Thai Lemongrass Beef Skewers

Thai Lemongrass Beef Skewers
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For another fun appetizer using this recipe, remove the cooked beef from the skewers and serve in lettuce cups with a dash of Thai-style hot sauce.

  • Prep time
    1 hr
  • Cook time
    10 min
  • Servings
    12 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 skewer
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

12 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 skewer
  • Amount per serving Calories 100

  • Total Fat 4g
    • Saturated Fat 1.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 75mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 1g
    • Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Total Sugars 0g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 14g
  • Potassium 220mg
  • Phosphorus 115mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Lean protein



  • garlic (minced)
    2 clove
  • black pepper
    1 tsp
  • lean beef tenderloin (cut into 1-inch chunks)
    2 lbs
  • lower sodium soy sauce
    2 tbsp
  • lemongrass (minced)
    2 stalks
  • bamboo skewers
  • low-calorie sugar substitute
    2 tsp
  • basil ((Thai basil if you can find it), chopped)
    1 cup
  • cilantro (chopped)
    1 cup
  • lime (cut into 6 wedges each)


  1. Soak bamboo skewers in warm water for at least 30 minutes.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the Splenda, soy sauce, pepper, garlic, and lemon grass. Add the beef to the marinade and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (up to four hours).

  3. Prepare an indoor or outdoor grill.

  4. Remove beef from marinade and divide meat evenly onto each of the 12 skewers. Discard marinade.

  5. Grill the skewers for about 5 minutes per side.

  6. Garnish the skewers with basil, cilantro and a lime wedge.