In this healthy kebab recipe, ancho chile powder, made from dried poblano chiles, is used for a slightly spicier and smokier flavor than regular chili powder. Serve alongside fresh tomato wedges for an easy weeknight dinner or arrange on a platter at your next cookout. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2015

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  • Combine garlic, 3 tablespoons oil, vinegar, chile powder, cumin, oregano and 1 teaspoon salt in a shallow dish. Add beef; stir until well coated. Let stand at room temperature, stirring frequently, for at least 15 minutes or marinate in the refrigerator for up to 4 hours.

  • Preheat grill to medium-high. (No grill? Preheat broiler to high and follow the broiler variation for Step 4.)

  • Microwave potatoes on High until almost tender, 1 to 2 minutes. When cool enough to handle, cut into 1/2-inch slices. Toss the potatoes, onion, 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Thread the beef, potatoes and onion alternately onto four 12-inch skewers. Coat corn with the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and sprinkle with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt.

  • Grill the skewers and corn, turning once or twice, until the vegetables are tender and charred in spots, 6 to 8 minutes total. Serve the beef skewers with the corn. (Broiler variation: Place skewers and corn on an oiled broiler pan or a wire rack set on a large baking sheet. Broil until starting to brown, 3 to 6 minutes per side.)


Make Ahead Tip: Marinate beef in the refrigerator (Step 1) for up to 4 hours.

Equipment: Four 12-inch skewers

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

341 calories; 14.6 g total fat; 3.7 g saturated fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 527 mg sodium. 742 mg potassium; 29.8 g carbohydrates; 3.6 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 26.9 g protein; 500 IU vitamin a iu; 12 mg vitamin c; 56 mcg folate; 31 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 64 mg magnesium;