Rwandan goat brochettes with tomato sauce

Rwandan Goat Brochettes

Rwandan goat brochettes are considered to be the national dish of Rwanda.  They are super easy to make and really tasty! Serve with sweet potato fries and fried plantains for an authentic Rwandan meal.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Rwandan
Keyword Rwandan Goat Brochettes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinade 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 204 kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine



  • 1 lb goat meat or beef cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 5 fresh ripe plum tomatoes, crushed
  • 1/2 small can of tomato puree
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 bouillon cube Maggi
  • 6 pili-pili chilies use any hot chili you like
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste



  1. Soak the wooden skewers in water for about 20 minutes.
  2. Form the brochettes by alternately threading meat and 2 to 3 pieces of onion onto the skewer.
  3. Mix the crushed tomatoes, the diced onions and the pili-pili chilies (pounded to a paste) along with the tomato puree. This should create a medium thick sauce; add a little oil and water to attain the desired consistency.
  4. Reserve half of the sauce for dipping.
  5. Put half the sauce in a pan with the skewers and turn to coat, let marinade for 30 minutes.
  6. Then lay the skewer on the grill Brush the sauce on all sides of the brochettes, adding more of the sauce as you turn them. Turn them about 3 times. Allow it to cook for about 3 minutes. The brochettes are ready when just cooked through (about 8-10 minutes) and should be a nice reddish color, due to the sauce.
  7. Serve with sweet potato fries and use the reserved sauce for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
Rwandan Goat Brochettes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 311mg14%
Potassium 664mg19%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 695IU14%
Vitamin C 100.5mg122%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.