Cherry Chipotle 5-Spice Beef Skewers

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March 31, 2014

Author: KatieChin

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My friend and fellow food blogger Erika Kerekes recently launched a line of amazing tangy gourmet sauces called Not Ketchup.  They’re made with fruit – like cherries, blueberries and dates – instead of tomatoes as well savory spices and cider vinegar to give it a tart kick.  One taste and I was hooked.  I’ve tried it on burgers and sandwiches and couldn’t wait to experiment with it in the kitchen. 

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My favorite flavor is cherry chipotle and  thought it would pair well with the exotic Asian spices found in 5-spice powder (star anise, cloves, cinnamon, szechuan peppercorn and fennel).  The blend turned out to be a delicious and easy marinade for beef skewers.   The smokiness of the chipotle mixed with the tangy cherries and complex Asian spices was incredibly yummy.  My whole family loved it and I can’t wait to make it again!  Click here to order Not Ketchup or find out where to buy it if you live in Los Angeles or Orange County.

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 lbs boneless beef rib-eye or top sirloin, cut across the grain into 1/4-inch thick slices

1 cup Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle Sauce

1 tablespoon 5-spice powder

12 wooden skewers, soaked in water at least 20 minutes

Instructions

  • Combine the cherry chipotle sauce and 5-spice powder in a small bowl until well blended.
  • Place slices in a 1 gallon resealable plastic bag. Pour the sauce mixture over slices, and mix well. Refrigerate 2 hours, or overnight.
  • Thread beef onto skewers.
  • Prepare a grill for high heat cooking. Brush the grill grate with oil. Grill the skewers, turning once, until the beef is browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with a side of Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle sauce.