Kalyn's Kitchen

Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs (Video)

Marinated Low-Carb Beef Kabobs are a favorite recipe that I used to make at Lake Powell, and these tasty low-carb kabobs are also Keto and can easily be gluten-free. 

Click here to pin Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs!

Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs found on KalynsKitchen.com

In one of my previous lives (before food blogging!) I used to cater houseboat trips on Utah’s beautiful Lake Powell, and this recipe for Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs was one of my favorite things to make on the houseboat.

This recipe was popular even with the old photos (oh my) but when I made it again recently I decided it must have a photo update. When when I took these new photos I remembered how hard it is to photograph hunks of meat, but I still think these new photos are definitely an improvement!

When I made this at Lake Powell I always used red wine in the marinade, but I’ve been making it with beef stock instead of wine for quite a few years now. And if you skip the Worcestershire Sauce (or use a Paleo/Whole 30 approved Worcestershire Sauce) these delicious Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs can easily be Paleo or Whole 30 and with Gluten-Free Worcestershire Sauce (affiliate link) they are gluten-free.

This marinade for beef is absolutely delicious! The marinated beef kabobs were a hit with Jake and his girlfriend Aubrey when they came for dinner, and I think any red meat lover would enjoy this for a tasty meal from the grill.

What if You Don’t Have an Outdoor Grill?

If you live in a place where grilling season only lasts a few months a year or you don’t have an outdoor grill, you can definitely cook kabobs like this on a Stove-Top Grill Pan or a George Foreman Grill. (affiliate links) 

Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs process shots collage

How to Make Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs:

(Scroll down for complete recipe including nutritional information.)

  1. Trim the beef and cut into cubes about 2 inches square.
  2. Whisk together the beef stock (or red wine), balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, steak seasoning, oregano, thyme, black pepper, and bay leaves to make the marinade. 
  3. Let the meat marinate at least 4-6 hours in the refrigerator, or longer is fine if you’re at work all day.
  4. Drain the meat into a colander placed in the sink, and let it come to room temperature while the grill heats to medium-high heat.
  5. Thread met on to skewers. Double skewers (affiliate link) are great for Kabobs if you don’t have blade skewers (affiliate link) like these gorgeous ones I got in Istanbul.
  6. When kabobs are nicely browned on one side, turn and cook until done to your liking, about 8-10 minutes for rare, 10-12 minutes for medium rare, or 12-15 minutes for medium.
  7. With kabobs it’s easy to take off one piece and cut into it to test for doneness or use a digital meat thermometer (affiliate link).

Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs found on KalynsKitchen.com

Make it a Meal:

Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs would taste great with something like World’s Easiest Grilled Vegetables or Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan for a low-carb meal.

More Tasty Ideas for Kabobs:

20 Low-Carb Kabobs or Skewers for the Grill ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Greek-Style Beef Kabobs ~ Cupcakes and Kale Chips
World’s Easiest Kabobs with Grilled Zucchini and Sausage ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Steak Kabobs ~ That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Grilled Greek Chicken Kabobs with Feta Dill Sauce ~ From Valerie’s Kitchen
Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Asian Marinade ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs

Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs

Yield 4 generous kabobs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

These marinated beef kabobs are absolutely delicious and make a tasty meal from the grill.



  • 2 pounds lean beef cut into 2 inch cubes (see notes)

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 2 T beef stock or red wine
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. steak seasoning (see notes)
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Trim most of the visible fat from the meat and cut into 2″ cubes.
  2. Stir together the beef stock (or red wine), balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, steak seasoning, dried thyme, dried oregano, black pepper, and add bay leaves.
  3. Put meat cubes into the smallest Ziploc bag (or plastic container with a snap-tight lid) that will fit all the meat, then pour in the marinade.
  4. Marinate meat at least 4-6 hours in the refrigerator (or longer is fine if you’re gone all day.)
  5. When ready to cook, drain kabobs while you preheat grill to medium-high. (You can only hold your hand there for a few seconds at that heat.) Put meat tightly on skewers and let it come to room temperature while the grill heats.
  6. Grill kabobs to desired doneness, turning as soon as you get some nice grill marks on the first side.
  7. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the meat and how hot your grill is, but approximate times would be about 8-10 minutes for rare, 10-12 minutes for medium rare, or 12-15 minutes for medium.
  8. With kabobs it’s easy to take off one piece of meat and cut into it to see if it’s done to your liking, or use a digital meat thermometer to check the temperature.
  9. Let the kabobs rest about 5 minutes before serving.


