Citrus-Marinated Beef & Fruit Kabobs

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Ingredients
Total Recipe Time:  45 minutes
Marinade Time:  15 minutes to 2 hours
Preparation Time:  15 minutes
Cooking Time:  15 minutes
Makes 4 servings (1 beef skewer, one fruit skewer)


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.
Nutritional Information
Nutrition information per serving: 241 calories; 5 g fat (1.7 g saturated fat; 1.9 g monounsaturated fat); 69 mg cholesterol; 59 mg sodium; 22 g carbohydrate; 3.4 g fiber; 28 g protein; 8.8 mg niacin; 0.7 mg vitamin B6; 1.3 mcg vitamin B12; 2.4 mg iron; 33.8 mcg selenium; 5.13 mg zinc; 111.4 mg choline. Trans fat 0.2g; polyunsaturated fat 0.4g; potassium 702mg; added sugars 0g.


This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium, zinc and choline; and a good source of fiber and iron.


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