Beef and Mushroom Kebabs – $5 Dinner Challenge

I made these the other night…I made an extra trip to the store to get the ingredients needed for this morning’s news segment…and spotted some $.99 whole mushrooms.  I see them often for $.99 in the mark down basket in the produce section. I found more this morning…sliced this time. I don’t typically buy extra food when I’m getting food for news segments, but I couldn’t pass these up!

(Gonna have to change the menu plan to incorporate some of the marked down goodies I found this morning!)

This is simple.

  • Stew beef.
  • Whole mushrooms.
  • Green peppers.
  • Steak seasoning.

That’s it!

Simple…but oh, so yummy!


About 1 lb. stew beef ($2.48) Manager’s Special
1 box whole mushrooms ($.99) Manager’s Special
2 green peppers, seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces ($.60) Part of the loot from the farmer’s market
Steak seasoning (free) Used $1 coupon with $1 sale price
1 large yellow squash ($.50) From the farmer’s market the other week
1 cup rice ($.20)


1. Wash and dry the mushrooms.

2. Cut the green peppers.

3. Skewer the meat, mushrooms and peppers. Sprinkle with steak seasoning. (Or marinate with a favorite beef marinade.) Grill for a few minutes on each side, or until beef is cooked to your liking.

4. Steam-saute the yellow squash.

5. Cook the rice as directed while the kebabs are chilling on the grill.

6. Serve Beef and Mushroom Kebabs over Rice with Steam Sauteed Yellow Squash.

Cost $4.77

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  1. amy says

    They look great, but is stew meat chew-able if it’s not stewed? I thought it would be too tough to grill.

  2. Morganong says

    I’ve tried similar recipes before using stew meat on kabobs. Even when it’s *just* undercooked, it’s still really, really tough. I would wait till a better, more tender cut of meat is on sale to make these. But I have a sensitive jaw…so it might be fine for others.


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