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.

Ingredients:-

  • 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.

Method:-

  • 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!

Stove top Bread and Beef mince stew.

I do not bake much here as I have a temperamental oven that I am yet to fully understand.

But there are times when the bread craving kicks in so bad and you just have to give in. Lucky for me I came across a simple but tasty recipe from A Kitchen in Uganda, find the recipe here. She has other amazing recipes that I have been trying out bit by bit over the years.

I did not change the recipe much; used grated carrot, onion and some chives as I didn’t have green pepper at the time.

Steaming the bread
Final results and yes, I burnt some a bit, but not bad for a first try.

The bread is quite fluffy and delicious, and a hit with the kids. I will be sure to try it out again too and be more attentive. LOL.

We had them for a midweek dinner with some mince meat stew.

l learnt a tip the other day, add a tablespoon of water in your mince before you cook, mixing well. The mince absorbs the water as it breaks down hence no big chunks when cooking. I tried it in this recipe and it works.

I didn’t use many spices here just I tsp ginger and garlic, crushed, 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp Dhana jeera powder, salt and pepper to taste.

Fry onions well, add ginger garlic and spices mix well then add tomatoes and cover and cook on low, then add the mince and cover and let it cook on medium low heat. Add your peas last. Check for seasoning and serve hot.
I added some peas and one chopped potato to bulk it up a bit.

This is a perfect midweek supper meal that’s quite easy to put together and a pleasant change from usual pasta and rice for the mince meat stew.

Definitely worth a try!