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Beef and Grape-Tomato Kebabs

If you like, substitute rib-eye tenderloin for the less-expensive sirloin. The skewers can be assembled in the morning and left to marinate all day in the refrigerator.

  • prep: 20 mins
    total time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak (about 1 1/4 inches thick)
  • 24 grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grill
  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Slice beef into cubes. Assemble 4 long skewers, alternating 5 beef cubes (threaded perpendicular to the cut) with 6 grape tomatoes on each. Arrange skewers in a nonmetallic dish.

  2. Step 2

    In a small bowl, whisk together oil, mustard, vinegar, and thyme. Pour marinade over skewers; turn to coat. Cover and let stand at least 2 hours in the refrigerator, turning periodically.

  3. Step 3

    Heat grill to high and lightly oil grates.

  4. Step 4

    Season skewers with salt and pepper and place them on grill. Cover grill and cook, turning occasionally, until grill marks are visible and meat is cooked to desired doneness, 1 to 2 minutes per side for medium rare.

Source
Everyday Food, July/August 2004