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Maple Glazed Beef Kebab with Tacos

Maple Glazed Beef Kebab with Tacos

Beef kebabs or skewers made with cubes of beef rump or picanha steak flavoured with cayenne and maple syrup cooked on a prepared barbecue or grill. Serve with home-made avocado and beetroot salsa for a simple and tasty dinner.


To prepare the kebabs; in a small dish mix together the cayenne pepper, maple syrup or honey, seasoning and oil.

Thread the beef cubes onto 4-6 small metal or wooden skewers (previously soaked in water for at least 20 minutes). Brush the kebabs with the cayenne mixture on both sides.

Cook the kebabs under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared barbecue for 12-16 minutes, turning occasionally. Transfer to a warm plate to rest.

To prepare the avocado and beetroot salsa; in a small bowl mix all the salsa ingredients together (except the sour cream or low-fat crème fraîche). Spoon the salsa into the taco trays or shells and position the kebabs on top.

Serve the kebabs and tacos with the salsa and the sour cream or crème fraîche.



  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes


450g/1lb lean rump or picanha steaks, cut into 2.5cm/1inch cubes

5ml/1tsp cayenne pepper

15-30ml/1-2tbsp maple syrup or runny honey

Salt and freshly milled black pepper

15ml/1tbsp rapeseed or olive oil

For the Avocado and Beetroot Salsa

1 ripe avocado, halved, stoned, peeled and diced

½ red onion, peeled and thinly sliced

1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

2 small, cooked baby beetroots, finely diced

Juice of 1 lime

2 large handfuls watercress leaves

30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped coriander