How to Cook Shish Kabobs on a George Foreman Grill

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Shish Kabobs make for a wonderful meal to share with friends and family. If you don't own a grill or if weather doesn't permit cooking outside, you can easily use a George Foreman Grill to make this classic dish. Use your favorite marinades or spices to make shish kabobs extra tasty, and incorporate your favorite meat, hearty fruit and vegetables. With minimal prep and cook time, this recipe can be made in less than an hour.


You can cook shish kabobs on a George Foreman Grill.
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Things You'll Need

  • 1 pound sirloin steak (or meat of choice)

  • 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce, optional

  • 1 large bell pepper, any color, chopped into 1 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1/2 red onion, sliced into 2-inch wedges

  • 1 8-ounce can pineapple chunks, drained

Step 1

Place 8 to 10 wooden skewers in a water bath, and allow them to soak for 10 minutes. While the skewers are soaking, prepare your George Foreman Grill and ingredients.

Soak the wooden skewers in water.
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Step 2

Heat your George Foreman Grill to high (or max heat), and spray the grilling surface with cooking spray.


Coat the cooking surface with cooking spray.
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Step 3

Chop the vegetables in 1 1/2- to 2-inch chunks. Open a small can of pineapple chunks, and drain the juice. You also can use fresh pineapple, cutting it into uniform chunks.

Chop the vegetables, aiming for uniform sizes for even cooking.
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Step 4

Chop the steak into 1 1/2- to 2-inch chunks. If time permits, place the cubed meat in a bowl, drizzle with teriyaki sauce and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, up to overnight.


Chop the steak in to even cubes.
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Step 5

Gather all of your ingredients and take the wooden skewers out of the water bath.

Gather kabob ingredients in one place, easy to reach.
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Step 6

Thread the ingredients onto the wooden skewers, alternating as desired.


Thread ingredients onto the skewers.
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Step 7

Place skewers on the heated George Foreman Grill, evenly spacing them. Most grills can fit 3 or more skewers at a time.

Space the kabobs evenly on the grill surface.
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Step 8

Secure the lid, and cook the kabobs until the steak reaches desired doneness. For rare steak, cook until the internal temperature of the steak reaches 140 F. Cook to 145 to 150 F for medium-rare, to 160 F for medium doneness and to 170 F for well done.


Note that the vegetables will still be crisp. If desired, cook the vegetables on separate skewers until they reach your desired softness. The meat will take only 3 to 5 minutes to cook, whereas vegetables could take 5 to 10 minutes.

Cover the kabos with the lid to heat through.
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Place the cooked kabobs on a plate, and repeat process for remaining skewers. Serve and enjoy!


Place finished skewers on a plate to serve.
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For best results, use a good cut of steak. Lower-quality cuts will turn out hard and be difficult to chew.

For variety, you can replace the steak with chicken or pork ,and substitute mango for the pineapple.

Serve kabobs with a delicious sauce, such as teriyaki sauce.