September 8, 2008

Chili Beef Skewers

A perfect summer grilling recipe...and so easy. Just marinate for a nice, spicy kick! I made without the dipping sauce for a BBQ, but like the idea. I also had leftover beef marinating after the Labor Day party, so pan seared the beef with broccoli and served over long grain rice.

8 wooden skewers
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
4 cloves garlic, chopped
3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp grated orange zest
1 tsp sriracha

1 tsp brown sugar
1 lb lean beef sirloin, cut into 1/8-inch strips
1 each red, green and yellow bell peppers, cored, seeded and cut into 2 1/2-inch pieces (optional)
Vegetable oil cooking spray

Dipping sauce (optional)
1/2 cup lowfat mayonnaise
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp fresh lime juice

Soak skewers for 30 minutes. Puree cilantro, garlic, soy sauce, orange zest, sriracha, and sugar in a bowl and mix. Transfer marinade to a plastic bag; add beef. Toss and let chill. Combine dipping sauce ingredients in a bowl. Thread a few pieces of peppers and beef strips on each skewer, alternating for a nice color variation. Coat grill rack with cooking spray; heat grill to high; grill about 3 minutes.

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