Island Beef Kabobs Recipe

Hawaii did not originally have a lot of livestock when the Polynesians arrived. But these beef-based Hawaiian appetizers are still authentic... because new travelers to Hawaiian brought beef, pork, chicken, and new crops along with them to the islands. The mix of tangy-sweet pineapple, salty flavors, and tender beef are a reminder of the blended culture of Hawaii.

Looking for a change? These tasty Hawaiian appetizers are also nice with pork!

1 1/2 pounds beef, cut in strips
1 yellow onion
1 green bell pepper, seeded
8 ounces pineapple chunks
1 container cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Ground pepper to taste
Skewers, soaked in water

Directions: 1. Cut bell pepper and onion into even 1 inch chunks. Drain and reserve the juice from the pineapple chunks.

2. In a medium bowl mix the pineapple juice with brown sugar, honey, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce and pepper until sugar dissolves.

3. Take half of the marinade and toss with beef strips in a sealed bag. Let these marinate for 30 minutes.

4. Use skewers to pierce and hold the vegetables and beef strips. Preheat grill to medium high.

5. Grill kabobs for 20 minutes, turning frequently and brushing with marinade often.

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