They are very easy snack recipes to make. Some call it Beef Kebabs or simply Stick Meat and very good to entertain your guests with.
It is your choice to use any vegetables you like. The aim is to make your stick meat look colourful. So use vegetables with contrasting colors. For instance you can use red bell peppers instead of tomatoes.
Green Bell Pepper 1
1-2 Stock cubes (Maggi/Knorr)
1 teaspoon of Thyme
Salt and dry pepper (to taste)
Before you cook the Beef
Marinate the beef
Cut the beef into small rectangular cuboids and place them in a bowl
Add the thyme, pepper and stock cubes
Mix everything by hand, rubbing the seasoning into the beef
When done, cover and place in the fridge to marinate for about 1 hour.
Prepare other ingredients
Wash all the vegetables and remove the seeds from the green bell pepper and slice the carrots
Slice the green pepper, red pepper, carrots into medium rectangles and set aside
After about an hour, bring out the marinated beef and place in a pot. Add a few drops of water to help with the simmering, cover and start cooking at medium heat
Once the underside turns pale, flip the beef pieces to cook the top side as well, cook these till all the beef looks pale
Now, start stirring the beef constantly till all the water is absorbed. You do not want to lose any flavour by pouring away the beef stock. Add salt to taste and set this aside
In a different pot, heat some vegetable oil. You need at least a depth of 3 inches of vegetable oil
When hot, fry the beef pieces till brown and dry. Remember to stir constantly while frying so the pieces will brown evenly
When done, put the beef pieces in a sieve lined with paper towels and leave to cool
When cool, thread the fried beef and vegetables one after the other into the beef sticks. The way you combine the beef and vegetables is entirely up to you but make sure the final product looks colourful and appetizing
Serve with a chilled drink.