Australia Day is just around the corner and these beef skewers make a great addition to any barbecue. The chili jam is sweet yet provides a nice little kick when eaten with the beef. Wrap them both up in flat bread for a one hand feed – perfect for the blokes.
Like so many of us we tend to get together around Australia Day, last year it was not the case for us as we were hit with torrential rains over the course of the weekend – 600mls, suck in a shed! This year Roy and I will be in the same place again which is great we are thinking of heading down south to get some more trees for our place. This year it’s all about planting more trees on the property. Plus it will be the last venture down south before the little one is born in April. It will give us the opportunity to catch up with old friends and get a good curry from Harry my father in law. Honestly I love his cooking and its a real treat to eat at their place.
What are your plans for Australia Day this year.
- 800gm beef, sirloin
- 5 cloves of garlic, finely diced
- Zest and juice of one lemon
- 1 ½ tbsp thyme, chopped
- 1 tbsp honey
- Salt and pepper
- 1 kilo of green capsicum, thinly sliced
- 300gm brown onion, thinly sliced
- 300ml apple cider vinegar
- 300gm sugar
- 1 tsp dried chili flakes or 2 green chilies
- SKEWARS: Cut the beef into 2cm square cubes and put to the side. In a large mixing bowl combine the garlic, lemon, thyme, honey and a generous amount of salt and pepper. Add the diced beef and coat thoroughly and sit for 20minutes. Thread the beef on to skewers making them even. Heat your bbq or griddle to a high heat and cook for about 6 minutes, turning half way through. Serve with a dollop of spicy jam on flat breads.
- JAM: Place the capsicum and onion in to a medium sized pot. Add the vinegar, sugar and chili flakes.
- Bring to the boil, and then reduce to a steady simmer stirring occasionally until the capsicums become transparent and most of the liquid is gone.
- Pot into sterilized jars and seal. The jam keeps for 9 months.
- FLATBREAD: Mix 2 cups of flour, ⅔ cup of water, salt and 3 tbsp olive oil. Divide mixture into eight and roll out the balls into very thin circles. Cook over a bbq or griddle about 1 minute each side.