One night last weekend, Ryan and I decided to grill out. We stopped at Kroger on our way home from a day at the lake with his extended family. When we walked in we saw some pre-made kabobs so that gave us the idea... we decided to make our own. Nothing to fancy, just meat, peppers, onions, zucchini and squash. As we walked through the produce section, I couldn't resist a tub of fresh pineapple chunks. Grilled pineapple sounded heavenly, and it was.
Here is our basic recipe.
Beef and Veggie Kabobs
1 - 1.5 lb beef (we got the pre-cut kind)
1 green bell pepper
1 sweet onion
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
Tony's Cajun Seasoning
Tabasco Sauce - Smokey flavor
Slice vegetables in bite sized pieces
Season the meat with Tony's, Garlic Pepper, a few shakes of the Worcestershire and Tabasco.
Sprinkle zucchini and squash with Tony's and Garlic Pepper
Skewer all meat and veggies. We have found that skewering with one item per skewer works best since some things take longer to cook. We also have this nifty skewer set with a stand that allows for the food to not sit directly on the grill.
Place food on hot grill and cook until done. I don't know how long, we just watch it and hope it doesn't burn.
This latest "kabobbing" attempt turned out fantastic. Our grill wasn't big enough for both trays of skewers so the pineapple was dessert. Mmmmm, I could eat grilled pineapple several times a week!
When we grill, Ryan likes to make stuffed jalapenos or stuffed mushrooms. He was in the mood for mushrooms so that's what he made. This is one of those recipes that isn't really a recipe. We just make the cheese stuffing up as we go...
Whole mushrooms, stems removed
1 block cream cheese
grated cheese (Mexican blend, cheddar, Parmesan, mozzarella, whatever you like)
Tony's Cajun Seasoning
Mix the cheeses and seasonings. Our only advice is to start small and add more of each ingredient as you taste test. Don't go overboard on the Tony's because it makes it really salty.
Fill mushrooms with cheese mixture. Leftover cheese mixture makes a great dip with Wheat Thins.
Place on grill, on indirect heat, until cheese is melted and mushrooms are soft.
We are looking forward to our new house, with a nice, new, bigger grill! Too bad that's over a year away!