Asian Beef Skewers

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 40 skewers
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2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/4 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 

Salt and black pepper 

Spicy Dipping Sauce:

1 cup mayonnaise

Zest and juice of 1 lime 

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 

1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil 

1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 

Salt and black pepper

Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish 


  1. For the beef: Heat the olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the sirloin cubes with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. In batches if necessary, sear the meat on all sides and cook until medium rare, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, make the dipping sauce: In a bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lime zest and juice, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, red pepper flakes and some salt and pepper.
  3. Thread the beef onto toothpicks (2 pieces per). Garnish with cilantro and serve with the dipping sauce.