Sate Sapi - Beef Satay

5.0 from 2 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 2 hours 30 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 2 hours 45 mins

Serves: 4


  • 500 gram beef tenderloin (Indonesian: sapi has dalam), cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 50 gram melted butter
  • 50 gram sugar
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • bamboo skewers
  • 4 tablespoon honey
  • Grind the following into spice paste
  • 4 red anaheim chili (Indonesian: cabe merah besar)
  • 12 shallots (Indonesian: bawang merah)
  • 8 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih)
  • 6 candlenuts (Indonesian: kemiri)


  1. In a mixing bowl, rub beef with melted butter and sugar. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Add salt, ground white pepper, and the spice paste to the beef. Mix well, and left to marinate for 2 hours in the fridge.
  3. Skewer the beef with bamboo skewers, about 3 to 4 pieces per skewer.
  4. Heat your griller (or frying pan), then brush the beef satay with honey and grill (or cook) until fully cooked. I love to cook my satay until some char has developed, so yummy. Serve immediately.

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