Steak & Potato Kebabs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Steak & Potato Kebabs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

7 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2009

Steak kebabs get a Southwestern spin with poblano peppers and a creamy sauce spiked with cilantro, chile powder, cumin and vinegar. The potatoes are partially cooked in the microwave before putting them on the grill so they're done at the same time as faster-cooking steak, peppers and onions. Serve with: Green salad and Spanish rice.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ½ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar, or cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 8 new or baby red potatoes
  • 1¼ pounds strip steak, trimmed and cut into 1½-inch pieces
  • 2 poblano peppers , or 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into 1-inch chunks


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  1. Combine cilantro, vinegar, sour cream, garlic, chile powder, cumin and ¼ teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Preheat grill to high.
  3. Place potatoes in a microwave-safe container. Cover and microwave on High until just tender when pierced with a fork, 3 to 3½ minutes.
  4. Toss the potatoes, steak and pepper pieces with oil and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Thread the potatoes, steak, peppers and onion chunks onto 8 skewers. Grill, turning once or twice, until the steak reaches desired doneness, about 6 minutes for medium. Serve the kebabs with the reserved sauce.
  • Equipment: Eight 10- to 12-inch skewers

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 275 calories; 9 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 41 mcg folate; 79 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 521 IU vitamin A; 42 mg vitamin C; 54 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 393 mg sodium; 831 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (70% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 4 lean meat

Reviews 7

May 16, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
One of my favorites I love how this recipe came out. I accidentally made the sauce with parsley instead of cilantro. I would love to see the difference but this is a recipe that is very easy to remember and I will be making it again and again. I had some left over and they tasted amazing the next day after a minute in the microwave. Pros: easy to make, sauce is a nice touch Cons: Lots of chopping, cut my hand (but I'm very new to cooking)
August 09, 2011
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By: Jody
These where great! These turned out great. Easy to make and where budget friendly. Great way to stretch meat and not feel like you are skimping. Pros: Great flavor
June 08, 2011
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By: lynnfederico
Timing is off This meal was a huge disappointment. The timing was completely off. The steak was overdone, and the potatoes rock hard. Too much cumin in the sauce, resembled a concentrated ranch dressing. I will not make this again. Pros: Low Calories
August 07, 2010
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By: julie_white
Everyone loves this, even my minimally meat eating daughter. I added more sour cream though to make more sauce.
August 04, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
These turned out really well! The cilantro sauce paired very well with the meat and veggies and everything was cooked perfectly. I took a picture and did a short review of these on my blog if you want to check it out: Steak and Potato Kebabs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce
June 17, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
It was so good!!! We used fat free cottage cheese instead of sour cream...yummy!!! We will definitely make this again!
May 23, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Just made these today. Wouldn't do much different to them. I couldn't find poblano peppers, green bell pepper works just fine. I've actually been looking for a sauce similar to this and was really great, maybe a little less cumin the next time. It's a keeper
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