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How To Prepare Grilled Chilean Beef Kabobs With Smoky Chimichurri ?


Preparation time: 30 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Serving: 4


  • 2 lbs Beef- tenderloin, ribeye, sirloin, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes ( or sub 1 pound cremini mushrooms)
  • 1/8 cup oil
  • 1/8 cup lime juice, plus zest of one lime
  • 2 cloves garlic- finely minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Badia “complete” Seasoning ( or sub 1 tsp onion powder,1 tsp dried oregano or thyme, 1 teaspoon cumin)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

     *Note: If not using the Badia seasoning, add one more teaspoon salt

     Smokey Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno ( or use less for less spicy)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Cilantro Rice

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup rice, rinsed
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup cilantro- chopped
  • 3 scallions – chopped
  • 1 lime
  • Garnish- lime wedges, chopped cilantro


  1. Soak 8 10 inch skewers in warm water.
  2. Cut the beef into cubes and place in a zip lock bag or in a medium bowl.
  3. Mix oil, lime juice and zest, garlic, spices, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over the beef and seal the bag, shaking and mixing so all the beef is coated. Set aside on counter.
  4. Pre heat the grill.
  5. In a medium pot, add water and rice, bring to a boil. Cover, simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.
  6. In the mean time, make the Smokey chimichurri. Place all chimichurri ingredients in a food processor, and pulse repeatedly ( 10 to 15 times) until cilantro and onion are all minced well. It need not be smooth, but more like the consistency of pesto. Place in a small bowl. Set aside.
  7. Make the skewers alternating beef, cherry tomato, onion slice, then repeat until skewer is full. You should have about 3- 4 pieces of beef on each skewer.
  8. Grill the skewers over medium high heat, rotating until meat is nicely charred and cooked to desired done-ness.
  9. Place rice in a bowl, squeeze with lime, and scatter the cilantro and scallions overtop.
  10. Serve the beef skewers with the Smokey Chimichurri and the rice.
Posted by Coba Grills and we thank Feasting At Home for this delicious recipe and the recipe link