Classic Filet Kebabs with Cucumber Feta Sauce and Another $100 Visa Giftcard Giveaway

It has been a week of BEEF at my house. I have been reading up about lean cuts of beef and deciding which recipes to make next with the beef recipe search. As part of the Lean Meat Match-Up and in conjunction with the Beef It's What's For Dinner people, I chose Classic Filet Kebabs with Cucumber Feta Sauce as my second recipe to prepare this week.

The result....another delicious recipe! It contained all the necessary components of a recipe I will definitely make again.

1. Easy to prepare
2. Delicious
3. A little out of the ordinary
4. Can be served for a weeknight dinner or to dinner guests on the weekend

After quickly marinating the filet and vegetables, I skewered and grilled the kebabs for about 10 minutes. In that time, I combined the ingredients for the sauce and sliced some crusty bread to go along with the meal. I loved cool cucumber sauce spiked with salty feta cheese paired with the charred filet. The sauce was so tasty that I will be making it again to serve with cut up vegetables. Not a complaint from the family on this meal; no leftovers were to be found.

Besides a new recipe to try, I will also be awarding another great prize. As part of the Lean Meat Match-Up, I am giving away some cool swag. To participate in the random drawing for a $100 Visa giftcard, an insulated shopping tote and an I Love Beef apron, fill out the Lean Cut Match-Up questionnaire. Leave a comment by 12 pm EST on August 22 on this post as to which cut of lean meat matches up with your family. Be sure to leave your email so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner.

By the way, using a RANDOM.ORG, a true random service, a winner was chosen for the first swag giveaway. Congratulations to Deanna G!!!!

Now get off to the store to pick up the ingredients for Classic Filet Kebabs with Cucumber Sauce. You still have time to make them for dinner.

Classic Filet Kebabs with Cucumber Feta Sauce
adapted from a recipe on the Beef It's What's For Dinner website

1 1/2 pounds beef tenderloin steaks, cut 1 inch thick
2 medium red, yellow or green bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
8 shallots - cut in half if large
Bamboo or metal skewers

Rub --
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce --
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup finely chopped seeded cucumber
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt

Cut beef steak into 1-1/4-inch pieces. Combine seasoning ingredients in large bowl. Add beef, shallots and bell pepper pieces; toss to coat.

Alternately thread beef and vegetable pieces evenly onto eight 12-inch metal skewers, leaving small spaces between pieces.

Place kabobs on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill kabobs, covered, 7 to 9 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 9 to 11 minutes) for medium rare (140°F) to medium (150°F) doneness, turning once. Season kebabs with salt, as desired.

Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients in small bowl. Serve with kebabs.

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Disclosure: The Beef Association and the Beef Checkoff provided the swag bags mentioned above for this giveaway. Dinners for a Year and Beyond was also compensated with a giftcard to help offset the costs of groceries related to recipes being prepared for these blog posts as well as shipping costs associated with mailing prizes to the winners. The recipes were also provided by the Beef Checkoff.



Heather said...

This definately looks like a winner! I've already filled out the survey so I thought I would just leave a comment. Love the website! Just found it a week or two ago and have already made the Gnocchi, Fried Rice, and the Grilled Greek Chicken. All of which were delicious!


Unknown said...

I was top round. This recipe looks so good!
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Hannah said...

I'm a filet =p


Natalie said...

I was t-bone.
I love the sound of this sauce!
Thanks for the giveaway :)

Jennifer said...

It matched me with Top Sirloin, one of my favorite cuts!


whatsup1 said...

My match up is strip steak, but I think I'll try this recipe instead.

carmen said...

we are a filet family too!

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Julie said...

Love your blog, have already tried several recipes and they were great! Can't wait to try the filet kebabs

Julie said...

Love your blog, recipes are delish. Can't wait to try the filet kebabs.

stacief said...

That looks great! Surprisingly, the quiz put me at ground beef...which I dont really like.

Steph said...

Strip steak again! This recipe looks great, though I admit the first meat I'd think of using for it would probably be lamb!

Mami2jcn said...

I only answered the same letter on 2 questions so I guess "Lean Ground Beef" is what the quiz recommends for my family.

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sandy said...

filet! i'll try your recipe!


Denise said...

I was ground beef, which I do use alot. Love this recipe, esp the cool sauce to go with it!!

Donna-FFW said...

Top Sirloin.. Great giveaways!
Donna at

Anonymous said...

We are a Top Sirloin family and that sounds right since that is the cut we eat the most. We will definitely try this recipe.


Patti A said...

We're a top sirlion family, but I have everything to make this, so we'll be a filet family tonight.

divarez@comcast,net said...

Yum, this looks like something we would love. We were a strip family.

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Angela said...

I have to say, I never cooked with flank steak until I started reading this blog! One of my husband's favorite recipes from your site is the Mojo Skirt Steak. Yum, Yum, Yum! Your Steak Wrapped Asparagus recipe is soooo good, too!


Shelley said...

That looks fabulous. We were matched to lean ground beef, but that looks good enough for me to wanna switch.

teresa said...

i love the kabobs! we came out being filet mignon people too, which is awesome because it's our favorite cut. great giveaway!

DineInDiva said...

Kabobs sound delish - Strip Steak for me.

The Social Wife said...

definitely filet family!! we have it every sunday night!
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Jessica said...

Succulent and juicy! These kabobs look so yummy I'd grab one right now off my screen if I could!


Pattiey S said...

We tend to be a Top Sirloin family. Excellent in Beef Broccoli.


ericka said...

We are filet all the way baby!

Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer said...

I love the cucumber sauce! We use it to put in pita pocket sandwiches and dip for green bean fries! In a pinch you can use sour cream for the yogurt too. I always use full fat plain greek yogurt and it is so yummy.