Spicy Island Beef Kebabs - 1 Guiding Stars
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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.



  • 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.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 330; Total Fat 16.5g (22% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 6.5g (35% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 89mg (30% DV); Sodium 130mg (6% DV); Total Carbohydrate 22g (8% DV); Dietary Fiber 2.5g (7% DV); Total Sugars 10g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 24g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 15% DV; Niacin 70% DV; Vitamin B12 50% DV; Vitamin B6 50% DV.
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