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Beef Kabobs with Parmesan Orzo

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 20 min.
These colorful kabobs pair beautifully with the accompanying Parmesan orzo.


  • 1 lb boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick
  • 2 red or yellow bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Tbs chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 Tbs prepared Italian dressing
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • Parmesan Orzo:1 cup uncooked orzo pasta, cooked
  • 2 to 3 Tbs chopped fresh basil or parsley
  • 2 Tbs shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp olive oil


  • Soak eight 8-inch bamboo skewers in water 10 minutes.
  • Cut beef steak into 1-1/4-inch pieces. Toss beef and bell peppers with 1 tablespoon basil, dressing and garlic in large bowl. Alternately thread beef and peppers onto skewers.
  • Toss orzo ingredients in medium bowl; keep warm.
  • Place kabobs on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, about 8 to 10 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally. Serve with orzo.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Nutrition Facts

Calories 450
  Calories from Fat 193 (43%)
(32%)Total Fat 21g
(38%)Saturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
(26%)Cholesterol 78mg
(4%)Sodium 105mg
(16%)Potassium 550mg
Total Carbohydrate 35g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(57%)Protein 29g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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