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Tanzanian BBQ Skewers with Tomato Onion Sauce
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Tanzanian BBQ Skewers with Tomato Onion Sauce

Try your hand at Mishkaki, a boldly spiced restaurant-style grilled beef dish, similar to shish kabobs. Marinade ingredients include bright flavors like lemon juice, fresh papaya for its tenderizing properties and McCormick® Red Pepper and Ginger for zing. Enjoy skewered meat with a tangy Tomato Onion Sauce and warm naan to round out the meal.
  • 45m

    prep time

  • 20m

    Cook Time

  • 241


  • 18



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Spice Blend

Marinated Beef Skewers

  • 1/2 cup chopped plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped green papaya
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds beef cubes

Tomato Onion Sauce

  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind concentrate (paste)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sicilian Sea Salt


  • For the Spice Blend, mix all ingredients until well blended. Reserve 1 teaspoon for the Tomato Onion Sauce.

  • For the Beef Skewers, mix remaining Spice Blend, tomatoes, papaya, lemon juice and oil in food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Pour mixture into large resealable plastic bag. Add beef cubes; toss to coat well. Refrigerate 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, for the Tomato Onion Sauce, heat oil in medium saucepan on medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 5 to 6 minutes or until softened. Add reserved Spice Blend and remaining ingredients; mix well. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep warm.

  • Remove beef from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Thread beef onto skewers. Grill over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Serve with Tomato Onion Sauce and warm naan bread. If desired, serve with a side of East African Fresh Tomato & Cucumber Salad (see separate recipe).

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