This is a fabulous treat for summer barbecues with a fresh salad and French bread or even a quick supper with Indonesian fried rice. It's great with beef, pork, or chicken.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place onion, garlic, kecap manis, coriander, cumin, sambal oelek, red wine and water in a food processor and blend to a smooth paste. Pour marinade into a large glass or ceramic bowl. Stir in the lemon grass. Add the beef and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Thread beef onto metal or soaked wooden skewers, about 4 cubes per skewer.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  • Grill skewers until beef reaches desired doneness, about 5 minutes for medium.

Cook's Note:

Substitute pork tenderloin or boneless chicken thighs for the beef, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

200 calories; 5.4 g total fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 419 mg sodium. 6.5 g carbohydrates; 25.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2009
Outstanding recipe! My husband is from The Netherlands and he is also Indonesian. During our last family reunion the family made us a wonderful Indonesian meal and the Sate was my favorite his too. I really like the kecap manis and the sambal oelek. These are common ingredients in Dutch supermarkets as Indonesians are historically a part of the Dutch community. I recommend this recipe as it is very authentic. I also recommend preparing a peanut sauce to go with it as I have never had it without whether in a restaurant or at my in-law's home. The peanut sauce should be specifically an Indonesian sauce as it is a wonderful flavor of sweet and spicy. It is much different than Thai Sate and peanut sauce it's thicker for one. Just my opinion but after having the Indonesian version at my family's home I haven't ordered the Thai version since. My husband is very lucky to have grown up eating this type of food! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/04/2015
The only thing you could taste was the red wine. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2009
Outstanding recipe! My husband is from The Netherlands and he is also Indonesian. During our last family reunion the family made us a wonderful Indonesian meal and the Sate was my favorite his too. I really like the kecap manis and the sambal oelek. These are common ingredients in Dutch supermarkets as Indonesians are historically a part of the Dutch community. I recommend this recipe as it is very authentic. I also recommend preparing a peanut sauce to go with it as I have never had it without whether in a restaurant or at my in-law's home. The peanut sauce should be specifically an Indonesian sauce as it is a wonderful flavor of sweet and spicy. It is much different than Thai Sate and peanut sauce it's thicker for one. Just my opinion but after having the Indonesian version at my family's home I haven't ordered the Thai version since. My husband is very lucky to have grown up eating this type of food! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2009
Outstanding recipe! My husband is from The Netherlands and he is also Indonesian. During our last family reunion the family made us a wonderful Indonesian meal and the Sate was my favorite his too. I really like the kecap manis and the sambal oelek. These are common ingredients in Dutch supermarkets as Indonesians are historically a part of the Dutch community. I recommend this recipe as it is very authentic. I also recommend preparing a peanut sauce to go with it as I have never had it without whether in a restaurant or at my in-law's home. The peanut sauce should be specifically an Indonesian sauce as it is a wonderful flavor of sweet and spicy. It is much different than Thai Sate and peanut sauce it's thicker for one. Just my opinion but after having the Indonesian version at my family's home I haven't ordered the Thai version since. My husband is very lucky to have grown up eating this type of food! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2012
Being an Indonesian I gave this recipe only 4 stars noting that this is not as authentic as it is. I am however happy that I know someone posted this Sate recipe. It is not that authentic for the use of red wine and beef. Chicken or goat meat is more commonly use and red wine is avoided because we do not have a wine drinking culture and we're bound to the halal-ness of food to consume. Wine is not halal due to its alcohol content (though some people still drink it anyway). Thank you for posting this recipe. Looking forward to read some more from you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2011
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
Wow this was one terrific recipe. So flavorful and delicious. I made the marinade exactly as published using vadalia onion and marinated my beef about 10 hours. I skewered them alternating vadalia onion with the beef and hubs grilled to perfection. Served with a prepared thai (ok I know it's not completely authentic!) spicy peanut sauce jasmine rice and thai green beans. Soooo good and a company worthy summer meal. Loved this. Many thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/04/2015
The only thing you could taste was the red wine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2013
Delicious! I made with no changes and we all loved this! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/16/2015
I found the flavor created my the marinade to be slightly bitter and off. It overwhelmed the final product. Read More