Spicy Island Beef Kebabs

Number of Servings: 6 (211 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 1 hour
Spicy Island Beef Kebabs

Using sweet spices like allspice to flavor meat and veggies is a classic flavor profile of Jamaican cooking. Adding plantains to the kebab brings not only the spices but the vegetables of the Caribbean to your grill.


  • Marinade:

    • ½ cup chopped green onion
    • 1 Tbsp. allspice
    • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
    • ¼ tsp. thyme
    • 2 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
    • ½ tsp. cinnamon
    • ⅛ tsp. nutmeg
    • 2 serrano peppers, seeded


    • 1½ lbs. boneless top sirloin, trimmed and cubed
    • 1 bell pepper, chopped
    • 2 plantains, peeled and cubed

    Optional Garnishes*:

    • Green onions, sliced on the diagonal
    • Lime wedges


  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Place marinade, beef, and bell pepper in a large freezer bag. Marinate in refrigerator (30 minutes – 24 hours).
  2. When ready to assemble kebabs, soak 6 (12″) skewers in cold water (10 minutes).
  3. Remove beef and bell pepper pieces from bag and discard marinade. Thread pieces of beef, pepper, and plantain alternately onto skewers. Lightly coat kebabs with cooking spray.
  4. Heat grill to medium-high. Place kebabs on grill rack. Cook to desired doneness (4 minutes per side for medium-rare). Garnish with green onions and lime wedges.

*Optional garnishes have not been included in the rating of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 211 g

Amount per serving
Calories 330
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.5g 22%
Saturated Fat 6.5g 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 130mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 7%
Total Sugars 10g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 9g
Protein 24g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 47.3mg 4%
Iron 2.4mg 10%
Potassium 740mg 15%
Vitamin A 70.2mcg 8%
Vitamin C 39.3mg 45%
Vitamin E 0.9mg 6%
Vitamin K 20.7mcg 20%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 10.6mg 70%
Vitamin B6 0.9mg 50%
Folate 41.7mcg 10%
Vitamin B12 1.3mcg 50%
Biotin 0.3mcg 0%
Chloride 4.8mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.9mg 20%
Phosphorus 239.3mg 20%
Iodine 0.4mcg 0%
Magnesium 52.2mg 10%
Zinc 4.3mg 35%
Selenium 25.7mcg 45%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.2mg 8%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Beef, Plantain, Red Bell Pepper, Green Onion, Red Wine Vinegar, Serrano Pepper, Low Sodium Soy Sauce (water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt, Lactic Acid, Sodium Benzoate: Less Than 1/10th Of 1% As A Preservative), Allspice, Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, Thyme.

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