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Italian Beef Kabobs

Balsamic vinegar and fresh herbs combine in a marinade that gives great flavor to tender cubes of steak on shish kabobs. Along with the beef, I skewer mushrooms, zucchini and cherry tomatoes for an easy, well-balanced meal. —Joyce Triggs, Thibodaux, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Broil: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh marjoram or 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/4 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 32 small fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cherry tomatoes


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Pour 2/3 cup marinade into a large bowl; add the beef. Turn to coat; cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  • Drain and discard marinade from beef. On four metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread the beef, zucchini and mushrooms. Spoon over uncooked kabobs with reserved marinade; sprinkle with salt. Broil 4 in. from heat for 5 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness, basting frequently with reserved marinade. Place a tomato on each skewer before serving.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 315 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 379mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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