Grilled Beef Skewers with Garlicky White Bean Dip

Grilled Beef Skewers with Garlicky White Bean Dip

Beef Skewers with Garlicky Bean Dip

Total recipe time: 25 to 30 minutes
Makes 16 appetizer

Ingredients

Grilled Beef Skewers:

1 pound boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick
1 teaspoon garlic-pepper seasoning
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

Garlicky White Bean Dip:
1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great Northern beans or cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon sherry or balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions

1.  To prepare Garlicky White Bean Dip, place beans, water, vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic and salt in food processor or blender container. Cover; process until smooth. Spoon 1/2 of bean dip into clear serving bowl; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon paprika and drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Top with remaining bean dip, 1/4 teaspoon paprika and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Cover; set aside.

2.  To make the grilled beef skewers, start by soaking sixteen 6-inch bamboo skewers in water 10 minutes; drain. Meanwhile cut beef steak crosswise into 1/4-inch thick strips. Thread beef, weaving back and forth, onto each skewer. Combine garlic-pepper seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon paprika; sprinkle evenly over beef.

3.  Place beef skewers on the grill so the beef is 2 to 3 inches from heat. Grill about 4 to 5 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning once. Serve with Garlicky White Bean Dip.

Nutrition information per serving: 68 calories; 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat); 12 mg cholesterol; 215 mg sodium; 4 g carbohydrate; 1.3 g fiber; 8 g protein; 1.9 mg niacin; 0.2 mg vitamin B6; 0.4 mcg vitamin B12; 0.8 mg iron; 7.6 mcg selenium; 1.2 mg zinc.

This recipe is a good source of protein, vitaminB6 and selenium.

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