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Teriyaki Shish Kabobs

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.

Makes

8 servings

When I was a teenager, my father worked for an airline, and my family lived on the island of Guam in the South Pacific. A friend of my mother gave her this tangy-sweet recipe, and we enjoyed it often. Now I make it for my family, and they're big fans as well. —Suzanne Pelegrin, Ocala, Florida

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 to 3 small zucchini, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/2 pound medium fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large green or sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple

Directions

  1. For marinade, mix first 5 ingredients. In a large bowl or shallow dish, add half the marinade and the beef; turn to coat. Cover and reserve remaining marinade. Cover and refrigerate beef and marinade overnight.
  2. On metal or soaked wooden skewers, thread vegetables and, on separate skewers, thread beef with pineapple. Discard remaining marinade from beef bowl. Grill kabobs, covered, over medium heat until vegetables are tender and beef reaches desired doneness, 12-15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring reserved marinade to a boil, stirring occasionally; cook 1 minute. Remove vegetables, pineapple and beef from skewers before serving. Serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 306 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 1203mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.