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Nigerian beef suya -10 - Recipes From A Pantry

Nigerian Beef Suya - West African Flavours

Course Main
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 100 g (3.5oz) roasted peanuts
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 250 g (8.8oz) beef sirloin steak or venison steak, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil

To serve:

  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Fried plantains


  • Add the peanuts, ginger, black pepper, white pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and nutmeg to a blender and blend for a minute or so until it forms a coarse powder. Careful not to blend too much to avoid the peanuts turning into peanut butter. Transfer the suya powder onto a flat surface and spread it out.
  • Brush the beef slices with the oil, and dab both sides of the meat sliced in the suya powder so that they are well coated.
  • Pre heat the grill (or barbeque), and grill the meat for up to 15 mins (or until done), making sure to turn the meat half way through cooking.
  • Serve the meat warm, topped with the onion, cabbage, tomatoes and plantains.


From the Groundnut Cookbook.