Sweet Tropical Teriyaki Beef Kabobs

A delicious pineapple based teriyaki marinade makes these beef kabobs an easy healthy meal that the whole family will love!

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Fire up the grill and make these fantastic tropical teriyaki beef kabobs for your next dinner! Kids will love the sweet tropical teriyaki flavor, and adults will love how easy they are to make—and they’re a great healthy grilling recipe!

If you’re looking for more delicious beef recipes that pair with vegetables, try my Asian sesame grilled steak salad or use my steak marinade to make a fabulous girilled steak and pair it with some oven roasted tomatoes!

 beef kabobs on a white plate

Vegetable and Beef Kabobs – A One Skewer Dinner!

I’ve partnered with Canada Beef to create this versatile and delicious beef kabob recipe! Being an Alberta girl, beef definitely has a place on my table, not only for it’s high iron and protein (I’ll get into that later) but because all four family members in my family eat it. The kids LOVE beef. Steaks, ground beef, roast beef, you name it and the kids love it. It’s the one meat protein that my son enjoys no matter what dish I make, which is no small miracle.

We are extremely lucky here in Canada to have some of the best and most famous beef in the world. From your small local producer to larger ranchers, we have so many options available to us. Make sure to check out your local beef producers and shop local! Remember that a lot of your grocery stores will carry local beef, no matter what province you are in and if they don’t, start asking them to support local beef farmers as well! Coop here in Alberta is a great example of how they support local and carry Canandian beef producers.

How to Make Beef Kabobs

These are so easy to make and the best part is that you can marinate the beef and prep the vegetables ahead of time! I use a kabob rack to make mine, but you can place them right on the grill if you want.

  1. Whisk together the marinade ingredients. Set aside a small portion for basting while grilling.
  2. Place the beef in the marinade and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Prepare your vegetables.
  4. Place the vegetables and the beef on the skewers.
  5. Grill.
raw beef kabobs on a baking sheet

The Meat Factor

Adding meat to meals can boost the amount of iron absorbed from plant sources by 150% – this phenomenon is known as the ‘Meat Factor’.The best example of this is that if you add ground beef to your chili, you will get the maximum nutritional benefits from both the ground beef AND the beans in your chili. Try my Kitchen Sink chili recipe that is full of vegetables, beans and ground beef for a powerhouse dinner!

For this recipe, I deliberately paired fruit that is high in vitamin C with beef. Eating foods rich in Vitamin C also helps with iron absorption, and beef is an exceptional choice for its iron content – beef has 200% more iron and 600% more B12 than the same portion amount of chicken does. I have always had a very low iron count that I have to be aware of, and this is a method that I consciously use to boost my iron intake. I love a good beef liver and onions recipe!

 beef kabobs on a white plate

Tips and Tricks for Grilling Beef

Here are a few fun facts when it comes to grilling up your beef!

  • Seasoning your steak before grilling brings out more flavor.
  • Steaks cook more evenly when you flip them more than once!
  • Searing your meat is a fast and straightforward way to add flavor to your beef. This is why you want to sear your pot roasts before you put them in the slow cooker; that adds flavor.
  • Pierce the beef before placing it into the marinade; piercing the meat helps tenderize it more than a marinade does.

These beef kabobs were an absolute hit and I will be making them again next week for sure! It’s rare to find a meal that the whole family loved. A tip for parents of picky eaters – let the kids build their own kabobs. My daughter will build one of pure beef and pineapple, (she loves my grilled pineapple )while my son would load his up with everything. It makes it SO much easier for the whole family to enjoy dinner together – and it’s less work for me!

The beef was so tender and the tropical flavors were exceptional, I highly encourage you to give this one a try! Next time I will add mushrooms.

Happy cooking!



Sweet Tropical Teriyaki Beef Kabobs

A delicious pineapple based teriyaki marinade makes these beef kabobs an easy healthy meal that the whole family will love!
4.80 from 5 votes
beef kabobs on a white plate
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
BBQ Skewers
Karlynn Johnston


Chicken Kabob Marinade

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Kabob Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef sirloin steaks cut into bite sized cubes, fat trimmed, pierced with a fork
  • 5-6 spears fresh pineapple cut into one inch chunks
  • 1 large orange bell pepper cut into large chunks
  • 1 large red bell pepper cut into large chunks
  • 1 large white onion cut into chunks


  • Whisk together the beef marinade ingredients until combined. Place the beef cubes into a large Ziploc bag or a plastic container with a lid.
  • Remove 1/4 cup of the marinade and set aside in a container for basting later while BBQ-ing, and pour the remaining marinade into the bag with the beef.
  • Refrigerate overnight for the tastiest results.
  • When you are ready to cook, drain the beef from the marinade. Preheat your BBQ to medium-high heat. If your BBQ grate tends to stick, grease it accordingly.
  • Thread the beef, pineapple, bell peppers and onion onto the skewers.
  • Place the skewers on the preheated grill, turning frequently until nicely browned on all sides.
  • The beef can be cooked until medium-rare, and the vegetables until tender crisp.
  • Remove and serve. The skewers will be HOT!

Recipe Notes

  • Top with chopped cilantro if desired, I love cilantro on everything!
  • Nutrition on this is very innaccurate as it doesn’t take into consideration how much marinade remains on the beef

Nutrition Information

Calories: 321kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 49g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 145mg, Sodium: 266mg, Potassium: 1073mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 1959IU, Vitamin C: 86mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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A delicious pineapple based teriyaki marinade makes these beef kabobs an easy healthy meal that the whole family will love!

Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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