Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Let’s not get this confused with kebabs lol. Suya is what Nigerians call this. I tried this when I visited one of my favorite Nigerians restaurants in New York and I fell in love. I ordered this spice from called meko dry rub and I used it instead of suya spice wanted to try something new and I am glad I did.

  • 2lbs beef(with little to no fat at all
  • Suya spice(can be bought from African stores) or Essiespice’s meko dry
  • Peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  1. Cut the beef into very thin fillets.
  2. Put some peanut oil in a bowl, add the salt and stir it 
  3. Using a cooking brush, rub peanut oil on the fillets of beef. (This helps the Suya spice stick to the meat so make sure you do not leave out any part of the meat.)
  4. In a baking sheet, spread the Suya spice and dab the fillets of beef in the spice making sure that the beef takes as much of the spice .When you are done with the dabbing, all the beef should covered with the suya spice
  5. Place all the spiced beef in a plate, cover it(with a clean film preferably) and leave it to marinate for about an 1 hour.Once the beef has marinated, preheat oven at 350°F or 177°C(If you will be using a grill the settings should be at  about 300°F or  150°C)
  6. Place the beef flat on the oven rack(you can place foil on the oven rack and poke some holes in it if you don't want to make your rack dirty lol) and put in the oven to grill.After 15 - 20 minutes, flip the beef to grill the other side as well.  Rub some of the remaining peanut oil on both sides of the beef. Increase the temperature a little bit(not too high) and grill both sides of the beef for 5 minutes each.
Ps: The length of time you'll roast each side of the beef depends on how thick the fillets are. So the total grilling time for the beef is 30 - 40 minutes.
Before the cutting
Fillet cutting(was a lot of
I couldn't cut it as fillet-ish as i wanted but it still worked lol
Essiespice to the rescue
All dabbed in spice, ready to marinate
Marinated for an hour
Bottom shelf in my oven with foil
All ready
In the roasting process
All ready

Ready to be served


  1. Followed your this recipe and it turned out great. I used Suya powder from the African market. Thanks for doing this. Oh by the way this is Grace (the one who commented on the chips recipe and meatpie) lol not that it matters.

    1. Haha. Hello Grace, thank you for stopping by once again! Glad your suya turned out great!!