Classic Filet Kebabs with Cucumber Feta Sauce and Another $100 Visa Giftcard Giveaway
It has been a week of BEEF at my house. I have been reading up about lean cuts of beef and deciding which recipes to make next with the beef recipe search. As part of the Lean Meat Match-Up and in conjunction with the Beef It's What's For Dinner people, I chose Classic Filet Kebabs with Cucumber Feta Sauce as my second recipe to prepare this week.
The result....another delicious recipe! It contained all the necessary components of a recipe I will definitely make again.
1. Easy to prepare
3. A little out of the ordinary
4. Can be served for a weeknight dinner or to dinner guests on the weekend
After quickly marinating the filet and vegetables, I skewered and grilled the kebabs for about 10 minutes. In that time, I combined the ingredients for the sauce and sliced some crusty bread to go along with the meal. I loved cool cucumber sauce spiked with salty feta cheese paired with the charred filet. The sauce was so tasty that I will be making it again to serve with cut up vegetables. Not a complaint from the family on this meal; no leftovers were to be found.
Besides a new recipe to try, I will also be awarding another great prize. As part of the Lean Meat Match-Up, I am giving away some cool swag. To participate in the random drawing for a $100 Visa giftcard, an insulated shopping tote and an I Love Beef apron, fill out the Lean Cut Match-Up questionnaire. Leave a comment by 12 pm EST on August 22 on this post as to which cut of lean meat matches up with your family. Be sure to leave your email so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner.
By the way, using a RANDOM.ORG, a true random service, a winner was chosen for the first swag giveaway. Congratulations to Deanna G!!!!
Now get off to the store to pick up the ingredients for Classic Filet Kebabs with Cucumber Sauce. You still have time to make them for dinner.
Classic Filet Kebabs with Cucumber Feta Sauce
adapted from a recipe on the Beef It's What's For Dinner website
1 1/2 pounds beef tenderloin steaks, cut 1 inch thick
2 medium red, yellow or green bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
8 shallots - cut in half if large
Bamboo or metal skewers
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce --
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup finely chopped seeded cucumber
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
Cut beef steak into 1-1/4-inch pieces. Combine seasoning ingredients in large bowl. Add beef, shallots and bell pepper pieces; toss to coat.
Alternately thread beef and vegetable pieces evenly onto eight 12-inch metal skewers, leaving small spaces between pieces.
Place kabobs on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill kabobs, covered, 7 to 9 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 9 to 11 minutes) for medium rare (140°F) to medium (150°F) doneness, turning once. Season kebabs with salt, as desired.
Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients in small bowl. Serve with kebabs.
Disclosure: The Beef Association and the Beef Checkoff provided the swag bags mentioned above for this giveaway. Dinners for a Year and Beyond was also compensated with a giftcard to help offset the costs of groceries related to recipes being prepared for these blog posts as well as shipping costs associated with mailing prizes to the winners. The recipes were also provided by the Beef Checkoff.