BEEF BITES WITH PEANUT-BOURBON SAUCE

Beef Crostini with Balsamic Drizzle & Beef Bites with Peanut-Bourbon Sauce --
Lean Cut30 Minutes or Less
  • Total Recipe Time: 30 minutes
  • Makes 24 appetizer servings

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1-1/2 pounds beef Top Sirloin Steak Boneless or Ranch Steak, cut 3/4 inch thick
  2. 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1- inch pieces
  3. 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
  4. Chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Sauce:
  1. 3/4 cup whipping cream
  2. 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  3. 1/2 cup water
  4. 1/4 cup bourbon or apple cider
  5. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  6. 2 tablespoons molasses
  7. 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  8. 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEEF BITES WITH PEANUT-BOURBON SAUCE

  1. Soak twenty-four 6-inch bamboo skewers in water 10 minutes; drain.
  2. Cut beef steak into 1-inch pieces. Alternately thread 2 beef pieces and 1 bell pepper piece evenly onto each skewer. Season beef with black pepper.
  3. Combine sauce ingredients in medium saucepan, stirring until smooth. Bring just to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 12 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Keep warm.
  4. Meanwhile, place 1/2 of skewers on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil about 6 to 9 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning once. Repeat with remaining skewers.
  5. Serve with peanut sauce. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • To grill, place 1/2 of skewers on grid over medium heat of gas grill. Grill, covered, 6 to 8 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning once. Repeat with remaining skewers.
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