Mini Caribbean Spice Beef Kebabs on Healthy Seasonal Recipes

mini caribbean spice beef kebabs

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 48 kebabs 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Spicy marinated beef and pepper kebabs with Caribbean flavors and smoky chipotle pepper. Use mini bamboo skewers, also called brochettes, for these to make them perfect bite sized appetizers.



Caribbean Spice Marinade

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup reduced sodium soy sauce or wheat-free tamari
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper (powder)
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon dry thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

Beef Kebabs

  • 1 pound beef sirloin steak, preferably grass fed
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and cut into 24 ¾-inch squares
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cored and cut into 24 ¾-inch squares
  • Cilantro and orange zest for garnish, optional


  1. Place 48 (3-inch) bamboo skewers (also called brochettes) in a loaf pan, and cover with warm water.
  2. Combine garlic, onion, soy sauce, vinegar, agave, oil, chipotle, allspice, thyme and cloves in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Seal bag and set aside.
  3. Cut beef into 48 thin strips with a sharp carving knife, about 3-inches long. Add to the bag of marinade, press out excess air and seal. Agitate bag to coat the beef with the marinade. Refrigerate 1 to 4 hours.
  4. Arrange two oven racks so they are evenly spaced in the oven. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment. Drain skewers
  5. Place pepper in a medium microwave safe bowl. Add ¼ cup water. Cover and microwave until crisp tender, 2 to 3 minutes minutes. Drain and let cool slightly.
  6. Drain steak and discard marinade. Skewer beef onto brochettes. Add a piece of red or yellow pepper to the end of each kebab. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Transfer the baking sheets to the oven and cook 4 minutes. Switch pans of beef, rotating the pans around front to back to ensure even cooking. Roast until the beef is just barely pink in the center, 2 to 4 minutes longer. {Alternatively cook in two batches.}
  8. Transfer the beef kebabs to a serving platter, sprinkle with cilantro and zest and serve.


3.5 g Added Sugar, 17 mg Cholesterol


  • Serving Size: 4 kebabs
  • Calories: 86
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 261 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 5 g

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