Traditional Brazilian churrasco—large cuts of beef, chicken, sausage, and vegetables grilled on swords—inspired these mixed grill kabobs.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Carson Downing

Recipe Summary

30 mins
4 hrs
12 skewers


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a food processor combine the yellow onion, garlic, orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. black pepper and puree. Pour 3/4 cup marinade into a medium container or resealable plastic bag and add the steak and chicken cubes. Toss to coat, cover or seal, and refrigerate for 4 to 8 hours.

  • One to two hours before grilling, combine mushrooms, bell peppers, and red onion in a bowl and pour remaining marinade over vegetables to coat separately. Be gentle while mixing to avoid breaking up onion pieces.

  • If using wood skewers, soak them in water at least 30 minutes before grilling. Thread twelve 10- to 12-inch skewers with alternating pieces of steak, peppers, chicken, mushrooms, onion, and sausage.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill to medium (350°F to 400°F), brush cooking grates clean and lightly oil. (Or set a grill pan over medium-high and brush with oil.) Grill skewers for 10 to 12 minutes, turning over halfway through, until chicken is no longer pink (165ºF). Serve with Chimichurri.


In a medium bowl combine 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano, 1 minced shallot, 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar, 1 pinch crushed red pepper, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. black pepper. Makes 2/3 cup.Nutrition analysis per serving: 172115 calories, 0 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 12 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 1 g total sugar, 6% Vitamin A, 6% Vitamin C, 391 mg sodium, 1% calcium, 3% iron

Nutrition Facts

425 calories; fat 31g; cholesterol 90mg; saturated fat 8g; carbohydrates 10g; mono fat 17g; poly fat 4g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 5g; protein 27g; vitamin a 1039.4IU; vitamin c 51.5mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 9.4mg; vitamin b6 0.8mg; folate 42.6mcg; vitamin b12 0.6mcg; sodium 797mg; potassium 659mg; calcium 46mg; iron 2mg.