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Sirloin kabobs

I thought we might have a potential disaster for dinner tonight because I had to postpone cooking these for a day. Which meant they were marinating for a full 48 hours. I froze the beef for the second night, just to hopefully stop the beef from soaking in more marinating and getting broken down too much. Luckily, the beef texture was just fine. Equal size pieces are really important because you want them to be cooked evenly.

My kabobs had pineapple and cherry tomatoes, which I didn’t marinade but simply basted while cooking. Marinading them would have worked too. I poured out the marinade before realizing I need more to baste, so I whipped up some extra while we were skewering.

Sensational Sirloin Kabobs

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic pepper seasoning
  • 4 fluid ounces lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
  • 2 pounds beef sirloin steak, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • skewers
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 fresh pineapple – peeled, cored and cubed

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix soy sauce, light brown sugar, distilled white vinegar, garlic powder, seasoned salt, garlic pepper seasoning, and lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage. Reserve about 1/2 cup of this marinade for basting. Place steak in a large resealable plastic bag. Cover with the remaining marinade, and seal. Refrigerate for 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Add green peppers, and cook for 1 minute, just to blanch. Drain, and set aside.
  3. Preheat grill for high heat. Thread steak, green peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, and pineapple onto skewers in an alternating fashion. Discard marinade and the bag.
  4. Lightly oil the grill grate. Cook kabobs on the prepared grill for 10 minutes, or to desired doneness. Baste frequently with reserved marinade during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
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