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Pineapple Beef Kabobs Recipe
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Pineapple Beef Kabobs Recipe

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“I first tried this recipe after reading a similar one in a medical magazine in my doctor's office," says Marguerite Shaeffer of Sewell, New Jersey. "It's easy, colorful, and the basting helps keep the kabobs juicy and tender.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (6 ounces) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 12 large fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice

Nutritional Facts

2 kabobs with 3/4 cup rice equals 412 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 534 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine first six ingredients. Pour 3/4 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add beef. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate 1-4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. On 12 metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread the beef, pineapple, mushrooms, peppers and onion. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs rub on grill rack to coat lightly.
  3. Grill, covered, over medium-hot heat 8-10 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness, turning occasionally and basting frequently with reserved marinade.
  4. Cook rice according to package directions; serve with kabobs. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Beef Kabobs in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008, p37

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Jul. 25, 2015

"OMG. This was an A recipe. I will definitely be making this again. I am one of those people who detests chewy beef. I got some top sirloin beef from a local butcher and marinated it for 4 hours. This was absolutely delicious. I did 6 skewers of mixed beef, vegetables and onions and put all the remaining beef on 2 more skewers. This is a winner."

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"This was so terrific."

Reviewed May. 19, 2014

"This recipe was super easy. I used the pineapple juice from canned pineapple. I boiled the kabobs in the oven since I currently don't have a grill. It took longer to cook but tasted great. It's a great gluten free option if you use gf soy sauce."

Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"can't wait to make these again! crowd pleaser for sure! The beef was so juicy and flavorful!"

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2010

"OMG this was soooo good! My dad wanted me to add more pineapple chunks to it next time cause he loved the grilled pineapple and he's not a pineapple fan!"

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