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Show your grill skills with kabobs!

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Posted by: on July 11, 2012

I’m glad you all don’t mind that I am always talking about how much I like to grill! I truly believe it is an art, getting our favorite steaks cooked to a perfect, pink medium rare. And deciding what sides to have with our beef… Oh the sides! One thing we love the most is a good beef kabob!

Kabobs are a great way to showcase your grill skills, or “grilliance!” It can be so much fun to mix and match marinades and rubs to season the beef, choose perfect fruits and veggies to pair on skewers, and whip up dips and sauces to serve with them. Have I sold you yet? Good! Here’s a tasty kabob recipe sure to wow the crowd at your house this weekend.

Citrus-Marinated Beef and Fruit Kabobs

Marinade time: 15 minutes to 2 hours
Total recipe time: 40 to 45 minutes
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, 1 inch thick
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
  • 4 cups cubed mango, watermelon, peaches and/or plums
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. Grate peel and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice from orange; reserve juice. Cut beef steak into 1-1/4-inch pieces. Combine orange peel, cilantro, paprika, and ground red pepper, if desired, in small bowl. Place beef and 2-1/2 tablespoons cilantro mixture in food-safe plastic bag; turn to coat. Place remaining cilantro mixture and fruit in separate food-safe plastic bag; turn to coat. Close bags securely.Marinate beef and fruit in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours.
  2. Soak eight 9-inch bamboo skewers in water 10 minutes; drain. Thread beef onto four skewers.  Thread fruit onto remaining four separate skewers.
  3. Place kabobs on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill beef kabobs, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 9 to 11 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Grill fruit kabobs 5 to 7 minutes or until softened and beginning to brown, turning once.
  4. Serve with beef with salt and pepper, as desired. Drizzle reserved orange juice over fruit kabobs.

Find more recipes like this one at BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com and MoBeef.org.

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