Anticuchos Grilled Beef Skewers

Anticuchos -Grilled Peruvian Style Beef Kebabs. The Columbian Way Ltds/Getty Images
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
496 Calories
17g Fat
28g Carbs
53g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 2
Amount per serving
Calories 496
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 2463mg 107%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 53g
Calcium 212mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a Peruvian recipe for grilled beef skewers. You start by preparing a marinade that is loaded with delicious flavor. Then you thread these steak pieces onto skewers and grill them hot and fast. Serve over rice or grilled vegetables.


  • 1 12 ounce/340 g sirloin steak
  • For Marinade:
  • 1 1/2 cups/360 mL water
  • 1 cup/240 mL red wine vinegar
  • 4 medium jalapenos
  • 3 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL oregano
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cumin
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL ground red chili
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Place jalapenos and garlic in a blender or food processor. Grind to a pulp. Add remaining ingredients, marinade ingredients and continue blending. Cut steak into 1-inch cuts and place in large bowl.
  3. Pour 2/3 of blended mixture over meat and cover. Let marinate for 3-4 hours. Place remaining 1/3 of marinade in a air tight container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  4. Preheat grill. Remove reserved marinade from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature.
  5. Thread meat onto skewers and place onto grill. Baste occasionally with remaining marinade. Grill skewers for 10-15 minutes, turning every so often. Once meat is cooked, remove from heat and serve. You may also add sliced bell peppers to these skewers if you wish.