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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
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; protein 26.9g 54% DV; carbohydrates 29.8g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3.6g 15% DV; sugars 7.6g; fat 14.6g 22% DV; saturated fat 3.7g 18% DV; cholesterol 67.9mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 500.2IU 10% DV; vitamin c 11.6mg 19% DV; folate 55.7mcg 14% DV; calcium 31.4mg 3% DV; iron 3.7mg 21% DV; magnesium 64.2mg 23% DV; potassium 741.9mg 21% DV; sodium 527.2mg 21% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 26% DV.