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Summer Beef Skewers Recipe

Summer Beef Skewers Recipe

"The marinade that seasons these summery skewers has a robust flavor that friends and family love," relates Cheryl Arnold of Lake Zurich, Illinois. They're a breeze to marinate ahead of time, then assemble before grilling.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup red wine or beef broth
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 pound cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound whole fresh mushrooms
  • 3 small zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 small yellow summer squash, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 pounds beef sirloin tip steak, cut into 1-1/4-inch cubes
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients and mix well. Pour 1 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add vegetables. Pour remaining marinade into another resealable bag; add beef. Seal bags and turn to coat; refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade from beef. Drain and reserve marinade from vegetables. On metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread beef, tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini and summer squash.
  • 3. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side. Baste with reserved marinade. Continue turning and basting for 8-10 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Serve kabobs over rice if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with wine and reduced-sodium soy sauce; calculated without rice) equals 266 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 459 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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