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asian beef brochettes with peanut dipping sauce.
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Beef Brochettes

These beef brochettes are marinated in a delicious Asian-style sauce made with soy sauce, lemongrass, fish sauce, and more. Then, the beef skewers are grilled (in 5 minutes) and served with a peanut dipping sauce. This is an easy, protein packed appetizer that would be perfect for any casual or fancy get together.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Marinate2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6 people (if serving as an appetizer)
Calories: 409kcal
Author: Jessica Mode


For the Beef Brochettes

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried red chili flakes
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 green onions sliced on the bias, divided
  • 2 stalks lemongrass tough outer layers removed, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 lbs beef top sirloin steak excess fat on outside removed, sliced into ½ x 4 inch strips
  • ¼ cup unsalted peanuts roughly chopped, for garnish

For the Peanut Dipping Sauce

  • ½ teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter


For the Beef Brochettes

  • To a large bowl add brown sugar, canola oil, red chili flakes, garlic, half of the sliced green onions, lemongrass, lime juice, and soy sauce. Mix until well combined. Add in sliced sirloin steak and marinate in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
  • Meanwhile, soak 3.5 inch skewers or toothpicks for about 1 hour to help prevent them from burning on the grill.
  • Thread marinated sirloin steak on skewers. Heat grill to high (around 425°F). Cook brochettes for 4-5 minutes, flipping halfway through. Test doneness by reading the internal temperature of the beef. It should read 125°F for rare doneness.
  • Plate brochettes on a large platter. Garnish with remaining green onions and chopped peanuts. Serve immediately alongside peanut dipping sauce.

For the Peanut Dipping Sauce

  • To a blender, add chili garlic sauce, ground ginger, lime juice, soy sauce, natural peanut butter, along with 3 tablespoons of water. Blend until everything is well incorporated, scraping down sides as needed. The sauce should easily fall off a spoon when you pick it up. If the sauce is too thick, add 1 additional tablespoon of water at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • Transfer sauce to a small bowl and serve alongside brochettes.


Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1398mg | Potassium: 781mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 4mg