Clayton’s Organic Beef & Potato Kabobs with Homemade Ketchup

Beef & Potato Kabobs with Homemade Ketchup

Ingredients:

1 pound Clayton’s Organic beef round, diced
1 teaspoon thyme leaves
12 baby or small fingerling potatoes
1 red pepper, seeded and cut into large squares
1 green pepper, seeded and cut into large squares
olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
skewers

Ketchup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
4 large ripe (or canned) tomatoes, peeled and diced*
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Optional, to Serve

bread
green salad

Preparation Instructions:

1. To prepare the ketchup, heat oil in saucepan, add garlic and onion and cook, stirring, until onion is softened. Add tomato paste and cook 1 minute or until color changes. Add remaining ketchup ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until mixture thickens. Set aside or refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve.

2. To prepare the kabobs, season meat with salt, pepper and thyme. Boil or microwave potatoes until just cooked but still firm. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, thread meat, potatoes and peppers alternately onto metal skewers. Brush generously with olive oil.

3. Barbecue or grill kabobs, turning and brushing with oil as necessary, until meat is cooked as desired. Medium rare will be the most tender and moist.

* Chef’s Note: To peel tomatoes, plunge into boiling water for 1-2 minutes or until the skin easily peels off.