A grilled and easy way to prepare a delightful beef appetizer or main meat dish! Kids love the tenderness and sweetness, as do the adults.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
6 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk brown sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, water, vegetable oil, and garlic together in a large bowl; drop beef slices into the mixture and stir to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap.

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  • Marinate beef in refrigerator for 24 hours.

  • Remove beef from the marinade, shaking to remove any excess liquid. Discard marinade.

  • Thread beef slices in a zig-zag onto the skewers.

  • Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Cook skewers on preheated grill until the beef is cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Cook's Note:

These can burn easily with the oil and sugar, so watch them closely on the grill.

Nutrition Facts

193 calories; protein 15.9g 32% DV; carbohydrates 15.2g 5% DV; fat 7.4g 11% DV; cholesterol 40.3mg 13% DV; sodium 625.6mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2013
LOVED this recipe. I reduced this to 4 servings and added just a bit of freshly minced ginger to the marinade - absolutely stunning. The skewers were inhaled! I used Top Sirloin - partially frozen - and sliced it thin with my meat slicer for nice even, thin slices. This would be good stir fried as well. Put this on the regular rotation. Oh, I forgot to mention I did use the optional pineapple juice - a bit more than called for and used no water as well as low sodium soy sauce. Perfection! Read More
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218 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 179
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2013
LOVED this recipe. I reduced this to 4 servings and added just a bit of freshly minced ginger to the marinade - absolutely stunning. The skewers were inhaled! I used Top Sirloin - partially frozen - and sliced it thin with my meat slicer for nice even, thin slices. This would be good stir fried as well. Put this on the regular rotation. Oh, I forgot to mention I did use the optional pineapple juice - a bit more than called for and used no water as well as low sodium soy sauce. Perfection! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2013
This marinade is delicious! I did everything I could to mess this recipe up and it still turned out great. I only was able to marinate for 5 hours instead of 24 because I did not plan ahead well. It also started raining so I was not able to grill. What I did instead was cook the meat with the marinade in a skillet on the stove. I browned on med. high and then turned down to simmer until tender. I removed the meat from the pan and then added onion and bell pepper slices to serve as a side dish. I also made pineapple rice II to go with this. The meat was very flavorful and I can only imagine it will be even better when I marinate as long as stated and grill as intended. Thank you so much! This will be worked into the regular rotation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2013
This recipe is amazing' I use more pineapple juice less water n a lil more brown sugar and I also marinate mushroom n onions n skewer those as well. Its now a family favorite :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2014
I would give more stars if I could. The marinade for this is to die for. I made this for my mom and she went crazy for it. We did not have pineapple juice, so I omited that. I put partly cooked bell peppers and onions in the marinade the last hour, then alternated the veggies and meat with fresh mushrooms. I will make this again and again as will she. Count us in for the fan club. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2015
I would add a tsp fresh grated ginger then one very important step - cook the sauce over medium heat to blend all the ingredients, stir until sugar is disolved, cool to room temperature before adding meat of your choice. This makes a terrific recipe outstanding! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2013
Delicious! I used cube steak cut into strips. The kids literally gobbled it up. Going to try the marinade on chicken tonight and see how that goes. Thanks for sharing such a simple but yummy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2014
Adding this as a go to marinade. I didn't have the 24 hours either, but I had a good grade of steak and marinated for 3 hours. halved the recipe and used it as a stir fry. It was awesome, can't wait to put it on the skewers. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2014
I made it as listed just cutting the recipe in half. It was so good I wish I would have doubled it! Made an inexpensive cut of meat yummy and tender! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2014
Great recipe! I added a touch of sesame oil and finely chopped green onions into the marinade for added flavor. Don't forget to soak your wood skewers before using them. Read More
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