Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Sizzling Sirloin Kabobs on a Bed of Orzo

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 min.
Steak kabobs on a bed of pasta joins Italian flavors and Middle Eastern preparation with tasty results.


  • 1 lb beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick
  • 2 green, red and/or yellow bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Tbs chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 Tbs prepared Italian dressing
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • Orzo:1 cup uncooked orzo pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 to 3 Tbs chopped fresh basil or parsley
  • 2 Tbs shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp olive oil


  • Soak eight 8-inch bamboo skewers in water 10 minutes; drain.
  • Cut beef steak into 1-1/4-inch pieces. Toss beef and bell peppers with 1 tablespoon basil, dressing and garlic in large bowl. Alternately thread beef and peppers onto skewers.
  • Toss Orzo ingredients in medium bowl; keep warm.
  • Place kabobs on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, about 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 9 to 10 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Serve with orzo.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 380
  Calories from Fat 90 (24%)
(15%)Total Fat 10g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(17%)Cholesterol 51mg
(7%)Sodium 163mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(68%)Protein 34g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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