Air-Fryer Spicy Ginger Beef Skewers

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 25, 2023
My family loves the flavors of these zippy kabobs. I usually grill them outside, but if it's cold or rainy, I love cooking them in my air fryer. —Jasey McBurnett, Rock Springs, Wyoming
Air-Fryer Spicy Ginger Beef Skewers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 beef flank steak (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha chili sauce or 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Optional: Sesame seeds and thinly sliced green onions


  1. Cut beef into 1/4-in.-thick strips. In a large bowl, whisk the next 7 ingredients until blended. Pour 1 cup marinade into a shallow dish. Add beef; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 2-8 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 400°. Drain beef, discarding marinade in dish. Thread beef onto 12 metal or soaked wooden skewers that fit into air fryer. Working in batches if necessary, arrange skewers in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 4-5 minutes, turning occasionally and basting frequently, using 1/2 cup of reserved marinade.
  3. Meanwhile, to make glaze, bring remaining marinade (about 3/4 cup) to a boil; whisk in 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch. Cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Brush skewers with glaze just before serving. If desired, top with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.

Nutrition Facts

2 kabobs: 264 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 1480mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein.