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Beef Suya Kebabs

Suya kebabs are a popular spicy West African Street food that can form part of a healthy diet. Read more to find out how!

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Suya Kebab
Suya Kebab
Suya Kebab

Suya kebabs are a popular West African Street food eaten straight off the grill. They are normally made with beef and a special suya spice which is made of a mixture of spices and ground peanuts. You can, however, just buy the suya spice from any African supermarket which is what we did. These kebabs are so delicious and super easy to make but beware, they come with a spicy kick! Enjoy with a fresh salad to help balance off the spice and for some added nutrients and fibre! Without further ado, here’s the recipe!


Servings 5 people


  • 5 skewers (wooden or metal).


  • 1 lb beef chunks
  • 6 tbsp suya spice (store bought)
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp peanut/sesame oil to drizzle/spray
  • 1 tsp chilli powder


  • If your skewers are wooden, soak them for about 20 minutes in water so they don't absorb too much oil.
  • Chop your vegetables into chunks and place on a plate.
  • Add your suya, chilli powder and salt to a plate and mix.
  • Skewer your beef and veggies onto your skewers, alternating the order. 
  • Dip each skewer in the spice mix until fully coated
  • Put them on a grilling tray and leave them in the oven at 200°C on the grill setting. Cook for 20 minutes on each side and take out when the meat is fully cooked.
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Hope you give this recipe a try and you can always modify the quantities and ingredients according to your personal fitness goals.

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  1. yummy looking and healthy as well. Aunty Becks

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