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Zippy Peanut Steak Kabobs

If you like your kabobs with a kick, you’re sure to savor these meaty skewers seasoned with habanero pepper sauce. The zippy steak chunks are balanced with refreshing pineapple and red pepper. Sometimes I substitute chicken for the beef. —Sheri Nutter, Oneida, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup honey barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons habanero pepper sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 fresh pineapple, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 large sweet red peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Hot cooked jasmine rice


  • In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and water. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat. Whisk in peanut butter until blended. Stir in the soy sauce, barbecue sauce, oil, pepper sauce and garlic.
  • Pour 3 cups of the marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add beef. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade until serving.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Sprinkle ginger over pineapple. On 16 metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread the beef, pineapple and red peppers.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness. Serve with rice and reserved marinade for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 392 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 881mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • katlaydee3
    Oct 6, 2013

    This was delicious, I used 1 T of the habanero sauce and it was perfect. I will definitely make this again.

  • Bluestocking
    Feb 26, 2010

    I've made this recipe twice, and will definitely cook it again. I confess I leave out the hot sauce, though.

  • Minx
    Apr 2, 2009

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  • sldenney
    Apr 8, 2008

    I have to say that this totally rocks. It's become a regular part of my rotating menu. I decrease the habanero sauce because it's a little to spicy for my family or substitute some red pepper flakes. I also use the ends of a beef tenderloin for the meat. The sauce is amazing!