Kentucky Beef Council's citrus-marinated kabobs, spicy sliders, grill giveaway

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Posted on May 17, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Updated Friday, May 17 at 11:01 AM

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Citrus-Marinated Beef & Fruit Kabobs


Total Recipe Time: 40 to 45 minutes

Marinade Time: 15 minutes to 2 hours

1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick

1 medium orange

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)

4 cups cubed mango, watermelon, peaches and/or plums

Salt


1.  Grate peel and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice from orange; reserve juice. Cut beef steak into 1-1/4-inch pieces. Combine orange peel, cilantro, paprika, and ground red pepper, if desired, in small bowl. Place beef and 2-1/2 tablespoons cilantro mixture in food-safe plastic bag; turn to coat. Place remaining cilantro mixture and fruit in separate food-safe plastic bag; turn to coat. Close bags securely.Marinate beef and fruit in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours.


2.  Soak eight 9-inch bamboo skewers in water 10 minutes; drain. Thread beef onto four skewers. Thread fruit onto remaining four separate skewers.


3.  Place kabobs on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill beef kabobs, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 9 to 11 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Grill fruit kabobs 5 to 7 minutes or until softened and beginning to brown, turning once.


4.  Serve with beef with salt and pepper, as desired. Drizzle reserved orange juice over fruit kabobs.
Makes 4 servings
 

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium, zinc and choline; and a good source of iron.
 


Spicy Cheeseburger Sliders


Total Recipe Time: 25 to 30 minutes

1 pound ground beef (96% lean)

9 small whole wheat hamburger buns, split, divided

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder

2 slices pepper Jack cheese, cut in quarters

Toppings: Barbecue sauce, lettuce, tomato slices, pickles (optional)


1.  Tear one hamburger bun into pieces. Place in food processor or blender container. Cover; pulse on and off, to form fine crumbs.


2.  Combine bread crumbs, beef, garlic and chili powder in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into eight 1/2-inch thick mini patties.


3.  Place patties on grill over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 9 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 9 to 10 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. Evenly top with cheese during last minute of grilling.


4.  Place burgers on bottoms of remaining eight buns. Top with desired Toppings. Close sandwiches.


Makes 8 sliders


Cook's Tip: One-half teaspoon chili powder may be substituted for chipotle chili powder.

Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

 

 

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