Friday, June 20, 2008

Oriental Beef Kabobs

Try serving these Oriental-style kabobs, made with economical ground beef, accompanied with boiled rice and vegetables for an easy but impressive family dinner. Kabobs can be made up to 1 day ahead. Recipe serves 4.


24 baby new potatoes
1 pound (500 g) ground beef (mince)
1/2 pound (250 g) ground sausage (mince)
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons plum sauce
3 teaspoons light soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons plum sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1/2 teaspoon chili sauce
1/4 teaspoon five spice powder


1. Boil, steam or microwave potatoes until just tender, drain. Combine meats with ginger, garlic, sauces and sesame oil. Roll mixture into 24 balls, thread onto skewers alternately with potatoes.
2. Brush with sauce, grill 5 minutes on each side or until meatballs are cooked and browned. Brush with sauce several times during cooking.
Sauce: Combine all ingredients.

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