|Top sirloin steak, cut into 1- to 2-inch cubes||½ pound|
|Hoisin sauce||¼ cup|
|Asian chili sauce||1 teaspoon|
|Freshly ground black pepper||½ teaspoon|
|Metal skewers, or wooden ones, soaked in water for at least 20 minutes||4|
|Red bell pepper, cut into 1- to 2-inch squares||1|
|Scallions, cut into 2-inch long strips||4|
- Combine beef, hoisin sauce, chili sauce, and black pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Marinate 30 minutes to overnight.
- Preheat broiler to high heat. (Alternatively, a grill may be used.) Thread skewers, alternating beef, bell pepper, and scallions.
- Broil skewers 5-7 minutes, or until desired degree of doneness is achieved.
3 lean meats; 1 starch; 1 fat
Side Suggestions: Sesame Zucchini
Heat 2 teaspoons canola oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 zucchini, sliced into 2-inch by ½-inch strips, and sauté 4 minutes. Add 1 minced garlic clove, 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce, and cook 1 minute. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon sesame seeds and serve. Nutrition Info (for ½ of recipe): 68 calories; 5 g carbohydrate; 2 g protein; 5 g fat (0.5 g sat); 1.5 g fiber; 223 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1 vegetable; 1 fat.
|Serving Size||½ of recipe|
|Saturated Fat||6 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|
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