The Pioneer Woman

The Pioneer Woman

Big Bad Beef Skewers

  • prep time16 min
  • total time 16 min
  • serves 6

Make the most of grilling season with these skewers of cubed top sirloin, zucchini, tomato and red onion.

8 Ratings
Directions for: Big Bad Beef Skewers



2 large zucchini

24 oz top sirloin, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

3 Roma tomatoes, quartered

3 large red onions, quartered

Spice Mix

2 Tbsp kosher salt

4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

4 tsp garlic powder

4 tsp lemon pepper seasoning

2 tsp fennel seeds

2 tsp dried thyme

4 Tbsp vegetable oil

Blue Cheese Sauce

½ cup mayonnaise

2 Tbsp lemon juice

2 Tbsp milk

2 oz blue cheese, crumbled

Jalapeno-based hot sauce, as needed

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


4 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp lemon juice

2 cups mixed salad greens

½ cup chopped fresh parsley

2 oz blue cheese, crumbled



1. Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat.

2. Cut off the ends of the zucchini, then trim off the sides lengthwise, creating 4 flat sides. Cut crosswise to create 1 1/2-inch cubes.

3. Using six 14-inch metal skewers, skewer the beef, zucchini, tomatoes and onions, distributing the ingredients evenly among the skewers.

Spice Mix

1. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, lemon pepper, fennel seeds and thyme. Drizzle the skewers with the vegetable oil and season with the spice mixture. Grill the skewers until well-marked on all sides, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Allow to rest while making the salad.

Blue Cheese Sauce

1. In a mason jar, mix together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, milk, blue cheese and some hot sauce, salt and pepper. Put on the lid and shake until evenly combined.


1. Mix together the olive oil and lemon juice in a bowl.

2. Add the salad greens to a serving platter and drizzle with the lemon dressing. Place the skewers over the salad greens and drizzle with the blue cheese sauce. Garnish with the parsley and blue cheese.

Tips and Substitutions

Special equipment: six 14-inch metal skewers

See more: Beef, Grill, Main, Vegetables

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