Recipe By BaysChick
Published Mar 21st
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional 6h Ready In 6h 30m
Servings 6 Servings Calories 262.6

This is how my mother-in-law was taught by her Persian mother-in-law to make kabob. We always grill onions, bell pepper, and tomatoes to go along with our meal. This is wonderful served with Persian rice and a cucumber salad.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) container plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried mint
  • 2 pounds beef top sirloin, cut into large cubes

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large bowl, mix the yogurt, onion, and mint. Place the beef cubes in the mixture. Cover, and marinate at least 6 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. 2 Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  3. 3 Place the marinated beef cubes on skewers, and grill, turning occasionally, 15 minutes, or to desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 262.6
  • Carbohydrate 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol 83 mg
  • Fat 14.4 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 27.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.9 g
  • Sodium 83.8 mg
  • Sugar 3.4 g


  1. well... the way we make kabobs is more flavorful. just yogurt and mint won't help. it is important to add a lot of different types of spices. cayenne pepper.. garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, (sometimes) turmeric, and other spices of your choice. trust me, it will taste better with more spices.
  2. This is my family's all-time favorite thing for dinner! The yogurt tenderizes the meat. **The longer this marinates, even up to 48 hours, the better it will taste. Note to other reviews: For best results you need to use fresh meat and the better the cut, the better the kabob. It is supposed to be - Read more ...
  3. It seems there are as many ways to cook this as there are cooks! I, too, added a little garlic and some sumac. Because mint is in the garden right now I used that. Guess I should dry some mint because we really liked this recipe and I will be making it again. It was - Read more ...
  4. I gave this 4 out of 5 stars simply because I wasn't sure what to do after marinating the meat - do I grill it with the yogurt dripping off do I wipe off the yogurt do I rinse off the yogurt? I was unsure and rinsed off the yogurt. The meat was very tender - Read more ...
  5. The yogurt made the beef so tender and the favor was tasty. I thought it was easy to prepare and fast to cook. I added tomatos onions and mushrooms with the meat on the skewers. I served with rice. I will make this again and again!
  6. Fantastic recipe! I added a few extras for my version; fresh mint instead of dried, a dash of lemon juice, pinch of coarse pepper, kosher salt, and a tablespoon of curry. Skewered with red onion, zucchini and summer squash.
  7. This turned out terrific. The meat was tender and juicy and just perfect. Thank you for a wonderful recipe. We will make this again and again.
  8. O.k. marinade...I marinaded for 6 hours maybe that was the problem there didn't seem to be a lot of flavor.
  9. Superb in flavor. The longer it is marinated the better! A super tender succulent kabob.