Asian Beef Skewers

by Katie ChinTastemaker in Residence

Why not shake things up at your BBQ this weekend with this succulent, melt-in-your-mouth recipe for Asian Beef Skewers? They’re loaded with amazing flavors from the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, Srircha and hoisin sauce. Great for guests because you can marinate them a couple of hours before and just throw on the grill as your friends are arriving. I like to pair these yummy skewers with an Asian beer like Tsingtao or Tiger Beer. I buy premium hoisin sauce at the gourmet section of World Market


2 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1-2 tsp Srircha sauce
¼ cup hoisin sauce
1 1/2 lbs beef tenderloin or sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into 2″ strips (against the grain)
26-30 wooden skewers soaked in water for 30 minutes
Toasted sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Combine all of the marinade ingredients. Pour into a gallon sized resealable baggie. Add the beef strips. Place in refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
  2. Thread the beef pieces onto the soaked skewers. Grill 3-5 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds before serving.

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