Beef Kebabs with Peanut Sauce
For the beef:
1 pound tender beef, such as rib-eye or strip steak, at least 1-inch
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon ground or crushed black pepper
For the peanut sauce:
1 cup Spanish peanuts
2 cloves garlic
1/2 small onion
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1-inch piece peeled ginger, minced
Juice of 1 lime
Water or chicken broth
If using bamboo skewers, soak them in a container of water for at
least 30 minutes.
Cut the beef into 1-inch cubes. Combine in a bowl with soy sauce and
black pepper and stir to coat. Set aside while you make sauce and
To make the sauce, chop, grind or process the peanuts into a fine
powder. Mince the garlic and onion.
Combine the onion and garlic in a medium pan with vegetable oil and
cook over medium heat until they are soft. Add pepper, sugar,
ginger, lime juice and peanuts and slowly stir in 1 1/2 cups water
or chicken broth.
Stir and bring to a boil.
Lower heat so the mixture boils slowly for about 10 minutes. Remove
from heat and taste for seasoning, adding salt, pepper, sugar or
lime juice as desired. Add more water or broth if you’d like a
Place meat chunks on skewers and grill or broil to brown, turning a
couple of times, to a medium-rare stage, or the stage you like best
(about 5 to 10 minutes total).
Serve the meat with peanut sauce, rice and sliced tomatoes (or
skewer zucchini chunks and grill them when you grill the meat).