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Spicy Beef Satay Recipe

Spicy Beef Satay Recipe

The fragrant spices and full flavors of North African cuisine make these appetizers a tasty party food.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Broil: 5 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped salted roasted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, cumin and coriander
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • Minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, about 25 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine almonds, mint, onion, lemon juice, garlic and spices. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Divide into 24 pieces. Shape each piece into a 3x1-in. rectangle; insert a soaked wooden appetizer skewers into each.
  • 3. Broil 6 in. from the heat 2-4 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Arrange on a serving platter. Drizzle with sauce mixture and sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 2 dozen (1/2 cup sauce).

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer with 1 teaspoon sauce: 77 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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