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platter we got as a wedding gift.
On our shuttle ride to the airport our bus driver saw the box pineapples that we had with us. He said his favorite way to enjoy pineapple was to chuck off big slices, brush some olive oil on it, sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill. He was definitely right it was delicious.
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Pineapple Beef Kabobs
- 1 can (6 ounces) pineapple juice
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup soy sauce - I used the low sodium kind
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger - I used fresh, but I am sure powdered would work great to
- 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch pieces - cuts from the round would work too.
- 1 fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks - we didn't add these since we were grilling pineapple
- 12 large fresh mushrooms
- 1 larger green pepper
You could also add onions, yellow or red peppers. Whatever your family will gobble down. Kabobs are always nice with some rice or a salad as well.
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finding the right beef cuts
Mix the first six ingredients, and pour 3/4 of the marinade into a zip lock bag or a container that you can use for marinating. Add the beef and allow it to marinade in your fridge for at least an hour. Since we used sirloin we did the hour minimum, but if you pick one of the round cuts you'll want to let it marinade for a bit longer. You'll use the remaining marinade for basting.
While the meat is marinading don't forget to let your wooden skewers soak so they don't burn on the grill.
Once the meat is marinaded throw it away. Add the vegetables and beef to the skewers, this can be the tricky part. The boy and I like our meat down medium-rare, so that means that our vegetables could have used a little more time on the grill. I think next time although they may not be as pretty we'll do some skewers just with beef, and the others just with vegetables. Total grilling time is about 10 minutes. Make sure you turn often, and keep on basting with the saved marinade.
Boom you have supper. And check out these nutritional facts that Taste of Home provided:
2 kabobs with 3/4 cup rice equals 412 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 534 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein.