Southwestern Beef Kabobs with Corn Orzo Salad

Ann McCue

By
@salsaqueen

Tried this recipe for the first time last night. Got it out of a Better Homes and gardens special intrest "Potluck" Magazine I got for mother day from Lindsey. It is very good. the salad is nice and light. Meat turned out nice and tender. I did it on the grill. I think I will post the salad alone too. Hope you like it!


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Ingredients

8
10 inch bamboo skewers. that have been soaking in water for at least 30 minutes.
2/3 c
dried orzo
2 c
fresh corn kernels ( about 3 ears)
1 medium
orange sweet pepper, cut into bite size pieces
2/3 c
grape tomatos, cut in half
1
14.5 to 15 oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 c
thinly sliced red onion
1 small
zucchini, cut into bite size pieces

DRESSING

2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
honey
1/4 c
lime juice
3 clove
garlic, minced
1
fresh jalepeno chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped. (remember to wear gloves or be very careful handling pepper.
2 Tbsp
snipped, fresh cilantro (i left it out because i don't like cilantro)
1/2 tsp
salt

BEEF

2 lb
boneless beef sirloin, cut into 1 inch cubes
4 tsp
chili powder
2 tsp
garlic salt
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
ground oregano

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook Orzo according to package directions, add corn kernels for the last minute of cooking time. Drain orzo and corn in a colander, rinse with cold water.
2
In a large bowl, combine orzo, corn, sweet pepper, tomatoes, beans, onion, and zucchini
3
Put all dressing ingredents in a screw top jar and shake well. pour onto orzo mixture and mix well.
4
In a gallon resealable plastic bag combine spices for beef. shake to mix then add beef and shake well.
5
assemble beef cubes on bamboo skewers (which have been soaking)Grill meat to your liking and serve over orzo salad.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta Salads, Salads
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy