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Sublime Lime Beef

It’s fun to watch the happy reactions of others when they try my lime beef kabobs for the first time. They're so good it's hard not to smile. —Diep Nguyen, Hanford, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 inch thick and 1 pound)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted dry roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 3 cups hot cooked brown rice


  • In a small bowl, mix lime juice, sugar and garlic until blended; set aside. Cut steak into 2x1x3/4-in. pieces; toss with pepper and salt. Thread beef onto four metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  • Grill kabobs, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 2-4 minutes on each side or until beef reaches desired doneness. Add peanuts to sauce; serve with kabobs and rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 kabob with 3/4 cup rice and 1 tablespoon sauce: 352 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 502mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

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  • may1098
    May 29, 2020

    Delicious! I'm a fan of tangy sauces and vinegars, so this was perfect for me. Just the right touch of sweetness and the perfect amount of garlic and sweetness. Will absolutely make again!

  • pajamaangel
    Sep 30, 2016

    Way too much lime. Will not make this again.

  • homemadewithlove
    Aug 20, 2015

    This was just ok - wont make again. Lime was too much and did not yield an exceptional flavor.

  • jetluvs2cook
    Jun 21, 2015

    This recipe was good, but not awesome. Needs something more for added flavor??

  • meaganteal
    Jun 21, 2015

    Not much flavor here. needs something added to it. will not be making this again. Sorry. :(

  • juicyfruit007
    Jun 8, 2015

    I really don't want to be a downer, but this recipe didn't work out for us. I ended up with tasty pieces of beef, plain rice, and a bowl of lime juice with fresh garlic floating in it. Pouring the juice mixture over it all was too much. Dipping each beef piece in the juice was ok, but still very strong and then there was still the plain rice that needed something ...

  • toolbarsco
    Jun 5, 2015

    This was easy and yummy! I would suggest doubling the lime juice, sugar and garlic mixture and adding half of it to the rice. Also I threw in some red cayenne pepper to jazz it up. Super summer dinner!