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Steak & Potato Kebabs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

May/June 2009

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Everyone loves this, even my minimally meat eating daughter. I added more sour cream though to make more sauce. "
Steak & Potato Kebabs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 8 new or baby red potatoes
  • 1 1/4 pounds strip steak, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-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

Preparation

  1. Combine cilantro, vinegar, sour cream, garlic, chile powder, cumin and 1/4 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 3 1/2 minutes.
  4. 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.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Equipment: Eight 10- to 12-inch skewers

Nutrition

Per serving: 271 calories; 9 g fat (3 g sat, 4 g mono); 65 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 30 g protein; 2 g fiber; 368 mg sodium; 786 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C & Zinc (35% daily value), Potassium (22% dv), Iron (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 starch, 4 lean meat


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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Main dish, meat
Ease of Preparation
Moderate
Ethnic/Regional
Latin American
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Beef
Preparation/ Technique
Grill/BBQ
Microwave
Meal/Course
Dinner

Season
Spring
Summer
Fall
Publication
May/June 2009
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