Stick Meat Recipe – How to Make Nigerian Mini Beef Kebab

Some Nigerians call it stick meat while others may call it mini beef kebab. It’s often served in Nigerian parties and it’s also a street food in some parts of Nigeria-the epitome of West African Street food

What is Stick Meat?

Stick Meat is a very enjoyable and colorful Nigerian Snack. The color and the smell activates the taste buds. Stick meat is also a delicious appetizer made essentially with beef and a few peppery veggies

Stick Meat Picture
Stick Meat Picture

Deliberating what type of finger food to serve at your next get-together? The stick meat recipe is always a winner.

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This chunky Nigerian Beef Kebab at parties consists of beef and vegetables. Above all,  the beauty of this recipe is the colors of the vegetables (pepper). Hence choose contrasting colors of peppers or onions.

Stick Meat Recipe – Here is how it’s made.

This is very easy to make and could be used as an appetizer or a snack as beef is very filling.


  • 1Pack of Beef
  • 3 Bell Peppers – Red, Green, Yellow
  • 1 Bulb Onion
  • 2 Cubes of Knorr
  • 2 Teaspoons dry Pepper
  • One Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Curry
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • A pinch of thyme
  • 2 Cooking Spoons of vegetable oil
  • Pack of Toothpicks


  • Firstly, cut the beef into tiny pieces and place it in a pot. Then, add salt, dry pepper, knorr, curry, thyme, and water, and bring to boil.
  • Secondly, boil for 15 minutes and allow cooling.
  • After that, heat the vegetable oil and fry the beef till brown
  • Then, cut up all the bell peppers and onions into tiny pieces
  • Lastly, stack the beef, peppers, and onions in your preferred order.


Cooking Notes

When making the Nigerian stick meat it is very imperative to use the soft part of Meat cut for this


This is because it comprises frying/oven drying, and you don’t want to hurt your jaw in the process of chewing.


Calories: 3069kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 163g | Fat: 253g | Saturated Fat: 127g | Cholesterol: 644mg | Sodium: 2664mg | Potassium: 3394mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 11670IU | Vitamin C: 462mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 20mg



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