KYINKYINGA – (Beef Khebab)


5 from 14 votes


Is a Ghanaian local name given to Kebab, which is also a popular street food in Ghana, Nigeria and other West African countries. In Nigeria it is called Suya kebab which is slightly different.

Kyinkyinga is served in most restaurants in Ghana and sold in almost every corner.

I remember when we were kids my dad will take 3 of us kids to this popular Bar / Restaurant in town where will get some delicious Kebabs. And those were some precious child memories for me. 

Check out the Kebab video below!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine West African
Keyword Kebab, Kyinkyinga
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 People


Kyinkyinga Powder

  • 1 Cup Ground Peanuts
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper

Beef on Skewers

  • 5 Pounds Diced Beef
  • 1/2 Bulb Onion
  • Oil
  • Skewers
  • 1/4 Bell Pepper


  1. In a bowl mix all your spices together to make the great Kyinkyinga powder.

    Suya Powder
  2. Dip a cooking brush in oil and quote your beef on skewers with oil

  3.  Generously rub your kyinkyinga powder mix on the meat and place them on a baking dish

  4. Place the baking  dish of kebabs in a 350 degree Fahrenheit pre-heated conventional oven. Bake it for about 20 minutes and your best ever beef kebabs will be ready to be devoured!


Recipe Notes


28 thoughts on “KYINKYINGA – (Beef Khebab)”

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love hearing about foods from other countries and how they are made. The spice rub sounds delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    Been to a local supermarket and got a few ingredients I was missing. These were absolutely delicious and I will be making them again and again. Wow, it was the first time to taste this spice combo with beef but they will be a regular now. Delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    Haven’t heard about the Kyinkyinga powder mix before, but judging by the ingredients I am already in love. This looks so good and I love that you share some childhood memories as well.

    1. Yes Stine, you can find the ingredients at your local grocery store / supermarket. Thanks for stopping by!

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