Skewers for grilling out

Chicken and Steak Kebabs

Try a new variation on Taco Tuesday: applying McCormick Taco Seasoning to pieces of chicken and steak, instead of ground meat. Season, skewer and grill with tomatoes, peppers and onions. And serve with warm tortillas, cilantro and sour cream.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients: 11

Servings: 12

1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for oiling grill grates

1 package McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix

1 lime, juiced

1 pound boneless beef sirloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes

30 shishito peppers

30cherry tomatoes

1red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces

Corn tortillas, warmed, for serving

Sour cream, for garnish

Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Special equipment: 15 wooden or bamboo skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes.

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, taco seasoning and lime juice.

Place the beef in one bowl, the chicken in another bowl and combine the peppers, tomatoes and onion in a third bowl. Divide the marinade among the three bowls and toss to coat.

Preheat a grill for cooking over medium-high heat. Thread the ingredients onto 15 soaked wooden or bamboo skewers, alternating pieces of beef or chicken with pepper, tomato and onion. (Keep the beef and chicken on separate skewers, as they have different cooking times.) Lightly oil the grill grates. Grill the kebabs, turning once, until cooked to desired doneness, about 6 minutes total for the beef kebabs and 8 to 10 minutes total for the chicken kebabs.

Serve with warmed soft tortillas, sour cream and fresh cilantro.

Spicy Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

Ready in 15 minutes, this sweet and spicy meal was made for weeknights. A quick marinade with our versatile McCormick Garlic Jalape ±o Seasoning, lime juice and oil gives shrimp a tangy heat. Pair shrimp with pineapple on skewers, grill and serve with remaining marinade

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Calories: 228

Ingredients: 6

Servings: 4

1/3cup lime juice

1/4cup olive oil

2tablespoons packed brown sugar

1tablespoon McCormick Garlic Jalape ±o Seasoning

1pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/2pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks

Mix lime juice, oil, brown sugar and Seasoning in small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade for basting shrimp. Place shrimp in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add remaining marinade; toss to coat well.

Refrigerate 15 minutes. Remove shrimp from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Alternately thread shrimp and pineapple onto skewers.

Grill over medium heat 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink, turning occasionally and brushing with reserved marinade.

Brazilian Steak & Chicken Kabobs

Brazilian Steakhouse Marinade brings major flavor to juicy Steak and Chicken Kabobs


Servings: 6

1package McCormick Grill Mates Brazilian Steakhouse Marinade

1/4cup water

1/4cup oil

1tablespoon apple cider vinegar

11/2pounds steak or chicken (or combination of both steak and chicken), cut into 11/2-inch cubes

1can pineapple slices, drained and cut into 11/2-inch chunks

1red bell pepper, cut into 11/2-inch chunks

1green bell pepper, cut into 11/2-inch chunks

Fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped

Mix Marinade Mix, water, oil and vinegar in small bowl. Place meat in large resealable plastic bag. Add marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor.

Thread pineapple and vegetables onto skewers. Remove meat from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Thread meat onto separate skewers.

Grill kabobs over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes or until meat is cooked through and vegetables are crisp-tender, turning occasionally. (Pineapple and peppers may require less cooking time.) Sprinkle kabobs with chopped cilantro. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

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