At First Street Wine Company’s Wine Wisdom, we believe that the perfect combination of food and wine can elevate any dining experience. In this month’s recipe, we present a delicious beef kabob recipe complemented by two flavorful sauces: a tangy Cherry Tomato Sauce and a refreshing Creamy Cilantro Sauce. To enhance the flavors of this dish, we suggest pairing it with the 2018 Miner Family Winery Gibson Ranch Sangiovese. Let’s dive into this culinary adventure!

Ultimate Sauce Showdown: Creamy Cilantro and Tangy Tomato Dipping Sauce


Are you ready to embark on a saucy adventure that will take your taste buds to new heights? We have not one, but two tantalizing sauces to accompany your beef kabobs! Picture this: succulent grilled meat, vibrant vegetables, and the perfect sauce to bring it all together. But here’s the twist – we want YOU, our amazing blog readers, to decide which sauce steals the show!

In one corner, we have the zesty and tangy Cherry Tomato Sauce. Bursting with the flavors of sun-kissed cherry tomatoes, blended with creamy mayo, a touch of sour cream, and a hint of horseradish and Worcestershire sauce, this sauce is a flavor explosion waiting to happen.

And in the other corner, we have the refreshing and herbaceous Creamy Cilantro Sauce. Imagine a velvety blend of fresh cilantro, minced garlic, creamy sour cream, a dash of salt and black pepper, all brightened up with the zing of lime. It’s like a dance party for your taste buds!

So grab your apron, fire up the grill, and prepare for a saucy showdown that will leave you drooling. Cast your vote, indulge in the flavors, and let us know which sauce stole your heart. Get ready for a lip-smacking, finger-licking, sauce-tastic adventure that will have you craving seconds! Let the sauce battle begin!


First, Kabobs. 

Recipe: Beef Kabobs


– 3 pounds beef (Sirloin, Strip Steak)

– 2 tbsp steak seasoning

– 1 large red bell pepper

– 1 large yellow bell pepper

– 2 large zucchinis

– 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes

– 1 large red onion



1. Begin by preparing the beef. Cut it into cubes and season generously with the steak seasoning. Set aside and let the flavors marinate for at least 30 minutes.

2. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

3. Meanwhile, chop the bell peppers, zucchinis, cherry tomatoes, and red onion into bite-sized pieces.

4. Thread the marinated beef cubes onto skewers, alternating with the chopped vegetables.

5. Place the kabobs on the preheated grill and cook for approximately 10-12 minutes, or until the beef reaches your desired level of doneness.

6. Rotate the kabobs occasionally to ensure even cooking.

7. Once done, remove the kabobs from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.




Creamy Cilantro vs Tangy Tomato Dipping Sauce

    Sauce #1 Creamy Cilantro Sauce



    – 1 cup fresh cilantro

    – 2 tablespoons minced garlic

    – 1/2 cup sour cream

    – 1/4 teaspoon salt

    – 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

    – 1/2 lime



    1. Prep produce by chopping cilantro and mincing the garlic. 

    2. In a medium sized bowl, combine the cilantro, minced garlic, sour cream, salt, black pepper, and the juice of half a lime.

    3. Stir until the sauce is well mixed and has a creamy texture.

    4. Pour the sauce into a separate serving bowl.



    Sauce #2: Tangy Cherry Tomato Sauce



    – 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes

    – 4 tablespoons olive oil

    – 1/3 cup mayonnaise

    – 2 tablespoons sour cream

    – 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

    – 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce



    1. Preheat the oven or air fryer to 375.
    2. Place Cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet and cover with  olive oil
    3. Roast for 8-10 minutes, or until tomatoes have a char on the outside.
    4. In a small dish, mix roasted tomatoes and olive oil until mixed and mashed.
    5. In a larger bowl, Combine the cherry tomatoes, olive oil, mayonnaise, sour cream, horseradish, and Worcestershire sauce.
    6. Stir until the sauce reaches a smooth consistency.
    7. Transfer the sauce to a small serving bowl.

    The Perfect Pairing: 2018 Miner Family Winery Gibson Ranch Sangiovese 

    Have you secured your club wine for this month? Well, you’re in for a treat because the 2018 Miner Sangiovese is the ultimate wine pairing for these mouthwatering beef kabobs!


    The 2018 Miner Family Winery Gibson Ranch Sangiovese is a perfect companion to the robust flavors of the beef kabobs. This wine boasts enticing aromas of cherry, cranberry, and zesty plum, with subtle hints of sassafras. On the palate, you’ll discover bright plum-currant flavors complemented by a touch of cedar.


    The balanced fruit and acid structure of this Sangiovese enhance the savory flavors of the beef while providing a refreshing contrast to the richness of the dish. The wine’s medium body and delectable tannins make it readily approachable and an excellent choice for pairing with grilled meats.


    As you savor the tender beef kabobs and indulge in the two delectable sauces, the Miner Family Winery Gibson Ranch Sangiovese will elevate your dining experience, creating a harmonious blend of flavors that will leave you craving more.

    The combination of beef kabobs with Cherry Tomato Sauce and Creamy Cilantro Sauce, paired with the 2018 Miner Family Winery Gibson Ranch Sangiovese, is a delightful culinary experience that brings together the richness of the beef, the tangy and refreshing sauces, and the balanced flavors of the Sangiovese. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or enjoying a cozy meal at home, this recipe is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your taste buds.


    We hope you have enjoyed this saucy experience and that it has inspired you to unleash your creativity in the kitchen. Remember, whether you’re team Cherry Tomato Sauce or team Creamy Cilantro Sauce, there’s no wrong answer – only delicious possibilities. So, let your taste buds be your guide, and may your culinary adventures continue to be filled with delectable flavors and memorable moments.


    Stop by First Street Wine Company to pick up this month’s club wines, or to sign up for the incredible wine club!  We look forward to seeing your delectable creations, cheers!