Grilling tips to help make your cookout sizzle

By Stefanie Bryant |

Published 07/03 2014 09:03AM

Updated 07/03 2014 09:48AM

When grilling, make sure you don't under cook or over cook your meat.  According to Jason McKinney, managing partner at Texas Roadhouse in Bossier City; that's one of the biggest mistakes many people make when grilling out.

A good tip to cooking kabobs, make sure your meat is the same size as your vegetables.  McKinney shared many of his grilling dish ideas with NBC 6 News.  Listed below is the recipe for kabobs.

Kabob Preparation
Gather all ingredients before beginning recipe.

Equipment:  Two cutting boards (one for veggies & one for meat), storage container, metal skewers, knife, latex gloves

Ingredient                    Amount

Step 1
Mushroom Caps                1 oz

Step 2
Sirloin (1 ½” X 1 1/2” Cubes)            6 oz
Yellow Onion (1 ¼” X 1 ¼” Slices)        1 oz
Green Pepper (1 ¼” X 1 ¼” Slices)        1 oz
Tomato (1 ¼” X 1 ¼” Slices)            1 oz

Step 3
Marinade or Seasoning                As Desired

Important to know:
·    Cutting your veggies slightly smaller than the sirloin cubes should keep them from burning.
·    Metal skewers helps ensure complete cooking of the meat, including the center. 

Always wash your hands and sanitize your work area and equipment before starting any recipe.

Step 1
·    Trim stem of mushrooms even with cap
·    Place in appropriate container and hold for later use

Step 2
·    Cut remaining ingredients and reserve
·    Each kabob contains:  5 sirloin pieces, 2 mushroom caps, 2 tomato slices, 2 onion slices,  and 3 green pepper slices. 
·    With the point of the skewer up slide on one piece of sirloin. 
·    Place the rest of the ingredients on in this order:  green pepper, onion, sirloin cube, tomato, sirloin cube.
·    Repeat
·    When finished each kabob should weight 9-10 oz.

Step 3
·    Place all kabobs into a container. 
·    Season or marinate the kabobs to you desired taste and let sit in refrigerator for later cooking on the grill.  



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