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MARINATED BEEF KABOBS

1 lb. top round steak
1/2 c. red wine vinegar
1/4 c. water
1/4 c. low-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 t. sugar
1/2 t. dried thyme
1/4 t. freshly ground pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
8 medium-size fresh mushrooms
1 large yellow squash,cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 medium size green pepper,seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces
vegetable cooking spray
8 cherry tomatoes

Trim fat from steak; cut steak into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Place steak in a heavy-duty, zip-top plastic bag. Combine vinegar and next 6 ingredients in a small bowl; stir will. Pour over steak; seal bag, and shake until steak is well coated. Marinate in refrigerator 4-8 hours turning bag occasionally. Remove steak from marinade; reserve marinade. Thread steak, mushrooms, squash, and green pepper alternately on 4 (15 inch) skewers (if you're using wood skewers soak them in water for 1/2 hour before using). Coat vegetables with cooking spray. Coat grill rack with cooking spray; place on grill over medium-hot coals. Place kabobs on rack. Grill, covered, 6 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness basting frequently with marinade. Add tomatoes to skewers during last 1 minute of cooking.
(Makes 4 servings)

Marinated Beef Kabobs recipe is published in our August, 1996 Menu Minder.