How to make simple Beef Suya at home

Suya is one of the popular street foods in Ghana.


Serve this recipe with a chilled drink and thank me later.


1 cup salted peanuts

1 tablespoon paprika

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 beef tri-tip roast or beef top sirloin steak (2 pounds), thinly sliced against the grain

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 teaspoon salt

1 medium onion, cut into wedges

1 large tomato, cut into wedges

Fresh cilantro leaves


  • Place peanuts in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Add paprika, onion powder, ginger, pepper flakes and garlic powder; pulse until combined.
  • Place beef in a large bowl or shallow dish. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with salt. Toss to coat. Add peanut mixture; turn to coat. Refrigerate, covered, for 2 hours. Drain beef, discarding marinade.
  • Thread beef onto metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat until beef reaches desired doneness, 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Serve with onion, tomato and cilantro.


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