Easy Baked Beef Kebabs.

This is a simple recipe of marinated minced beef, skewered and baked to perfection for your tingling tastebuds. They do not take long to make, you can flavor them as you wish, and baking them means no big pile of dishes to clean up at the end. A win for a busy Mum!

Kenyan style kebabs are usually dipped in eggs, breadcrumbs or all purpose flour then fried. These baked version ones are less laborious, do not have the eggy taste some people do not like, and they are healthier as they use less oil.


  • 500 g minced beef
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • I tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 grated onion
  • 1 small bunch finely chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp plain breadcrumbs
  • Some vegetable oil.


  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients well and refrigerate for a while.
  • You can be preparing your other meal components at the time.
  • If using wooden skewers, do not forget to soak them for about 15 minutes so they do not burn in the oven.
  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celcius and line your baking tray with foil.
  • Using clean hands, shape your mince in a ball on the skewer then press it to lengthen it a bit along the wooden skewer. Arrange them on the prepared baking tray. Spray them with some vegetable oil then bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the tray from the oven carefully, turn the skewers and brush with oil on the other side, then return them to bake for another 20 minutes or until ready.

Once ready, let them cool a bit then remove them from the skewers and serve with your sides of choice.

We had them with some pan roasted parsley potatoes, a vegetable salad and a simple yoghurt sauce. (Natural yoghurt flavoured with garlic, mint, salt, black pepper and some lemon juice).

Tasty, colourful, healthy and filling!

This is definitely worth a try. The kids will love it and so will you!

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