Jamaican-Style Beef Kebabs

Jamaican-Style Beef Kebabs
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  • 4Servings


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 1-inch-thick boneless beef sirloin steak (1-1/2 pounds), cut into 16 cubes
  • 2 sweet potatoes (1 pound), peeled and cut into 16 pieces
  • 1 1 pound bunch radishes
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh pineapple
  • Salt


Soak 8 bamboo skewers in water. In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oil, five-spice powder and allspice. Stir in the hot sauce. Add the steak and toss to coat; refrigerate.

Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the sweet potatoes, lower the heat and simmer until just fork-tender, about 8 minutes; drain and let stand until cool enough to handle.

Meanwhile, using a food processor fitted with a shredding disk, shred the radishes and transfer to a bowl with the pineapple. Toss and season with salt.

Preheat the broiler. Thread the meat and sweet potato onto the skewers and arrange on a broiler pan; brush the sweet potatoes lightly with oil. Broil the kebabs for about 6 minutes, turning once, for medium-rare. Serve with the slaw.