Sticky Beef Skewers

10 May 2024 in Recipes

Sticky Beef Skewers

Sticky Beef Skewers recipe
These delicious little skewers will have your taste buds singing! You can marinate them overnight, making them a very quick lunch to prepare. They are also quite delicious served at room temperature from a lunchbox that has separate compartments for each component of the dish.
Serves 2


  • 225g (8oz) sirloin steak
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 x 2cm (¾in) piece of fresh root ginger
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 4 mini cucumbers
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, plus extra to garnish
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 large tortilla wraps
  • 2 heaped tbsp thick Greek-style yoghurt
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Trim the steak of any fat and cut into thin strips, then place in a bowl. Grate in the garlic and ginger. Stir in the garam masala and season with salt and pepper. Set aside for 10 minutes to marinate.
  2. Meanwhile, use a vegetable peeler to pare the cucumbers into ribbons and put in a bowl. Add the sesame seeds, vinegar and half of the honey and season with salt and pepper. Gently fold together to combine.
  3. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Thread the beef onto 6 x 16cm (6¼in) skewers and brush with the oil. Cook for 5–6 minutes, until just tender, turning once. Transfer to a plate, then brush with the remaining honey. Cover with foil to rest.
  4. Add the wraps to the griddle pan for about 30 seconds on each side to warm through. Put on plates and smear the yoghurt on top. Add the skewers to one side and the drained cucumber salad to the other to serve.