Use cuts such as tri-tip, London broil, top sirloin, or top loin. I used tri-tip and trimmed a lot of fat.  If you marinate longer you could use tougher cuts of meat. Use Paleo/Whole 30 approved Worcestershire Sauce and my homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning to make this Paleo/Whole 30 approved. Use Gluten-Free Worcestershire Sauce (affiliate link) for gluten-free.

This is great with World’s Easiest Grilled Vegetables, which can cook along with the beef on the grill.

This recipe created by Kalyn and cooked for years on houseboats at Utah’s Lake Powell. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 690Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 202mgSodium: 379mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 65g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs would be a perfect main dish for low-carb eating plans or any phase of the original South Beach Diet, and if you omit the Worcestershire Sauce it can also be approved for Paleo or Whole 30 diets. For the South Beach Diet, remember the guideline to use beef with less than 10% fat.

Find More Recipes Like This One:
Use Grilling to find more recipes like this one. Use the Recipes by Diet Type photo index pages to find more recipes suitable for a specific eating plan. You might also like to Follow Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest to see all the good recipes I’m sharing there.

Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs found on KalynsKitchen.com

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    49 Comments on “Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs (Video)”

  1. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. Great recipes and pics! You have inspired me to try Southbeach again (and maybe this time I can stay on track….)

  2. Cooking Creation, glad you like it.

    Mamatkamal, thanks for the nice feedback, and happy weekend to you too!

  3. Just to let you know how great is your blog! Have a nice weekend and thank you for sharing all those gorgeous recipes.

  4. Oh, I bet these tasted so good! They look great! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Shirley the double skewers are fantastic. Wish I could remember where I got them! I catered and organized the houseboat trips for about ten years; lots of fun at the lake!

  6. Those look fantastic, Kalyn! We're kabob fans, but don't thave them that often. But I believe we need to have these immediately! I'll be looking for those double skewers to use–great idea. Had no notion that you had a previous life catering for houseboat guests … lucky folks!


  7. Amee, thanks for thinking of me, but I've been blogging for so long that I don't do those kinds of things any more.

    Pete, thanks!

    Maris, bring on the weekend!

  8. These really do look amazing. Perfect for the holiday weekend!

  9. Love beef kabobs….yum yum!

  10. I love your blog!! I would love for you to link up one of your healthy recipes to my new linky party called "Fit and Fabulous Fridays". It runs all day tomorrow, so come join the healthy recipe party:) You have wonderful things to share…Happy eating!

  11. Lydia, I'm not usually that much of a carnivore, but grilling season brings it out in me as well!

  12. Memorial Day grilling brings out the carnivore in me! These will definitely be on the menu alongside some grilled asparagus spears.

  13. Heather, Memorial Day weekend still has good memories of the end of school, so I'll definitely enjoy it. Happy weekend to you too!

    Thanks Dara; they were always a hit.

  14. I'll bet these were very popular with your houseboat clients. They are summer epitomized.

  15. Kalyn, this looks yummy! Have a fab Memorial Day weekend. 🙂

  16. Paddy, hope you enjoy the kabobs!

  17. Thank you so much for your wonderful recipe and for all those marvelous links. Look forward to trying them very soon!

  18. Sabrina thank you so much for the very nice feedback.

  19. Kalyn, I've been a fan of your blog for months now, and finally decided I should tell you just how much my friends and I enjoy not only your recipes, but the blog itself. It is very well put together, not only visually appealing but also well organized and user friendly, and easily navigable. Your images are beautiful as well! Thank you for all of your time and effort- I don't know if I could "South Beach" without you, and I tell others to check you out for conventional recipes as well.


  20. I think your blog looks great!