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Sonoma-Style Beef Skewers
Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 Min.
Cook Time: 25 Min.
What you need:
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+ 1 lb. boneless beef top sirloin steak,cut 1-in. thick
+ 1 lb. swiss chard
+ 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
+ 1 medium onion, chopped
+ 1 tsp.minced garlic
+ 1/4 c. water
+ 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
+ 3 c. cooked whole grain or regular orzo
+ 2 Tbsp. toasted pine nuts (optional)

Sauce:
+ 4 large plum tomatoes
+ 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin oil
+ 3 cloves garlic, minced

Seasoning:
+ 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
+ 1/2 tsp. ground cardamon
+ 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
+ 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
What to do:
1. Prepare Sauce. Place tomatoes on grid over medium-high coals. Grill, uncovered, 9-11 min. or until skins are completely blackened, turning frequently. Remove and discard skins from tomatoes. Finely chop tomatoes; place in medium bowl. Add remaining sauce ingredients; season with salt, as desired. Set aside.
2. Cut beef steak into 8 equal pieces. Combine Seasoning ingredients in large bowl. Add beef; toss to coat. Soak four 6-in. bamboo skewers in water 10 min.; drain. Thread 2 beef pieces onto each skewer, leaving small space between pieces.
3. Place skewers on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10-14 min. (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 9-13 min.) for medium rare (145F) to medium (160F) doneness, turning occasionally.
4. Meanwhile, remove and finely chop Swiss chard stems and ribs. Thinly slice chard leaves. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion; cook and stir 4-5 min. or until tender. Add chard stems and leaves in batches, if necessary; cook and stir about 2 min. or until leaves are wilted. Add garlic; cook and stir about 20 sec. Add water; cover and cook 3-5 min. or until stems are tender. Season with salt.
5. Combine orzo with chard mixture; divide among 4 bowls. Top each with 1 beef skewer; spoon some sauce on top. Garnish with pine nuts, if desired. Serve with remaining sauce.

* Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff
Nutritional information:
Calories: 573;   Total Fat: 20g;   Saturated Fat: 4g;   Cholesterol: 49mg;   Total Carbs: 61g;   Fiber: 5g;   Protein: 38g;   Sodium: 545mg;