Festive Beef Bites with Peanut-Bourbon Sauce

Ingredients:

1 ½ pounds boneless beef top sirloin or shoulder center steak, cut ¾ thick
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
Chopped parsley

Sauce:
¾ cup whipping cream
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup bourbon or apple cider
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons molasses
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Directions:

Directions

Soak 24 6-inch bamboo skewers in water 10 minutes; drain. Cut beef steak into 1-inch pieces. Alternately thread 2 beef pieces and 1 bell pepper evenly onto each skewer. Season with black pepper.

Combine sauce ingredients in medium saucepan, stirring until smooth. Bring just to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 12 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Keep warm. Meanwhile, place 1/2 of skewers on rack in broiler pan to surface of beef is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil about 6 to 9 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once. Repeat with remaining skewers. Serve with peanut sauce. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Cook’s Tip: To grill, place 1/2 of skewers on grid over medium heat of gas grill. Grill covered, 6 to 8 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once. Repeat with remaining skewers.

Nutrition information per serving:
Calories: 101
Calories from Fat: 54
Fat: 6g
Trans fats:  0g
Cholesterol: 27 mg
Carbohydrate: 3g
Protein: 8g
Fiber: 1g
Sodium: 95mg

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