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Fig-Balsamic Glazed Beef Kabobs

Fig-Balsamic Glazed Beef KabobsRecipe courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.

Tip: This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and zinc, and a good source of iron.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 (10-inch) bamboo skewers
1 boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 3/4-inch thick (about 1 pound)
1 medium red onion, cut into 12 pieces
1/2 cup fig preserves, chopped
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Soak 4 (10-inch) bamboo skewers in water 10 minutes; drain.
  2. Cut beef steak into 16 to 1 1/4-inch pieces.
  3. Alternately thread beef and onion pieces evenly onto skewers. Set aside.
  4. Combine preserves, vinegar, oil, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and ground black pepper in small bowl; reserve 1/4 cup for dipping. Brush kabobs with some of remaining sauce.
  5. Place kabobs on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, about 7 to 9 minutes for medium to rare to medium doneness, turning and basting with sauce every 2 minutes.
  6. Season kabobs with salt, as desired. Serve with reserved sauce for dipping.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 314; Total Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 50mg; Total Carbs: 32g; Protein: 26g; Sodium: 361mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.