Cowboy Steak and Pepper Kebabs

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  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
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2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2 tablespoons light brown sugar 

1 tablespoon chili powder 

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 1/2 pounds beef tri-tip, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes 

1 large sweet onion, cut into 1 1/2 to 2-inch dice

12 assorted color baby bell peppers, cored and halved 

Vegetable oil, for grill


Special equipment:
8 wooden skewers that have been soaked in water or 8 metal skewers
  1. Mix the butter, brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, orange zest, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper together in a bowl. Add the beef, toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  2. Preheat a grill over high heat. Thread the beef, onions, and peppers onto 8 long skewers leaving 1/4-inch space between the meat and vegetables. Lightly brush the grill grates with oil. Arrange the skewers on the hot grill and grill, turning until the meat is medium-rare, about 2 to 3 minutes on each of the 4 sides. Transfer the kebabs to the platter and serve.