Mini Teriyaki Beef Savouries with Sweet Pepper Relish Mini Teriyaki Beef Savouries with Sweet Pepper Relish

Mini Teriyaki Beef Savouries with Sweet Pepper Relish

A quick appetiser using beef mince flavoured with teriyaki and Szechuan pepper and served with a sweet pepper relish.

prep time
20 mins

cook time
20 minutes

serves
4 people

Ingredients

  • 450g/1lb lean beef mince
  • 60ml/4tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 10ml/2tsp sesame oil, optional
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 5ml/1tsp szechuan peppercorns, crushed
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • For the Sweet Pepper Relish:

  • 10ml/2tsp sunflower oil
  • 2 small yellow peppers, cored, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 x 120g sachets prepared lemon sauce or similar

Method

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the mince, teriyaki sauce, sesame oil (if using), garlic, peppercorns and seasoning.
  2. Using slightly damp hands, divide the mixture into 20-25 small portions. Roll each portion into a sausage shape and mould around 20-25 small wooden (previously soaked in water) or metal skewers. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the sweet pepper relish; heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the peppers and spring onions for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir through the lemon sauce. Set aside to cool.
  4. Cook the beef under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared barbecue for 6-8 minutes on each side until cooked and any meat juices run clear.
  5. Serve the beef savouries on a bed of salad leaves with the sweet pepper relish.

Tips:

For an even speedier recipe, pour the marinade over shop-bought prepared meatballs, marinate until needed then pop onto skewers and cook under a grill. During that time prepare the relish then serve with the skewers.