These Lamb Kabobs are flavorful and juicy! This marinade will knock your socks off. Create the ultimate restaurant quality kabob with very little effort.
Lamb Kabobs are going to be a hit at your next event. Whether a small family dinner or a huge party, these kabobs are always our go-to. You can do most of the prep in advance and grill right before serving.
Lamb Kabob Marinade
The marinade will make your Lamb Kabobs taste just right! It’s the perfect combination of soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, and wine. It creates such a great, rich flavor. I recommend marinating the lamb and veggies overnight for the best results.
Hot Tip: Cut the lamb into equal-sized cubes to ensure even cooking.
How to Make Lamb Kabobs
Making lamb kabobs is so quick and easy! Just cut up the lamb and veggies and toss in an easy marinade. Skewer up the kabobs and throw them on the grill. A flavorful, fun summer dinner in no time!
- Chop Kabob Ingredients – Cut the lamb into 1-inch cubes and add the dish to marinate. Dice the onion and peppers into large squares – toss them together and use your hands to press out the excess juices. Add peppers and onions to lamb cubes.
- Marinate – Combine the veggies and lamb with the marinade (soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, wine, and steak seasoning). Marinate overnight in the fridge.
- Grill Kabobs – Skewer the lamb and veggies. Grill the kabobs until they’re cooked through.
Hot Tip: Get yourself some metal skewers. They are handy and great for grilling and don’t require soaking like wooden skewers do.
What Cut of Lamb is Best for Kabobs?
The best cuts of lamb for kabobs are a boneless lamb shoulder or lamb sirloin. These cuts are the best choice because they have the right amount of fat. The fat results in a juicy, tender, and flavorful kabob.
Hot Tip: For the best presentation, alternate the peppers, onion, and lamb chunks when skewering the kabobs.
How do you know when kabobs are done?
Kabobs are done when they are lightly charred and the internal temperature of the meat is fully cooked. For lamb kabobs the internal temperature should reach 145°F for medium well.
How do you keep kebabs moist?
The key to keeping kebabs moist is to not overcook them. Use a thermometer to check the internal temperature for doneness.
How do you grill kabobs with wooden skewers?
To grill kabobs with wooden skewers, you need to first soak the skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before using. Soaking in water prevents the skewers from catching on fire.
Hot Tip: Trim and discard any excess fat from the lamb. It’s okay for the lamb to have a little bit of fat for flavor.
Serving Lamb Kabobs
The serving options for kabobs are endless! Lamb kabobs are amazing when served with a creamy yogurt-based tzatziki sauce, or turn the kabobs into an easy gyro. For sides, I love serving them with a rice pilaf or this homemade naan bread.
Kabobs are also great when served alongside your favorite salad like this Arugula Avocado Tomato, and Cucumber Salad
Other Kabobs Recipes to Try
- Chicken Kabob – mayo and ranch dressing makes the chicken super tender.
- Pork Kabobs – simple grilled recipe with pork, onion, and garlic.
- 5 Minute Grilled Chicken – only 3 ingredients and perfect for summer picnics.
- Beef Shish Kabob – cubed and skewered beef layered with veggies.
- 3 lb boneless lamb
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
- 1 tbsp steak seasoning
- 1 cup red wine
- 2 large green bell pepper
- 1 large onion
- 1 large red bell pepper (optional for grilling)
- 1 large yellow bell pepper (optional for grilling)
- 1 large yellow onion (optional for grilling)
- Cut meat into one-inch cubes. Place meat in a dish, cover with soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, wine and steak seasoning.
- Dice the onion and bell peppers into large squares. Using your hands, mix them together and press to extract the juices. Combine the veggies with the lamb and marinade. Let it all marinate overnight in the fridge.
- Place the marinated lamb on skewers. If you choose to add fresh bell pepper and onion, cut it into equal size pieces.
- Grill the kabobs until they’re cooked through, depending on your preference.
Can I broil these in the oven?
Hi Chris, thank you for reaching out. You can absolutely make this in the oven, but it wont have the grilled flavor. I hope it works out for you! Enjoy!
Wish there was a base suggestion for cook time and/or desired temperature, especially for less experienced folks.
Hi Dino- start with grilling them for a couple of minutes per side, like 3-4 minutes! Hope this helps!
Way to salty for us. Marinade could be used on any meat. Not specifically for lamb. Next time I’ll go more Mediterranean. This is more asian
Hi Judy - Sorry this didn't work out for you! I hope the meat and veggies turned out OK for you. Let me know what seasoning you end up trying next time and how it turns out! You can always use low-sodium soy sauce to cut down on the salt too. 🙂
What type of red wine do you use?
Hi May- any dry, red wine will work great. Enjoy!
could i use leg of lamb or is the meat not tender enough.
Yes, you can. The marinating process will break it down a bit. It will be good. Enjoy
All your recipes are wonderful! My littlw daughter, who is 4 years old, adores you! She keeps telling me: let's watch Natasha one more time! Thank you! Be blessed!
Ohh that is so sweet 🥰 Tell her I say hello and thank you! I'm so glad you both enjoy the recipes! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.
Wonderful recipe - I wanted to test it out before I added it to the Easter menu - oh my so delicious!
I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe, and that it has now been added to your Easter menu!
Love how easy these are to make! My whole family enjoyed it and BONUS, easy clean up too!
Right?! Great for any day!
Oh I just know my family would be all over this. We usually have lamb for Easter, so we'll try it this year!
Let me know how it goes, Katie!
Do you recommend grilling on gas grill or smoker?
Hey Alena, I think a gas grill would be best because it heats up to a higher temperature.
What brand gad grill do u recommend? There’s so many
We have a Kitchen Aid but I heard amazing things about Weber, I have seen them at Costco.
I think it would. I haven't tried it but cant see why not.
Do you think this would work with pork as well? I know you have a pork kabob recipe but do you think this marinade would work with pork too? Have you tried it by any chance. I'm just looking for a marinade for pork kabobs that is juicy and rich in taste.
Yes, this recipe will work well for pork or beef. It will be so good!
What would work with chicken as I would love to have chicken as well
We are working on a recipe for chicken. Coming soon!