It had been a long time since my partner had eaten a kebob aka known as food on a stick. Although the kebobs made in most countries look very different than the pinchos we are used to in Puerto Rico, the main ingredient is protein. We decided to do a kebob with vegetables and Gardein Home-Style Beefless Tips. The Gardein site has a kebob recipe but I decided to do my own.
I did not use the entire packet and decided to make about eight kebobs or pinchos with two beefless tips on each. Any vegetable goes with kebobs but we decided to use tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions. Depending on how big you buy the mushrooms, you can use a whole mushroom or half. I bought baby portabella mushrooms and used a whole mushroom. You can use grape tomatoes or campari tomatoes halved.
Wooden or Metal Skewers (If using wooden skewers pre-soak in water)
Any Vegetables you like but we used the following:
10 Baby Portabella Mushrooms whole
Tomatoes Grape or Campari
1 Large Onion cut into large pieces
Gardein Home-Style Beefless Tips
Adobo to taste
Pepper to taste
¼ cup of Olive Oil
¼ cup of Freshly squeezed Lime juice
BBQ (Whatever Kind you like)
Marinade the mushrooms and Gardein Beefless Tips for at least 20 minutes by mixing the olive oil, lime juice, adobo, pepper, and pouring it over the ingredients. I found that marinating these two absorbed full flavor of the beefless tips and mushrooms.
Start a assembling the items on your skewers but making sure you have room at the bottom to turn them over. Once they are assembled, line them up on a grill or on a baking sheet in your oven and set to broil.
I put these in my oven to broil and was constantly turning them. When you start seeing the vegetables cook, brush on the barbecue sauce of your choice. These won’t take too long to cook because there is not meet. Just wait for the vegetables to brown. Add a piece of bread at the end of the pinchos to soak up the excess barbecue sauce.
Disclosure: We where given products by Gardein in appreciation from one of our previous posts on their great products. Even though part of the ingredients (beefless tips) where provided by @Gardein we don’t feel that this influenced the writing of this post in any way.