Campfire BBQ Kabob Recipe

Campfire BBQ Beef Kabob Recipe

Campfire BBQ Beef Kabob Recipe from Boondocking Lifestyle

The campfire BBQ beef kabob recipe is a great make ahead camping meal that can easily be customized and scaled up to feed a crowd. They are fun to make and cook right on the campfire for easy cleanup!

Whether you call them kabobs, kebabs, or just plain skewers, these grillable meals-on-a-stick are perfect for camp cooking. Just get the campfire going, prepare your skewers, and then toss them on the fire. Minimal prep work, no dishes to clean up and loads fire-roasted of flavor. And with this roundup of grilled kabob recipes, planning the menu for your next camping trip will be a piece of cake!

Campfire BBQ Beef Kabob Recipe Marinade Instructions

A sirloin tip roast is used for these kabobs. Although this cut of beef is less expensive, it does require a 24-hour marinade to achieve tender kabobs.

Swap out the sirloin tip roast with a filet mignon, porterhouse, or rib-eye steak if you’re short on marinating time for this campfire BBQ beef kabob recipe. These beef steaks are more expensive, but they don’t require marinating for as long.

Campfire BBQ Beef Kabob Recipe Prep at Home Instructions

Preparing some of your food at home before you go camping will save you a lot of time and effort when you’re cooking on the go.

The marinade must begin at least one day prior to cooking, as I indicated earlier.

My favorite way to prepare the campfire BBQ beef kabob recipefor a camping trip is to start marinating it the night before. After putting it in the fridge the night before, I cook it up on the first night of our camping vacation.

I also prefer to mince my onions and peppers before using them in this recipe. When I’m camping, I keep them in Stasher bags in the cooler so I won’t have to use a knife or cutting board.

campfire BBQ Beef kabob recipe

FAQ For the Campfire BBQ Beef Kabob Recipe

Can you make kabobs the day before?

Directions for Making Ahead: Marinate the beef and chop the veggies at least one to three days before you need them. The beef can be marinated for a maximum of six hours in advance. Beef kebabs can also be cooked in the oven or on a stovetop grill pan if you don’t happen to have access to a grill.

Should you pre cook vegetables for kabobs?

Before grilling, partially prepare vegetables like potatoes or cauliflower that require longer to cook. Boil the vegetables in salted water until they are crisp-tender, then set them aside to chill in an ice bath. After it’s cooled, pat it dry and then throw it in the marinade.

Do you put oil on kabobs before grilling?

Instead of marinating, just sprinkle salt and pepper on the meat, shrimp, or vegetables, and drizzle with olive oil. To keep the beef from spinning while you cook them on kabobs, it’s best to use two skewers side by side.

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2. Campfire Cheesy Potato Stacks Recipe

3. Campfire Roasted Asparagus With Tomato Aioli Sauce Recipe

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Campfire BBQ Kabob Recipe

Campfire BBQ Beef Kabob Recipe

Grilled kabobs are a great make ahead camping meal that can easily be customized and scaled up to feed a crowd. They are fun to make and cook right on the campfire for easy cleanup!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People
Calories 112 kcal


  • 4 campfire skewers
  • cutting knives
  • large bowl for mariande
  • small serving bowls for marinade
  • cutting board


  • 1 onion small red
  • 1 bell pepper medium red
  • 24 mushrooms medium
  • 4 steaks (1-inch-thick) boneless grilling (such as New York strip, ribeye, or sirloin; about 1 ½ lb)
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce hickory (or regular)
  • ¼ cup cola
  • ¼ cup chili sauce sweet
  • 1 cup beer of your choice



  • Get your outdoor fire pit ready by adding a grill. Mince the pepper and onion into one-inch chunks. Begin by chopping the meat into 1-inch cubes and then add salt. Skewer the steak, peppers, and onions in alternating patterns (wash hands).
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  • Blend together the sweet chili sauce, cola, beer, and barbecue sauce. Marinade in this mixturea minimum of 24 hours.
    Campfire BBQ Kabob Recipe
  • Cut the onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and meat into 1 nich cubes. Add the cubes to 6 inche meat skewers (either meatl or wood) alternating the ingredients.
  • Roast over an open fire until the meat complety cooked through (see notes) and the veggies have a little char on them
    Campfire BBQ Kabob Recipe
  • Remove from the skewers and serve with bowls of mariade for dipping


Note: The doneness temperatures for medium rare and medium stated above are traditional temperatures used for cooking steak, but are not recommended by the USDA. To maintain food safety, the USDA recommends an internal temperature of 145°F, as measured using a food thermometer, with a 3-minute rest time before carving.


Calories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 601mgPotassium: 185mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 204IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 0.4mg
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