September 25, 2023

Recipe: Low-Fat Grilled Beef and Veggie Kabobs

Warm up the grill and your taste buds!

Closeup of steak and veggie kabobs on the grill.

Who doesn’t like grilling out? Grilling is a great low-fat way to cook because it doesn’t involve adding any additional fat. And sirloin is one of the leaner cuts of beef, with a 3-ounce serving having less than 2 grams of saturated fat. Skewer that sirloin with a variety of healthy, colorful veggies, and you have a delicious kabob fit for any grill master!

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 boneless top sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 large red bell pepper cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 20 large mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini, thickly sliced

Directions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together the lemon juice, water, mustard, oregano and black pepper. Add the steak, bell pepper and mushrooms, tossing to coat.
  2. Alternately thread the steak, bell pepper, onion, zucchini, and mushrooms on eight metal skewers.
  3. Place the kabobs on a grill over medium heat. Grill uncovered, turning occasionally for 8 to 11 minutes or until a meat thermometer measures 145 F (for medium-rare).

Ingredient health benefits

The ingredients in our low-fat grilled beef and veggie kabobs deliver a range of health benefits:

  • Mushrooms: This fungus delivers antioxidants to help boost your immune system, potassium to help lower blood pressure and even supply you with vitamin D (if the mushrooms have been UV-treated).
  • Red bell peppers: This nutrient-dense food is high in minerals, contains no unhealthy fats and is low in calories. One cup will deliver three times your daily recommended amount of vitamin C and almost all of the recommended vitamin A. Plus it’s an excellent source of vitamin B6, vitamin B9 and vitamin E.
  • Onions: Part of the Allium family, this root vegetable may help lower your risk for cancer, protect against heart disease, strengthen bones and more.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings
Serving = two skewers

Calories: 210
Protein: 28 g
Carbohydrate: 11 g
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 4 g
Total fat: 6 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 75 mg
Sodium: 160 mg

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— Recipe provided by Digestive Disease Health Team dietitians.

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