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Stick Meat recipe - How to make the Nigerian Stick Meat

Stick Meat is a very delicious and colorful Nigerian Snack. The color and the smell triggers the taste buds. It's often served in Nigerian parties and it's also a street food in some parts of Nigeria. Here is how it's made.
Course Snacks
Cuisine African
Keyword easy, homemade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 3069kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


For the Meat:

  • 2 lb Beef
  • 3 Bell peppers or Peppers of your choice
  • 1/2 Onion bulb Large
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Curry powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Thyme
  • 2 Bouillon Cubes
  • 1/4 cup of Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Lots of Tooth picks

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 Cup Starter Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Beef Stock
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 Onion Half of a bulb of Diced
  • 5 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil


  • For the Meat:
  • Cut the Meat into cube-like pieces
  • Wash the meat
  • Add the Onion
  • Season with Curry powder,Thyme,Bouillon Cubes and Salt
  • Add water, stir and allow to cook on a medium to high heat
  • boil between 20 to 25 minutes
  • Drain water from meat (if it still has some retained Water)
  • Spread on a baking pan and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes

For the Sauce:

  • Measure out 5 Tablespoon of Oil in a Pan
  • Add the Starter sauce (Nigerian Stew base)
  • Add the spices, stir and add the stock
  • Allow the sauce to thicken up to your taste
  • Add the Beef and stir (Be sure to coat all the beef pieces with the Sauce)
  • Allow to simmer for few minutes
  • Take down from heat and allow to cool
  • The final step is to thread the beef and Peppers into the Tooth pick



When making the Nigerian stick meat it is very important to use the soft part of Meat cut for this stick meat since it involves frying/oven drying, you don't want to hurt your jaw in the process of chewing.


Calories: 3069kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 163g | Fat: 253g | Saturated Fat: 127g | Cholesterol: 644mg | Sodium: 2664mg | Potassium: 3394mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 11670IU | Vitamin C: 462mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 20mg