Dr. Pepper Marinated Steak Kabobs

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Dr. Pepper Marinated Steak Kebabs are juicy, delicious and easy to make! Everyone will be impressed with how tender your meat is. It almost melts in your mouth!

BBQ season is almost here and I’m so excited! These kebabs are my favorite. The meat was tender and juicy, with great flavor. These skewers are always eaten! The secret is in the soda. It works wonders on that piece of meat. The combination of carbonation and sugar work together to tenderize the meat to a melt-in-the-mouth degree that is unmatched in flavor.

I always use (and highly recommend) choice grade beef. In my area, it’s an extra $1 to $2 per pound, but well worth the money. There are three different grades of beef: Select Beef, Select Beef and Premium Beef. You may have heard of prime beef, but you may not be familiar with select beef. Select is your cheapest grade of beef. Even within grades, there is a difference between the low end and the high end. Some discounters only sell the lowest level of select grades. Trust me, this won’t make a great steak or kebab. Buy at least a select grade of beef to make the difference between a bland, chewy cut of beef and a melt-in-your-mouth flavor.

You can make a pure meat skewer, but I like to add vegetables to the skewers to make it a complete meal. Drizzle the vegetables with a little olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and place them on skewers. I’ve listed a few different options in the recipe, but you can adjust to your personal preference.

Can I make kebabs without a grill?

While kebabs are traditionally grilled, you can also make kebabs on the stovetop using a griddle or heavy frying pan. Just like a grill, you need to preheat your skillet to high heat. The skillet cooks the roast over high heat until the meat is cooked to desired doneness, rotating every few minutes. Be careful not to overcrowd the pan.

Note in advance:

You can make a freezer meal out of roasts so they’re ready on the fly. Simply prep the beef and freeze it in the marinade in gallon-sized resealable plastic freezer bags. When you’re ready to make your kebabs, remove the freezer bags from the freezer and place them on a plate in the freezer until thawed.

Close-up marinated steak kebabs to show the juiciness of the meat.

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There are seven marinated steak skewers on the countertop.

Dr. Pepper Marinated Steak Kabobs are juicy, delicious and easy to make! Everyone will be impressed with how tender your meat is. It almost melts in your mouth!

raw material


  • 2 pound sirloin steak
  • 1 cup soda Sprite, Dr. Pepper, or Coca-Cola
  • 1/4 cup i am willow
  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

vegetable ideas

  • mushroom cap
  • cherry tomatoes
  • red or green bell pepper
  • fresh pineapple
  • onion
  • zucchini


  • Cut the steak into even, bite-sized cubes. Transfer to a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag.

  • Pour in the club soda, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and salt. Seal the bag tightly and squeeze everything around the bag to make sure it holds together. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

  • Remove steak from bag and discard marinade.

  • Thread steak and vegetables onto skewers. Substitute ingredients to your liking. Just be sure not to cram them together. Leave a little space between them for even cooking.

  • Grill over high heat until the meat is cooked to your desired doneness (I prefer 130-135F for medium rare).


Use any soda you like, including Coca-Cola, root beer, or Sprite.

Calories: 134kcal | carbohydrate: 4G | protein: 20G | fat: 3G | Saturated fat: 1G | cholesterol: 53mg | sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 344mg | sugar: 3G | calcium: 26mg | iron: 1.6mg