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Sweet and Sour Beef and Pineapple Kebabs
Asian sesame side salad

Active: 35 min Total: 1 hr 5 min
These beef kebabs get their sweet and sour flavor both from an Asian-style marinade and the combination of sweet pineapple and savory vegetables that are served with it. Cook these on the grill or in the oven!
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Sweet and Sour Marinade:
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1/4 cup
  • Oil, cooking - 1/4 cup
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 3 Tbsp
  • Honey - 3 Tbsp
Beef and Pineapple Kebabs:
  • Steak, flank or skirt - 3/4 lb
  • Skewers, for grilling - 16
  • Onions, medium and red - 1/2, chopped into 1” (2.5 cm) pieces
  • Bell peppers, red - 1, chopped into 1” (2.5 cm) pieces
  • Pineapple, fresh (sub frozen cubes) - 1/2 lb, chopped into 1” (2.5 cm) pieces
Asian Sesame Side Salad:
  • Sesame seeds, white or black - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1/4 cup
  • Cucumbers, medium - 1, diced
  • Edamame, shelled - 1 cup
  • Salad greens - 3 oz

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Prep

  1. Marinate steak - Cut steak into 1” (2.5 cm) pieces. Smash garlic cloves (no need to remove the peels) and combine with soy sauce, oils (both cooking and sesame), vinegar and honey. Pour marinade over steak and marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to a day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Soak skewers - If you plan to cook kebabs on the grill, soak the skewers in water for 30 minutes while you continue with the rest of your meal prep. This will prevent the skewers from burning. (Skip this step if cooking kebabs in the oven.)
  3. Make salad dressing - Combine sesame seeds, vinegar, sesame oil and honey. Whisk while slowly adding cooking oil. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Onions / Bell peppers / Pineapple / Cucumbers - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  5. Prep skewers - Thread skewers through steak, onions, bell peppers and pineapple. Place kebabs on a sheet pan, sprayed lightly with cooking oil. Season kebabs with salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  6. If using frozen edamame, defrost in the microwave according to package directions.

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Make

  1. If making kebabs in the oven: Preheat oven to 450F / 232C degrees. Roast kebabs in oven, turning halfway through cooking, until steak reaches an internal temperature of 140F / 60C degrees, ~10 minutes. (This is for medium steak, adjust to your preferences.)
  2. If making kebabs on a grill: Preheat grill to 500F / 260C degrees. Grill kebabs, turning halfway through cooking, until steak reaches an internal temperature of 140F / 60C degrees, ~8 minutes. (This is for medium steak, adjust to your preferences.)
  3. Allow steak to rest, covered with foil, ~5 minutes.
  4. While steak is resting, toss cucumbers, edamame and salad greens in dressing. Serve kebabs with salad on the side and enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (103)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (21)
Vegetarian (10)

Most Helpful

My husband licked his plate! I also stir fried it with some rice instead of the Kabob....was delicious! Salad had nice flavour also. My only suggestion was maybe too much oil for both...next time I will use half the amount I think!

By: Bonnie
Posted: Jan 17, 2016
Diet: Original
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47 reviews

Perfect Sunday evening dinner! Our youngest just moved out - empty nesters !! Realizing an 1/8 cup is two tablespoons will get me through this!!

By: Alyssa
Posted: Aug 16, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Good marinade for the beef!

By: Emily
Posted: Apr 26, 2018
Diet: Original
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My husband licked his plate! I also stir fried it with some rice instead of the Kabob....was delicious! Salad had nice flavour also. My only suggestion was maybe too much oil for both...next time I will use half the amount I think!

By: Bonnie
Posted: Jan 17, 2016
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

Salad was AWESOME!!

By: Meghann
Posted: Oct 29, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

HUGE hit! Even the grumpy teens liked it

By: CARRIE
Posted: Sep 12, 2015
Diet: Original
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Loved it!

By: Michelle
Posted: Sep 09, 2015
Diet: Original
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