Beef Souvlaki

Well…at least, this is my take on it.


I love Greek food. It’s flavorful and filling, but still remains light on the stomach aka it doesn’t leave you feeling like a load of crap. I think it’s a highly underrated cuisine and it baffles me as to why that is. Maybe because it’s not deep fried or covered in butter? Oh, America.

Now this recipe can be used with any type of meat, such as chicken or lamb, but I always find beef to be the most flavorful. I also add some red wine vinegar to the marinade to make the flavors pop.


Serve with rice, grilled (or sautéed) red onions, a Greek salad, and yogurt sauce (see my Chicken Shawarma recipe) and you’re all set for dinner! If you’re feeling savvy, I suggest making some homemade pita bread to go along with dinner. I was feeling, well….lazy today so that didn’t happen. Next time!

Serves 2-3 people

Time: 2 hours


Cubed beef (I used rib meat…poor choice, my jaw got tired from chewing. I suggest sirloin)

1 lemon, juiced

4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground oregano (or fresh, finely diced)
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Combine all ingredients into one bowl and mix. Let marinate for about 1 hour.

2. Cook the meat! I used my cast iron to avoid getting eaten alive using the charcoal grill outside.

Jeez, I didn’t realize how simple and boring this recipe would be. But I promise, it tastes wonderful. The tanginess of the vinegar and lemon mixed with garlic really makes the beef taste great. And the best part is, the flavor of the beef doesn’t get masked by all of it, it just melds into a great combination of flavors.


P.S. I am off to Los Angeles for wedding planning. See you all in 5 days!




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