Citrus-Marinated Beef & Fruit Kabobs

Citrus-Marinated Beef & Fruit Kabobs

Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff 4 Servings • 20 Min. Prep Time • 10 Min. Cook Time • 15 Min. Marinate Time


1 lb. beef top sirloin steak, cut 1-in. thick
1 medium orange
1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp. smoked Spanish paprika
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (optional)
4 c. cubed mango, watermelon, peaches and/or plums


1. Grate peel and squeeze 2 Tbsp. juice from orange; reserve juice. Cut beef steak into 1-1/4-in. pieces. Combine orange peel, cilantro, paprika, and ground red pepper, if desired, in small bowl. Place beef and 2-1/2 Tbsp. 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 min.- 2 hr.

2. Soak eight 9-in. bamboo skewers in water 10 min.; 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, 8-10 min. (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 9-11 min.) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Grill fruit kabobs 5-7 min. 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.

* Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff


Calories: 239; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Total Carbs: 20g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 27g; Sodium: 57mg;