Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
This is our favorite cookout dish, and it's very good served with a salad. This recipe originated here in my hometown in the 1930s. Our meat preference for speidis is venison, but we use chicken and beef when it's not available. —Gertrude Skinner, Binghamton, New York


  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2-1/2 pounds boneless lean pork, beef, lamb, venison, chicken or turkey, cut into 1-1/2- to 2-inch cubes
  • Italian rolls or hot dog buns


  1. In a glass or plastic bowl, combine the first 9 ingredients. Add meat and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Thread meat onto metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, covered, over medium heat until meat reaches desired doneness, 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove meat from skewers and serve on long Italian rolls or hot dog buns.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked meat: 205 calories, 12g fat (0 saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 fat.