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Greek Inspired Beef Souvlaki

Greek Inspired Beef Souvlaki

Greek Inspired Beef Souvlaki are herby beef skewers packed full of flavour. On the table in under an hour makes them perfect for a cheeky mid-week BBQ. 

Greek Inspired Beef Souvlaki

The promise of warmer weather next week has excited the barbecuer in me. Barbecuing allows me to experiment with fresh ingredients from the garden to create mouth-watering meals. I also love how cooking and eating outside becomes more social and relaxed. 

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This beef souvlaki recipe is inspired from our holidays to Greece. Staying in little family run apartments, exploring the islands and eating in quaint tavernas is my ideal holiday. The last two years we have visited Crete with our good friend, Kerry. Kerry is also an avid cook and we spent the week in food heaven indulging in fresh Greek food. We came away with a lot of local produce to continue our love affair with Greek food. 

Greek Inspired Beef Souvlaki*The nutritional values were calculated from the ingredients I used.

Greek Inspired Beef Souvlaki

preparation: 40 minutes

Cooking: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients 

400g Lean minced beef, 5% fat

1 tbsp Olive oil

1 tbsp Red wine vinegar 

1/2 Red onion, grated

2 Garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp Fresh oregano, finely chopped 

1 tsp Fresh parsley, finely chopped

1/2 tsp Dried marjoram 

Pinch of salt and pepper

Method 

  1. Use your hands to squish all ingredients together in a large bowl until combined. Pop in the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Whilst the beef is marinating light the BBQ or preheat the grill to medium/high setting.
  3. Divide the beef souvlaki mixture equally into 4. Use your hands to gently roll into sausages then insert a skewer through the centre. 
  4. Grill on each side for 4-5 minutes, depending on size. Ensure they are cooked through and piping hot before serving.
  5. Serve with flatbreads or pittas, Greek salad and Tzatziki. 

Tips

Metal skewers become hot when cooking so be careful when handling.

Soak wooden skewers in water before using to stop them from burning.

Try something different, serve beef souvlaki instead of burgers at your next barbecue.

If you don’t have fresh herbs you can replace with dried herbs. Use 1 tsp of dried oregano and 1/2 tsp of dried parsley.

Looking for new and exciting BBQ marinades? Use the marinade from my Shredded Ginger Chicken Curry to spice up your chicken.

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