Grilled Beef Suya (African Spiced Beef Kabobs)

Suya is the single most popular Roast African spicy skewered beef – An irresistible dish originating from the Hausa people in Nigeria and Cameroon where they enjoy the heat and savory flavor. Our version makes a quick, easy and yummy dish.


  • 1 lb Flat Iron Steak, sliced thinly against the grain  ·   
  • Roasted Peanuts  ·  3 cups 
  • Herbie's African Berbere Spice  ·  3 tablespoons 
  • Boullion (chicken, beef or mushroom)  ·  1 teaspoon 
  • 2 Fresno chilis, destemmed and deseeded and chopped  ·   
  • 1/2 onion, roughly chopped  ·   
  • garlic  ·  7 cloves 
  • Ginger, peeled and grated  ·  2 inches 
  • Peanut oil  ·  1/2 cup 
  • Red Cabbage, thinly sliced  ·  2 cups 
  • Green Cabbage, thinly sliced  ·  2 cups 
  • Grape or Cherry Tomatoes, halved  ·  1/2 pint 
  • Red onion, thinly sliced  ·  1 cup 
  • limes, juiced pluce more for serving  ·  2 
  • Honey  ·  1 teaspoon 
  • Olive Oil  ·  1/4 cup 
  • Herbie's African Berbere Spice  ·  1 teaspoon 


In a food processor or blender, add garlic, chili peppers, ginger, and onion and blend to a paste. Add the peanuts, spice, and peanut oil, boullion and blend to form a paste. Add water as needed to thin to a pourable consistency.

Marinate the flatiron strips in the marinade overnight.

Heat a grill to medium high heat. Thread the beef onto metal skewers, or bamboo skewers that have been soaked for an hour.

Grill for five minutes on both sides until a nice char has formed and the skewers release from the grill easily.

Serve with Citrus slaw and extra limes for squeezing!

For the Slaw:

Whisk together lime juice, 1 teaspoon Berbere spice, honey, and olive oil. Toss the cabbage, onion, and tomatoes in the dressing.

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Sprinkle this traditional African spice blend onto meats before grilling.