Mojo Beef Kabobs & Grilled Beef Tri-Tip

Grilled Tri-Tip with Three-Onion Sauce and Mojo Beef Kabobs are the only recipes you’ll need for grilling this weekend!

Mojo Beef Kabobs and Grilled Tri-Tip with 3-Onion Sauce |


I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day weekend!  We partied all weekend long and kicked off the weekend with a fabulous get-together on Saturday.  We had friends and family over and boy oh boy did we eat good!

 I made up some Mojo Beef Kabobs using a recipe I found on as well as Grilled Beef Tri-Tip Roast with Caramelized Three-Onion Sauce {see recipes below}.

 My brother brought his famous Squash Casserole, we made up some corn and hot dogs {ALL BEEF!} for the kids and just had a fabulous time.  It was one of those parties where I was asked over and over for the recipes and I sent home Ancho Steak Seasoning with guests {always an interesting party favor!} :)  The food was AMAZING and reminded me once again why I would never make it as a vegetarian…

Ancho Steak Seasoning |

Let’s start with the Tri-Tip.  Now I have heard that Tri-Tip is mostly a California cut of beef.  I don’t know if that is true but believe me when I say if you haven’t tried Tri-Tip before, you need to make every effort to do so if the very near future.  Tri-Tip in every shape and form is a family favorite and is frequently grilled at parties year-round.  I usually buy them pre-seasoned and was excited to try this recipe and make my own seasoning blend.  Also, after reading that the Caramelized Three-Onion Sauce was a balsamic vinegar reduction – I was sold.  Love balsamic!  Here’s the recipe and trust me, you’re going to want to make this soon.

Grilled Tri-Tip with 3-Onion Sauce |
Grilled Beef Tri-Tip Roast with Caramelized Three-Onion Sauce
{from The Healthy Beef Cookbook}
Beef Tri-Tip with Carmelized Three Onion Sauce
  • 1 beef tri-tip roast ( 11/2-2 pounds)
Caramelized Three Onion Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 thinly sliced large red onion
  • 1 thinly sliced large yellow onion
  • 2 bunches green onions, green party only, thinly sliced
  • ¾ c balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ c packed brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper as desired
  • ¼ c Ancho Steak Seasoning - see below
Ancho Steak Seasoning:
  • ¼ cup kosher salt or table salt
  • 3 tablespoons ground ancho chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons dried granulated garlic
  • 2 tablespoons coarse-grind black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground thyme
  1. To prepare Caramelized Three-Onion Sauce, heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add red, yellow, and green onions, cook and stir for 8 to 10 minutes or until onions are tender and beginning to brown.
  2. Reduce heat to low; cook 12 minutes or until onions are caramelized, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium high. Stir in vinegar, cook 4 minutes or until reduced by half stirring occasionally. Stir in sugar; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Reduce heat to low; cook 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates and onion mixture thickens.
  3. Combine all ingredients for the Ancho Steak Seasoning in a small bowl; store in airtight container. Shake well before using.
  4. Press Ancho Steak Seasoning evenly onto beef roast. Place roast on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. (We used our gas grill with no problems.)
  5. Grill, covered, 25 to 35 minutes for medium-rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally. Remove roast when instant-read thermometer inserted into center of thickest part of beef registers 140°F for medium-rare, 155°F for medium. Let stand for 10 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 5°F to reach 145°F for medium-rare, 160°F for medium.)
  6. Carve roast across the grain into thin slices and serve with Caramelized Onions.


Next up are the Mojo Beef Kabobs.  I love kabobs for parties – they’re so festive and colorful!  The Mojo Sauce is what really set these kabobs apart from any other kabobs I’ve made.  It was insanely delicious – so fresh and it would go great on any number of dishes.

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Mojo Beef Kabobs

Mojo Beef Kabobs
  • 1 pound boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
  • 1 large lime, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 8 thin wedges
  • 1 container grape or cherry tomatoes (about 10 ounces)
Mojo Sauce:
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  1. Whisk Mojo Sauce ingredients in small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Cut beef steak into 1-1/4 inch pieces; season with pepper. Alternately thread beef with lime and onion wedges evenly onto four 12-inch metal skewers. Thread tomatoes evenly onto four 12-inch metal skewers.
  3. Place kabobs on grid over medium, ash-covered coals.
  4. Grill tomato kabobs, covered, about 2 to 4 minutes or until slightly softened, turning occasionally. Grill beef kabobs, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill 9 to 11 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning once.
  5. Serve kabobs drizzled with sauce.


Everything was so delicious and the only thing missing was YOU!  What’s your favorite cut of beef and how do you prepare it?  I can’t wait to try out some more recipes and share them with you – I do love my beef!

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Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a In Home Party campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and received product samples to facilitate my party and review, and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

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