Nigerian Suya


This simple, spicy kebab dish allows you to replicate the delicacy sold by Nigerian street vendors.

close up view of seasoned meat on skewers for Nigerian Suya
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon finely ground roasted peanuts

  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 ½ pounds beef tri-tip steak, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into bite-size pieces

  • ¼ onion, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 4 mushrooms, halved


  1. Mix ground peanuts, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, ginger, garlic powder, and onion powder together in a bowl.

  2. Combine spice mixture and beef in a resealable plastic bag; shake until well coated. Marinate in the refrigerator, about 30 minutes.

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

  4. Place beef, bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms in alternating order onto skewers.

  5. Cook on the preheated grill, flipping once, until meat is browned and vegetables are soft, 10 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Chicken or pork can be substituted for the beef.

If using an oven, preheat to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place loaded skewers across a baking pan. Cook, flipping once halfway through, until browned, about 5 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

358 Calories
15g Fat
5g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 644mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 40mg 202%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 557mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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