Peruvian Beef Kabobs



Serving size

4 ounces beef with mushrooms
30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers. Note that cooking time does not include marinating time. Serve with Peruvian Green Sauce.


Peruvian Beef Kabobs


2 clove Garlic, raw (finely minced)
3 tsp.. Ground cumin
1 Tbsp. Paprika (smoked paprika is best)
1/2 tsp., ground Black pepper
1/2 tsp., leaves Dried oregano
2 tsp. Olive oil
4 tsp. Low sodium soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari sauce)
2 Tbsp. Water
8 ounce Beef flank steak (or hanger steak)(cut into 3/4 inch cubes)
12 large Mushrooms, white, raw (sliced in half)


Mince the garlic and place in a small mixing bowl.

Add the cumin, paprika, pepper, oregano, olive oil, soy sauce, and water to the bowl.

Blend well.

Coat the beef and mushrooms well on all sides with the marinade, then place the beef and mushrooms on wooden skewers. Alternate the beef and mushrooms. This should make about 6 total kabobs (3 kabobs per serving).

Place the assembled kabobs on a large plate or Pyrex dish and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cooking.

When ready to cook, heat a griddle to medium hot.

Spray the griddle lightly with the olive oil and place the kabobs on the griddle.

Cook on each side for about 6 to 8 minutes.


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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Not long ago I posted a recipe for Peruvian Chicken to the website after having the dish in a restaurant. Truthfully, it is one of my favorite recipes of recent years. I had a similar dish in Chile a few years back and completely forgot about it until recently.

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