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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2009


Recipe Summary

40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cilantro, vinegar, sour cream, garlic, chile powder, cumin and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Preheat grill to high.

  • Place potatoes in a microwave-safe container. Cover and microwave on High until just tender when pierced with a fork, 3 to 3 1/2 minutes.

  • Toss the potatoes, steak and pepper pieces with oil and the remaining 1/4 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 Facts

275 calories; protein 30g 60% DV; carbohydrates 17.9g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.7g 11% DV; sugars 4.7g; fat 9g 14% DV; saturated fat 3.3g 17% DV; cholesterol 78.8mg 26% DV; vitamin a iu 521IU 10% DV; vitamin c 42.3mg 71% DV; folate 40.5mcg 10% DV; calcium 54.2mg 5% DV; iron 2.8mg 15% DV; magnesium 49.9mg 18% DV; potassium 831.3mg 23% DV; sodium 393.2mg 16% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 18% DV.

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  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
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) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It was so good!!! We used fat free cottage cheese instead of sour cream...yummy!!! We will definitely make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Everyone loves this even my minimally meat eating daughter. I added more sour cream though to make more sauce. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More