Beef Yakatori

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup lite soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon splenda
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 1 pound sirloin steak, cubed

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a glass or plastic bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oil, lemon juice, sesame seeds, sugar, green onions, garlic, and ginger.
  2. Thread the meat onto skewers. (If you are using wooden skewers, soak them 30 minutes first.) Place the skewers in a plastic or glass container just large enough to hold them, and pour the marinade over the meat, turning to coat well. Cover, and chill for a minimum of 4 hours.
  3. Preheat grill for high heat, and position grate 5 inches from coals.
  4. Brush grate with oil, and place skewers on grill. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes, occasionally turning kabobs to ensure even cooking.

NUTRITION INFORMATION:
One serving (1/4th of recipe) provides 250 calories, 27 grams protein, 14 grams fat, 3 grams saturated fat, 4 grams carbohydrate, 0 grams fiber, 69 mg cholesterol and ~500 mg sodium.  NOTE:  One serving also provides 4 mg of Iron and 5 mg of Zinc.  Beef is an excellent (and tasty) way to include these two important nutrients in your diet.