Beef Kabobs with Orange, Cumin, and Tamari

  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup tamari
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced fine
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of one orange
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs kabob beef (Top Round, Sirloin, etc.  This recipe is also great for cuts like flank steak or skirt steak)
  • 8 oz plain yogurt
  • Cilantro

Juicy beef kabobs flavored with sweet orange zest and spices dipped in a tangy yogurt sauce.

In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar and tamari.  Whisk in the garlic, spices, lemon juice and orange zest. Gradually whisk in the olive oil.  Set aside 2 T of the marinade. Toss the beef cubes in the bowl with the rest of the marinade. Marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature or up to 8 hours in the refrigerator.  Skewer the cubes leaving a little space between each cube so they’ll cook all around. Grill over med-high heat, turning the skewers to brown on all sides, about 5 – 8 minutes. You don’t want to over cook these; you want them juicy and tender. Push the meat off the skewers.  Mix the 2 T of reserved marinade with the yogurt.  Serve the kabobs with warmed pita bread and the yogurt. A sprinkle of chopped cilantro is an excellent addition.

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