Festive Beef Bites with Peanut-Bourbon Sauce
1 ½ pounds boneless beef top sirloin or shoulder center steak, cut ¾ thick
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup bourbon or apple cider
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons molasses
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Soak 24 6-inch bamboo skewers in water 10 minutes; drain. Cut beef steak into 1 inch pieces. Alternately thread 2 beef pieces and 1 bell pepper evenly onto each skewer. Season with black pepper.
Combine sauce ingredients in medium saucepan, stirring until smooth. Bring just to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 12 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Keep warm. Meanwhile, place 1/2 of skewers on rack in broiler pan to surface of beef is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil about 6 to 9 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once. Repeat with remaining skewers. Serve with peanut sauce. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
Cook’s Tip: To grill, place 1/2 of skewers on grid over medium heat of gas grill. Grill covered, 6 to 8 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once. Repeat with remaining skewers.
Nutrients Per serving
|Calories from Fat||54|
|Trans fats||0 g|