Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi Steak Kabobs
Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi Steak Kabobs give you that fresh off the grill taste without leaving your kitchen. Pile on your favorite vegetables, and use this homemade seasoning for perfectly seasoned tender steak in every single bite.
We love to grill, but after this long drawn out winter, I am not sure when we will be dusting off our grill. So, I came up with this easy and flavorful Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi Steak Kabobs recipe that will make it feel like it came fresh from the grill. The marinade is a mix of soy sauce, Worcestershire, brown sugar for sweetness, spicy mustard and more.
The Best Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi Steak Kabobs
These steak kabobs do pack a punch in the heat factor. If you want you can always tame it down by skipping the sriracha and red pepper flakes. Or if you can handle the heat then add a splash more to taste. Simple marinade, juicy and tender steak, and flavorful vegetables in every bite.
What Steak Is Best for Kabobs
Sirloin Steak, flat iron, top sirloin or even London broil are some of the steaks that many reach for. They can be a cheaper cut of meat with a marinade they tenderize more for that tender and juicy effect.
If your store doesn’t carry these, just talk to the butcher in the meat department to direct you to the right cut of beef.
Best Vegetables For Steak Kabobs
This is where you can get creative and use any vegetables that you and your family enjoy. I will share some ideas with you below for you to consider.
- Summer Squash
- Tomatoes (we like cherry tomatoes)
- Whole Mushrooms
- Or take a sweet aspect and do something like pineapple.
The sky is the limit as to what to pair with your steak. Just remember the vegetables will cook down and some become really soft. You want to make sure they hold up during the cooking process. Another thing is to make sure the flavors pair well with the steak.
How to Keep Wooden Skewers From Burning When Cooked
If you are using wooden skewers for your kabobs, soak them in water for around 10-20 minutes. Making sure all areas of the kabob get soaked in water. The reason you do this is it will help the wood not burn up as it is getting cooked. If you skip this step your kabobs will literally burn up and your kabobs will fall apart.
How Do You Make Kabobs
Start by creating your marinade. This is what is going to flavor your meat and vegetables. Create the marinade and then marinade meat to really lock in all the flavor and juices.
Soak your kabob sticks in water, and then once ready, start layering on the meat and vegetables of your choice.
Heat up your Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi and follow the cooking directions below!
What to Serve with Steak Kabobs
The beauty of steak kabobs is they can be a meal in themselves! But, if you want to create more flavors and pair with other sides here are some great ones to consider.
- Serve with rice
- Mashed potatoes or even potato salad
- Pasta or vegetable salad
- Corn on the cob
- Baked Beans
Or any other favorite side you enjoy. Depending on when we have them and time of year, will depend on what we serve up. Those are all some of our family favorite side dishes to pair with kabobs.
I hope you all enjoy this easy steak kabob recipe that can be made in your Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi in the crisping lid. A really fun twist to your weeknight dinners!
- 1 pound lean steak of your choice
- 2-3 cups of your favorite vegetables
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons spicy mustard
- 1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon siracha
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Steps 1-11: Combine sauce ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk thoroughly and divide in half.
Step 12: Add beef to one half of the marinade and place in fridge for 2 hours.
Steps 13-14: Cut vegetables into 1” squares/cubes and add the remainder of the marinade. Place in fridge for 1 hour.
Step 15: Take beef and vegetables from fridge and grab your skewers. If you are using wooden skewers, soak in water for 1 minutes to prevent them from burning during the cooking process.
Step 16: Slide your beef and vegetables onto your skewers.
Step 17: Preheat Air Fryer/Ninja Foodi to 350 for 2 minutes.
Step 18: Place kabobs on your rack, keeping enough space between them to allow the air to flow freely around them. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Turn and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Check beef for doneness. We like ours medium rare, so this cook time was perfect. Cook for more or less time, depending on your preference. Remove from Air Fryer/Ninja Foodi with tongs and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 491 Total Fat: 26g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 73mg Sodium: 2353mg Carbohydrates: 37g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 16g Protein: 27g