Version 3 - Citrus-Marinated Beef & Fruit Kabobs
  • 45 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings (1 beef skewer, one fruit skewer)
  • Kabobs

Citrus-Marinated Beef & Fruit Kabobs

Cubes of Top Sirloin are marinated for flavor in a mixture of fresh-squeezed orange juice, orange peel, cilantro and smoked paprika. They are then grilled alongside skewers of watermelon, peaches, and mango. Heart-Check certification does not apply to recipes or links unless expressly stated.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef Top Sirloin Steak Boneless, cut 1 inch thick
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
  • 4 cups cubed mango, watermelon, peaches and/or plums
Garnish:
  • chopped fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

Instructions

  • 1. Grate peel and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice from orange; reserve juice. Combine orange peel, cilantro, paprika, and ground red pepper, if desired, in small bowl. Cut beef Steak into 1-1/4-inch pieces. 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 bags; 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 evenly onto four skewers leaving small space between pieces.  Thread fruit onto remaining four separate skewers.

  • 3. Place kabobs on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill beef kabobs, covered, 5 to 7 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 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. Drizzle reserved orange juice over fruit kabobs.  Garnish with cilantro, if desired.