Kibi Strip Kababs | Recipes Inspired by Star Wars

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What’s Up, Hungry People

It’s Star Wars Week here on the blog—so obviously, that means we’re hopping back into our ship and thrusting into hyperdrive to reach our next dining destination. We’ve dined on Tatooine at the Sarlacc Pit, made polystarch portion bread on Jakku, and even made a stop at the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu for Ronto Wraps.

But now, we’re going deep into the Wookieepedia archives to make a food that is actually canon to Star Wars lore but doesn’t actually make an appearance in any of the main storylines: kibi strips.

I’d like to imagine that kibi strips were served throughout intergalactic dining services as a catch-all for a meat-substance skewered on a stick for quick serving.

Don’t mind the Porg, that’s just Peggy. There’s not much going on between those eyes, but I love her all the same.

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Here’s What You Need

  • Sirloin steak: Lean and flavorful, perfect for quick grilling.
  • Olive oil: Helps the sumac and seasoning stick to the meat and adds moisture.
  • Sumac: Adds a tangy, lemon-like flavor that complements the beef wonderfully.
  • Salt: Enhances the natural flavors of the meat.
  • Pepper: Provides a mild heat that pairs well with the tangy sumac.
  • Bamboo skewers: Used for skewering the meat, essential for kababs.

Let’s Cook

Alright, Hungry People, let’s get our culinary lightsabers ready and dive into making these Kibi Strip Kababs. First, you’ll want to cut your sirloin steak into 1-2 inch strips. Think of it as prepping your lightsaber for battle—precision is key.

Marinate for Flavor

Once your steak is battle-ready, grab a gallon-sized baggie and throw in those strips. Pour in the olive oil, sprinkle the sumac, and don’t forget a good dash of salt and pepper. Seal the bag and give it a good shake, like you’re trying to wake up a sleepy droid. Make sure every piece of steak is nicely coated with the marinade. Let that sit in the fridge and soak up all those flavors for at least 8-10 hours. Trust me, the wait is worth it—it’s how you get that deep, rich flavor that even a Wookiee would growl in appreciation for.

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Skewer and Sear

Before you start grilling, remember to soak your bamboo skewers in water for about an hour. This is crucial unless you want your handles to turn into light torches rather than lightsabers on the grill.

When you’re ready to cook, fire up your grill to medium-high heat. Thread those marinated strips onto your soaked skewers. This is where we bring our culinary force to life. Lay them on the grill and sear each side for about 1-2 minutes. You’re looking for that perfect medium-rare—just enough time to cook but still tender and juicy inside.

Serve and Enjoy

Once done, serve these sizzling kababs hot. They pair wonderfully with a side of spicy slaw or whatever your rebel heart desires. Dive in and enjoy the flavors of a galaxy far, far away, right from your grill. May the flavor be with you, always!

Grilling Tips for Perfect Kababs

  • Soak Your Skewers: Always soak bamboo skewers in water for at least an hour before grilling. This prevents them from catching fire on the grill, which could ruin your kababs.
  • Marinating the Meat: For the best flavor, marinate the sirloin strips overnight. The longer you marinate, the more pronounced the flavors will be. If you’re short on time, even a few hours will help.
  • Preheating the Grill: Ensure your grill is properly preheated before adding your skewers. A hot grill ensures that your meat sears quickly, locking in flavors and creating a delicious crust.
  • Avoid Overcooking: Sirloin should be cooked to medium rare or medium for the best texture and flavor. Keep a close eye on your kababs as they cook quickly, usually needing just 1-2 minutes per side.
  • Resting the Meat: Allow the kababs to rest for a few minutes after grilling. This helps the juices redistribute throughout the meat, making your kababs juicier and more flavorful when you bite into them.
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As our Star Wars adventure wraps up for the day, these Kibi Strip Kababs remind us that even in a galaxy far, far away, simple pleasures like a well-cooked meal can bring joy. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or a novice looking to impress your fellow Jedi, this recipe is sure to be a hit. Imagine gathering around the grill with friends, just as you might around a campfire on Endor, sharing stories and kababs. It’s about more than just food—it’s about creating moments that last, much like the enduring legacy of Star Wars itself. So fire up that grill, serve up these delicious kababs, and may the force of flavor be with you!

Kibi Strip Kababs | Recipes Inspired by Star Wars

The Starving Chef
Enjoy a taste of the galaxy with these Star Wars-inspired Kibi Strip Kababs, perfect for any fan's barbecue.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Course Fictional Feasts
Cuisine Movies, Star Wars
Servings 6 skewers



  • 1-2 lb sirloin steak cut into 1-2 inch strips
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons sumac
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • Cut the steak into 1-2 inch strips and place into a gallon-sized baggie.
  • Add the olive oil, sumac, salt, and pepper to the baggie. Shake well to ensure every piece is evenly coated. Then, let the meat marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8-10 hours to achieve the best flavor.
  • At least one hour before grilling, soak the bamboo skewers in water. This will prevent them from burning when placed on the grill.
  • Preheat a grill or, if cooking indoors, a grill pan, to medium-high heat. Thread the marinated steak strips onto the soaked skewers.
  • Place the skewers on the grill and sear for 1-2 minutes per side or until the steak is cooked to medium-rare. Serve hot with a side of spicy slaw and enjoy!
Keyword skewer, steak, sumac
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