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Balsamic Steak Skewers

posted by Julie Evink on May 21, 2014

Balsamic Steak Skewers ~ Tender Steak Marinated in a Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette and Grilled to Perfection! 

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Balsamic Steak Skewers ~ Tender Steak Marinated in a Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette and Grilled to Perfection!

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Man food. This is a prime example. Big, juicy, tender pieces of steak marinated in a tangy balsamic vinaigrette and grilled to perfection. Life does not get much better. Well, my hubs would give me all the cherry tomatoes and go on with his meal. I don’t mind one bit. Not one.

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I’m not going to lie. I bribe my hubs with food. If I want him to do something big I prepare one of his favorite meals and then gaze adoringly into his eyes and beg. Beg. Beg. Usually it works. This recipe is totally a bribe food for all of you women out there there also use this tactic. Do not hang your head in shame. We do what we got to do….

This past weekend I attended a blogging conference called BlogHer Food, which required me to leave after work on Wednesday and not come back until late Sunday night. I prepare one meal for the hubs to make and made sure there was clean clothes. Then I ran. Ran like the wind. I might have said good luck as I dashed out the door. You know what? Not once did he complain about me leaving. I’m seriously blessed when it comes to that. He digs in and helps out and lets me do my thing a lot of the time. Of course there are the times he might give me some crap if I’m gone a little more than usually but he’s a total hands on Dad.

Sure I do wish he did the laundry, or the dishes or made me supper. If he cleaned the bathrooms that would be excellent too. Now I’m depressed. I guess I don’t mow the lawn, or move snow, or take out the garbage. We are so old fashioned in those areas most of the time!

Balsamic Steak Skewers ~ Tender Steak Marinated in a Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette and Grilled to Perfection!

 

You know what? He survived. The house was standing when I came home and it was mostly clean. Sure the deep cleaning didn’t get done and the good clothes didn’t get washed and there may have, just may have been laundry baskets waiting to be folded and put away on the living room floor. Miss K was alive and happy. I mean she’s a total Daddy’s girl to begin with so she’s probably hoping Mom leaves again cause let’s get real. Dad’s the fun one.

Miss K was indulged in a few more trips to the fast food restaurants and I may have received a picture at one point of chocolate smeared across her face from Daddy indulging her in a bag of M&Ms but she sure was smiling!

So thank you hubs for digging in and taking over when I was gone. I love you dearly. I’m blessed to have you and I hope you know it.

If you are lucky I might just thank you with a plate of these amazing Balsamic Steak Skewers, which I know will put a smile on your face followed up by a big bowl of homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream. Because I Love You.

If you want to gag now at this lovely dovey post I don’t really blame you. I promise next I’ll be back to my snarky self. I blame it on the pregnancy hormones!

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Balsamic Steak Skewers

Preparation 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Serves 4 skewers     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c. barbecue sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 lb sirloin steak, cut into 1 in. cubes
  • 2 c. cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together the balsamic vinaigrette, barbecue sauce and dijon mustard. Reserve 1/2 c. of the marinade for basting. Marinate steak in marinade, tossing to coat.
  2. On four metal or soaked wood skewers thread beef and tomatoes in alternating fashion. Using a long-handled tongs rub a paper towel that's been moistened with cooking oil over grill grates to lightly coat them.
  3. Place skewers on grill over medium heat, cover grill and grill until beef reaches desired doneness. Or broil about 4 inches from heat for 6-9 minutes. Turn occasionally and baste with reserved marinade during last three minutes of cooking.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 skewer
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 304kcal Calories from fat 149
% Daily Value
Total Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 263mg11%
Carbohydrate 13g4%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 11g
Protein 24g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

Recipe from: Taste of Home

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    Comments

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake


    That steak looks gooood.

  • Sarah @ Miss Candiquik


    These seriously look so good! I’m totally trying this marinade soon. Can’t wait to get outside and grill (well actually, my bf does that part).

    • Julie Evink


      And don’t volunteer to do it…they can “cook” once in a while!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)


    You are killing me! These skewers look unbelievable!!!! So flavorful.

    • Julie Evink


      Well I hope I don’t actually kill you sweetie! It great to briefly see you again this weekend. Take care!

  • Danielle


    I am such a sucker for balsamic, and these just look amazing! I am sure even picky old Matt would be a happy camper if I made these. 🙂

    • Julie Evink


      He might give you his tomatoes though 🙂

      • Danielle


        Nah, he even loves tomatoes! lol

  • Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!


    Yep, these skewers are definitely grilled to perfection! Balsamic vinegar or vinaigrette is one of my favorite things in the world – it’s a serious obsession.
    Also, I loved reading your post. Definitely not too mushy :). So glad you had a great time at the BlogHer conference!

    • Julie Evink


      Thanks Kathi!! Glad it was TO mushy 🙂

  • Matt Robinson


    These look amazing, Julie. So perfect for summer!!

  • Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos


    I love simple summer meals! My husband would give me the tomatoes too 😉

    • Julie Evink


      Thanks Becca! Glad someone can relate 🙂

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie


    I’ve always loves balsamic but lately I’ve been on a balsamic kick, putting it in everything I get my hands on. Love this!

    • Julie Evink


      I’m such a sucker for anything balsamic!

  • Kathy Penney @ Penney Lane Kitchen


    I love the flavor of balsamic for a marinade. These kabobs would be perfect for this weekend! Pinning.

  • Kelley @Miss Information Blog


    These look great Thanks for linking up again and supporting us at Cook it! Craft it Share it!

  • Tanya Schroeder


    Awe what a post! Sometimes lovey dovey is perfectly ok! I bet the hubs was happy to indulge in this yummy steak after all those chicken nuggets!

    • Julie Evink


      Haha bet he doesn’t eat chicken nuggets for months!

  • Martha @ A Family Feast


    YUM!!! (That’s all…just…yum…)

  • Shareba @ In Search Of Yummy-ness


    Oh my goodness, Julie, these skewers look fantastic!!

  • Shanice


    Ooo this looks yummy. I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams , starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  • Lucinda


    How long do you marinate? Look yummy!

    • Julie Evink


      You only need to marinade for about 30 minutes!

  • Kristy


    Balsamic vinegar or vinaigrette? What’s the difference please?

    • Julie Evink


      I used balsamic vinegar for this recipe!

  • Lauren


    What do you suggest serving as a side with this?

    • Julie Evink


      I think a lettuce salad or potatoes would be great with it!

  • Josie


    I might be missing something here . . . 1/4 c BBQ + 1/4 c balsamic = 1/2 cup, but then it says to reserve 1/2 cup. Should it be reserve 1/4 cup for basting? Thanks!

  • plasterers bristol


    This looks delicious, thanks for sharing.

    Simon

  • Rebecca Reck


    Dear Julie,

    I love this recipe so much that I featured it on my blog.

    I’ve titled the post “The Best Real Food Recipes for Your Summer Grill Party.”
    Here’s the link: http://motherslittlehelpers.net/the-best-real-food-recipes-for-your-summer-grill-party

    Of course, I would love it if you’d share it!

    Thank you for your lovely creation. I hope you have a fantastic day!

    Sincerely,
    Rebecca Reck

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