Threaded Churrasco Steak

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churrasco-steakReady to fire up your grill? Skip the hamburgers and make this recipe for Churrasco Steak on skewers from the new book, Mr. Food Test Kitchen: Guilt-Free Weeknight Favorites. Published by the American Diabetes Association, this new cookbook features healthy family recipes for diabetic and non-diabetic eaters. Bonus: if you don’t have a grill these skewers an easily be cooked on your stovetop.

Serves 8, 4 skewers per serving

3/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 cup fresh parsley, stems removed
4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 pounds well-trimmed boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut into 32 (1/2-inch) strips across the grain
32 (6-inch) skewers

1. In a food processor or blender, combine oil, lime juice, parsley, garlic, chili powder, salt, and pepper; process until marinade is well blended.

2. Thread one piece of steak onto each skewer. Place skewers in a 9 × 13-inch baking dish and pour marinade over steak; cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and cook steak on skewers 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until desired doneness.

Tip from the Book: These can be cooked on the grill, too. If you are using wooden skewers, just make sure you soak them in water for a few minutes before skewering the meat to prevent them from burning.

Health Information: 
Calories 230, Calories From Fat 130, Total Fat 14.0g, Saturated Fat 3.0g, Trans Fat 0.0g, Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 210mg, Potassium 430mg, Total Carbohydrates 1g, Fiber 0g, Sugar 0g, Protein 24g, Phosphorus 235mg

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With more than 30 million adults and children with diabetes in the United States alone and an additional 1.7 million are newly diagnosed each year diabetes is a disease that touches us all. MR. FOOD TEST KITCHEN: GUILT-FREE WEEKNIGHT FAVORITES will provide your diabetic and non-diabetic eaters with healthful recipes they can make Monday through Friday when they’re short on time but have a family to feed. Available on for $12.

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