Asian Pineapple Beef Skewers

Asian Pineapple Beef Skewers

Last night the kids wanted quinoa fried rice and I wanted to grill!  To compromise, I made these boneless short rib skewers to go with the quinoa fried rice.  The marinade is cross between a Hawaiian and a teriyaki.  Usually a boneless short rib can have a chew but the pineapple in the marinade does a good job in tenderizing the meat.  Another plus is that this is a gluten free and a soy free marinade, a difficult find in Asian inspired food.  These Asian pineapple beef skewers was such a big hit with the family that the kids asked me when we are having it again!

Ingredients:IMG_3412

  • 1 Cup of Pineapples
  • 1/4 Cup of Coconut Amino
  • 1/4 Cup of Agave
  • 1/4 Cup of Water
  • 2 Tsp. Pink Sea Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 2 Tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 Lbs. Beef Cubes, Stew Beef or Boneless Short Ribs (cubed)
  • Optional: 3 Cups of Fresh Pineapples to add to skewers

Directions

Place all the ingredients (EXCEPT THE BEEF) into the blender and blend till smooth.  Can you just imagine, if you did? 😛

The mixture in your blender is your marinade for the beef.

Mix the marinade with your beef cubes for 30 min.-1hr.

DO NOT MARINADE LONGER THAN AN HR, the reason for this is due to the pineapple enzymes breaking down the meat too much!   For my kabobs, I marinade the beef for 30min and it came out fine.

Place your beef on skewers (with optional fresh pineapples) and grill on high heat.

5 min. on each side of the skewer for me gave me a medium-medium rare.

Let it sit for 5 min. before serving.

Makes 12 Servings

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21 Day Fix Count:1 R 1O (Optional Pineapples will also make it…1/4P)

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