Anticuchos de Carne: Grilled Beef Kabobs

Anticuchos de Carne: Grilled Beef Kabobs

Anticuchos de carne is a South American specialty of marinated grilled meat on skewers. This recipe uses garlic, vinegar, and aji panca chile peppers.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Cut the beef into 1 1/2-inch pieces, and place the pieces in a nonreactive bowl or dish.
  3. Step 3

    Mash or crush the garlic with a heavy utensil or with a mortar and pestle . Add a little water if necessary to make a paste.
  4. Step 4

    In a small bowl, mix the crushed garlic, 1/4 cup of the vinegar, 1/4 cup chile pepper paste, 1 tablespoon cumin, 1 tablespoon salt, and 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper.
  5. Step 5

    Pour the marinade over the beef and mix well.
  6. Step 6

    Cover and marinate the beef overnight in the refrigerator. If you are pressed for time, marinate the beef for at least 1 hour at room temperature.
  7. Step 7

    Prepare the grill .
  8. Step 8

    Place the pieces beef onto the skewers (about 4 pieces on each skewer, depending on size).
  9. Step 9

    Make a basting mixture of 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup vinegar, and a pinch of cumin.
  10. Step 10

    Grill the skewers for about 5 minutes on each side, or to the desired doneness. Baste the meat several times during cooking.
  11. Step 11

    Serve the anticuchos with rice and corn on the cob.
  12. Step 12