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, using Choice grade beef: 239 calories; 5.7 g fat (1.8 g saturated fat; 2.5 g monounsaturated fat); 69 mg cholesterol; 53 mg sodium; 22 g carbohydrate; 3.4 g fiber; 28 g protein; 6.3 mg niacin; 0.7 mg vitamin B6; 3.2 mcg vitamin B12; 3.2 mg iron; 30.1 mcg selenium; 6.6 mg zinc; 109.7 mg choline.


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. Trans fat 0.2g; polyunsaturated fat 0.4g; potassium 690.0mg; added sugar 0.0.


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