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For maximum flavor and tenderness, marinate the beef cubes overnight. You'll need 8 wooden skewers (12 in. long), soaked in water for 30 minutes.

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Recipe Summary

45 mins
30 mins
1 hr 15 mins
Serves 4 to 6


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Zest and juice lemon. Reserve zest, chilled, for couscous. Combine 3 tbsp. lemon juice (save extra for other uses) with the vegetable oil, garlic, soy sauce, and 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Add beef, seal bag, and chill at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours.

  • Heat a grill to high (450° to 550°). Thread beef onto 8 soaked wooden skewers and discard marinade.

  • Prepare couscous according to package instructions. In a large bowl, combine couscous with reserved lemon zest, remaining 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper, the olive oil, tomatoes, red onion, and parsley. Chill if you like or serve at room temperature.

  • Grill beef, turning once or twice, until grill marks appear and meat is done the way you like (cut to test), about 8 minutes total for medium-rare. Serve beef with couscous.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; calories from fat 33%; protein 26g; fat 12g; saturated fat 2.5g; carbohydrates 23g; fiber 1.8g; sodium 416mg; cholesterol 42mg.