Spiced Beef Kabobs with Mashed Carrots

Spiced Beef Kabobs with Mashed Carrots
Prep Time:
30 mins
Marinate Time:
4 hrs
Grill Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 pound boneless beef chuck or sirloin, trimmed of fat and cut in 1-inch cubes

  • 1 recipe Mashed Carrots, see below

  • 1 recipe Lemon Gremolata, see below

Mashed Carrots

  • 1 pound peeled and sliced carrots

  • salted water

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • black pepper

Lemon Gremolada

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh basil

  • 2 teaspoon shredded lemon peel

  • 1 clove minced garlic


  1. In a self-sealing plastic bag in shallow dish add soy sauce, oil, lemon juice, brown sugar, garlic, and red pepper. Add meat to bag. Seal and turn to coat. Marinate, refrigerated, 4 to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.

  2. Drain beef mixture, discard marinade. Thread beef on 8-inch wooden* or metal skewers, leaving 1/4-inch between.

  3. For charcoal grill, cook skewers on rack of uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 10 to 14 minutes or until desired doneness, (160 degrees F for medium) turning occasionally and moving to cooler areas of grill if browning too quickly. (For gas grill, preheat. Reduce heat to medium. Add skewers to grill. Cover; grill as above.) Makes 4 servings.

  4. Serve with Mashed Carrots. Sprinkle with Lemon Gremolata.

Mashed Carrots

  1. In medium saucepan cook carrots, covered, in small amount of boiling salted water 12 to 15 minutes or until tender. Drain; return to saucepan. Add lemon juice and olive oil. Mash until nearly smooth. Season to taste with black pepper.

Lemon Gremolada

  1. In small bowl combine basil, lemon peel and garlic.

* If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
12g Fat
16g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 483mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 11.8mg 59%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 775mg 16%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

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