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Garlic Steak Kabobs with red pepper and onion on platter with a Creamy Cilantro Sauce! #beefkabobs #steakkabobs

Garlic Steak Kabobs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

These Garlic Steak Kabobs with a Creamy Cilantro Sauce are my favorite Summer family dinner.  Beef filet is cut into chunks and then marinated with a delicious garlicy sauce.  Skewered and grilled with onion and red pepper, they are tender, flavorful, and utterly mouthwatering.  Then, drizzle with or dip into a cool and bright Creamy Cilantro Sauce for the perfect bite! #beefkabobs #steakkabobs #kabobideas #summerfood #grillingrecipes

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef, beef kabobs, cilantro, filet mignon, grilling, kabobs, steak
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler


Steak Marinade

  • 1 lb Beef Cubes for Skewers or Petit Beef filets
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt (table salt is fine as a substitute)
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Cold Water


  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion

Creamy Cilantro Sauce

  • 1 cup Fresh Cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper


Prep Ahead Steps

  1. If needed, cut your petit beef filets into 2 inch cubes and place into a large gallon storage bag or container to marinade. Mince the garlic. Add all of the ingredients for the marinade and then rub them all over the beef cubes. Seal the bag or container and place in the fridge until ready to grill (up to 4 days in advance).

    Raw beef cubes in bag with marinade for Garlic Steak Kabobs. #beefkabobs #steakkabobs
  2. Cut the onion in half, then quarters. Cut the red pepper into similar size pieces discarding the seeds and the stem. Store in the fridge until ready to skewer.

    Cut onion for Garlic Steak Kabobs. #beefkabobs #steakkabobs
  3. Make the Cilantro Cream Sauce by adding all ingredients to the blender. Pulse to get things started and then puree until smooth. Store in the fridge.

    Cilantro sauce in food processor for Garlic Steak Kabobs. #beefkabobs #steakkabobs


  1. Before skewering, I like to split the ingredients into the # of skewers I plan to make. So, if I am making 4 skewers, then split the beef cubes into 4 portions. Same for the onion and the red pepper. This way you don't end up with one skewer with very little.

    Separate portions of beef, onion and red pepper for Garlic Steak Kabobs. #beefkabobs #steakkabobs
  2. To make the skewers, simply alternate the red pepper, a couple layers of the onion, then the beef. Repeat until you use up the portioned out ingredients for that skewer. If you want, you can brush additional oil on the skewers, but since you had oil in the marinade, I find that I don't need any additional for the onion and red pepper.

    Raw Garlic Steak Kabobs with red pepper and onion on a pan. #beefkabobs #steakkabobs
  3. Preheat your grill to high. These don't take much time at all to cook to medium. Place on the grill for about 4-5 minutes, then flip the skewers over and grill the other side for another 4-5 minutes. (4 minutes on each side will get you to a medium-rare and 5 minutes to a medium.)

    Garlic Steak Kabobs with red pepper and onion on a grill. #beefkabobs #steakkabobs
  4. Serve with the cilantro sauce and enjoy!

    Garlic Steak Kabobs with red pepper and onion on platter with a Creamy Cilantro Sauce! #beefkabobs #steakkabobs

Recipe Notes

I say 4 servings for this recipe, but you should be able to get about 16 cubes of beef out of a pound.  So, depending on what else you are serving and the size eaters you have, that could be 4-6 servings.