Carrabba's Italian Grill was founded by Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola in Houston, Texas in 1986. The restaurant features hand-prepared family recipes made from the finest ingredients and prepared to order in an exhibition kitchen. The success of Carrabba's led to the popular PBS cooking show Cucina!, starring Carrabba and Mandola, as well as a series of companion cookbooks. There are currently 240 Carrabba's Italian Grill locations around the country.

Offering Italian-inspired cuisine passed down from our founders’ family recipes, Carrabba’s uses only the best ingredients to prepare fresh and handmade dishes cooked to order in a lively exhibition kitchen. Featuring a wood-burning grill inspired by the many tastes of Italy, customers can enjoy signature dishes, including Chicken Bryan, Spiedino di Mare and a fresh twist on an Italian Classic, Wood-grilled Chicken Marsala. Carrabba’s was voted #1 Italian in the 2014 Consumer Picks Survey by Nation’s Restaurant News.



Beef Tips with Peppers and Onions

Carrabba's Italian Grill Restaurant Recipe

2 red bell peppers, seeded and cut into 16 (1 1/2 inch) squares
1 large red onion, separated into layers and cut into 16 (1 1/2 inch) squares
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 pounds beef tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
2 teaspoons Grill Seasoning

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the bell pepper and red onion squares in a roasting pan and toss with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil. Bake until the vegetables are tender crisp, about 15 minutes. Uncover and let cool.

Prepare an outdoor grill for direct cooking with high heat.

Have ready 8 metal skewers. For each skewer, alternate 3 beef cubes with 2 bell pepper squares and 2 red onion squares. Brush with the remaining oil and season with the grill seasoning. Let stand at room temperature while the grill heats.

Brush the grill grates clean. Place the skewers on the grill. Cook, with the lid closed as much as possible, turning after the first 3 minutes, until the meat is browned, about 6 minutes for medium rare. Remove from the grill and let stand for 3 minutes.

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