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Harissa Beef Skewers with Tahini Peanut Sauce

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 4

Spice it up with this fast, fun and delicious meal with harissa beef! MORE + LESS -

Half Baked Harvest
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

Marinated Steak:

2
pounds flank steak, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/4
cup harissa (hot chili paste)
1/4
cup plain Yoplait® Greek plain yogurt
1/4
cup olive oil
1
tablespoon honey
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2
teaspoon salt and pepper

Tahini Peanut Sauce:

1/4
cup creamy peanut butter
1/4
cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
1/4
cup soy sauce
1
tablespoon sambal oelek (chili paste)
2
tablespoons honey
1
tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1/4
cup canned coconut milk

Steps

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  • 1
    Add the steak pieces to a gallon size zip-top bag. To the bag, add the harissa, Greek yogurt, olive oil, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Seal the bag and use your hands to make sure the marinade mixture gets evenly mixed, and to evenly coat the steak. Place the steak in the fridge and marinate at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • 2
    To make the tahini peanut sauce, add all the remaining ingredients to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. You can also whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl until completely smooth and creamy, but this takes a little longer.
  • 3
    Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  • 4
    Thread the steak onto skewers (if using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in water before grilling). Grill the skewers for 8-10 minutes, turning once or twice throughout cooking or until the steak is done to your liking. Remove from the grill and serve with the tahini peanut sauce for dipping.

Expert Tips

  • If you prefer, you can marinate the whole steak in the harissa marinade. Then just grill until your desired doneness.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
770
Calories from Fat
400
% Daily Value
Total Fat
45g
69%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Sodium
1950mg
81%
Potassium
990mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
17g
Protein
64g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
40%
40%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 9 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • It’s the time of year when I need QUICK and EASY dinners that will please everyone.

    Summer is coming to an end, schools are gearing up, and football season is about to start. At the end of a busy day, dinner can end up being the last thing people want to think about. 

    I’m here to save the day with these delicious beef skewers! You can prep them in the morning before work or even the night before. Then all you have to do before dinner is fire up the grill—it really couldn’t be easier!

    The marinade for the skewers is made with harissa, a spicy red pepper sauce used often in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking. It has become one of my favorite ingredients to add a great flavor punch! For dipping, I made a fast tahini peanut sauce that puts this easy meal over the top. You definitely need to make the sauce—the skewers are just not complete without it.

    Okay, let’s make them! 

    Add the steak pieces to a gallon-sized zip-top bag. To the bag, add the harissa, Greek yogurt, olive oil, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Seal the bag and use your hands to make sure the marinade mixture gets evenly mixed and to evenly coat the steak. Place the steak in the fridge and marinate at least 1 hour (or overnight).

    To make the tahini peanut sauce, add all of the remaining ingredients to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. You can also whisk all the ingredients together by hand in a bowl until completely smooth and creamy, but this takes a little longer.

    Next, preheat the grill to medium high heat. 

    Thread the steak onto skewers (if using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in water before grilling).

    Grill the skewers for 8-10 minutes, turning once or twice while cooking or until the steak is done to your liking.

    Remove from the grill and serve with the tahini peanut sauce for dipping.
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