Time to fire up those barbecue grills! Eat Up Slim Down’s Thai Beef Kabobs are flavored with a delicious, sweet-and-sour marinade. Enjoy the kabobs alongside the simple Garden Vegetable Saute for a tasty, summertime meal.
Thai Beef Kabobs with Garden Vegetable Saute
- 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 1 tablespoon Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon packed Brown Sugar
- 1 tablespoon minced Garlic
- 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- 1 pound Beef Chuck, trimmed of fat and cut into 2″ cubes
- 1 cup julienned Zucchini
- 1/2 cup sliced Scallions
- 1/2 cup Corn Kernels
- 1/2 cup sliced Green Beans
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1/2 pint Cherry Tomatoes, halved (1 cup)
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh Parsley or Cilantro
Mix the lemon juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, pepper flakes, black pepper, and beef in a resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat the grill or broiler. Drain the beef, reserving the marinade. Thread the beef onto 8 skewers. Grill or broil the kabobs 4″ from the heat for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the beef is lightly browned on all sides and no longer pink in the center (check by inserting the tip of a sharp knife into 1 beef cube).
Meanwhile, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini, scallions, corn, beans, and oil. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until the beans are crisp-tender. Add the tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of the reserved marinade (discard any remaining marinade); cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add the parsley. Serve with the beef.
Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 2 skewers + 1/4 of vegetables
Per serving: Calories: 264; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 68mg; Sodium: 266mg; Total Carbohydrates: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 24g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 721mg; Vitamin A: 15%; Vitamin C: 37%; Calcium: 4%; Iron: 20%
Photo courtesy of Eat Up, Slim Down. Original recipe published in Eat Up, Slim Down Annual Recipes (2009).