Spiced Sugar Beef and Asparagus Skewers

Spiced Sugar Beef and Asparagus Skewers

  1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, salt, black pepper, paprika, turmeric and garlic powder.
  2. Slice the sirloin steaks into 3cm cubes, drizzle with olive oil and generously rub with the sugar spice mixture.
  3. Prepare the kebabs by threading the beef cubes onto skewers alternating with asparagus spears and red onion wedges.
  4. Grill the skewers on a hot fire or griddle pan turning to cook on all sides to your preferred doneness; it will take approximately 4 minutes for medium-rare which is recommended.
  5. Sprinkle fresh chopped parsley over the skewers before serving.


  • 3 300g sirloin steaks
  • Olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 6 asparagus spears, cut into sixths
  • 2 red onions, peeled, halved and cut into wedges
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped, for garnish
General Info
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 5 min
Ready In: 15 min
Servings: 4-6 people
Tips & Tricks

To infuse more flavour into the beef, coat with the spice rub and refrigerate overnight.