Skewered Beef Kabobs: Transform Your Campfire into a Feast

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Hey there, fellow campfire enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving into a campfire classic — Skewered Beef Kabobs. Now, who doesn’t love food on a stick, especially when it’s cooked over an open flame?

This recipe has its roots in various cultures, but we’re giving it an outdoor twist. Why’s it special, you ask? Because nothing screams “adventure” like grilling up some hearty kabobs in the great outdoors.

Trust me, this is the kind of grub that turns campfire meals into unforgettable experiences.

Skewered Beef Kabobs Recipe

Time to get our hands dirty! This dish is all about juicy beef skewered with vibrant veggies, and it’s a hit every time. Using a campfire survival cooking kit not only simplifies the process but also adds a touch of authenticity to your outdoor meal.

Skewered Beef Kabobs

Skewered Beef Kabobs

Sukhen Tanchangya
Succulent beef paired with colorful veggies, all grilled to perfection—these kabobs are a campfire must-try.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Servings 4
Calories 450 kcal


  • Portable grill or campfire with a cooking grate
  • Tongs
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring spoons


  • 1 lb beef sirloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Wooden or metal skewers


  • Marinate the Beef: In a bowl, combine beef cubes, olive oil, salt, paprika, and garlic powder. Mix well and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Prepare Veggies: Cut all the bell peppers, red onion, and zucchini into 1-inch pieces.
  • Skewer Time: Alternate between skewering the beef and veggies onto the wooden or metal skewers.
  • Fire Up: Make sure your campfire has low flames or hot coals. Place a cooking grate over it.
  • Grill: Put the skewers on the cooking grate. Turn every 2-3 minutes for even cooking.
  • Check for Doneness: Beef should be slightly charred and vegetables tender. Generally takes about 10 minutes.
  • Rest: Let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.


If you’re using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before skewering to prevent burning.

Want to read more? Check out our campfire recipes.

Nutrition Facts

Service SizeServingsAmount Per Serving% Daily Value *Vitamin
1 Skewer4450 Calories22%Vitamin C

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Skewered Beef Kabobs Cooking Tips and Tricks

  • Marinating Magic: The longer you marinate, the tastier your beef gets. If you have time, aim for 2 hours or more.
  • Wood vs Metal: Metal skewers conduct heat better but can get hot, while wooden skewers stay cool but can burn. Pick your warrior wisely.
  • Heat Level: A lower flame or hot coals are ideal. You want a steady heat for even cooking.
  • Veggie Mix: Feel free to switch up the veggies. Mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, or pineapple chunks can add a different twist.


Skewered Beef Kabobs are more than just a meal; they’re an experience. This recipe gives you juicy beef and tender veggies with every bite. They’re easy to prepare and even easier to devour.

For your next camping trip or even a backyard BBQ, these kabobs will not disappoint. So, what are you waiting for? Get those skewers ready!

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Sukhen Tanchangya

Sukhen is a passionate blogger and has a passion for camping. He enjoys cooking, especially over a campfire. Sukhen enjoys sharing adventure insights and outdoor cooking tips.

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