Go Back
+ servings

Suya (Spicy Beef on a Stick)

An absolutely amazing and delicious spicy recipe from Cameroon called Suya, This is definitely a family favorite. 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine West African
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 549kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 2 pounds of sirloin steak or skirt steak
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts
  • ½ -1 tablespoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper
  • ½ - 1 tablespoon hot ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Bouillon
  • ¼ cup of vegetable oil to drizzle on the meat
  • Salt to taste
  • 20 Skewers
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 to mato sliced


  • Soak the skewers for at least 20 minutes totally submerged in water before using it to prevent burns.
  • In a medium bowl, mix garlic powder, onion power, smoked paprika, white pepper, cayenne pepper, hot ground pepper and bouillon/maggi. Place it a Ziploc bag and set aside
  • Peel roasted peanuts, and then grind in a coffee grinder with skin on, until finely crushed. Do not grind the peanuts into paste. Add the ground peanuts and the oil into spice mixture.
  • Slice the steak into strips and thread on a skewer
  • Rub the steak skewer with spice mixture; on both sides. Marinade for at least 30 minutes
  • Grill over medium high heat, until desired doneness
  • Serve warm with Pepper sauce and slices of tomatoes and onions.


Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 854mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 880IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 5.1mg