Thai Peanut Beef {5 ingredients}

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Thai Peanut Beef {5 ingredients} – Tender beef strips sautéed in a creamy peanut sauce, so delicious an only 5 ingredients!

Thai Peanut Beef {5 ingredients!} - Creme de la Crumb

It snowed a bit today. Actually, it snowed an awful lot. And I say awful because we still do not have  a snowblower. Why you ask? That, is a very good question. You would think after two or three big snow storms and a whole lot of shoveling we’d invest in a piece of equipment to expedite the exhausting process. Nope. We love to freeze to death. We find it exhilarating.

Thai Peanut Beef {5 ingredients!} - Creme de la Crumb

On cold snowy nights we really love getting Chinese takeout. Don’t ask me why, it’s just become somewhat of a tradition. But when it’s really really coming down out there and we don’t care to risk our lives on the icy roads for some dinner, this Thai Peanut Beef is the perfect solution. This beef is absolutely delicious and comes together in 20 minutes tops. Tender juicy beef sautéed in a sweet and spicy peanut sauce. Yum!

Thai Peanut Beef {5 ingredients!} - Creme de la Crumb

Thai Peanut Beef

Thai Peanut Beef

Tender beef strips sautéed in a creamy peanut sauce, so delicious an only 5 ingredients!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1-2 pounds beef, cut into thin strips (suggestion: flank steak or stir fry beef strips)
  • 2-3 teaspoons oil


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup peanut, chopped (optional)


  • Whisk together all sauce ingredients excluding peanuts, set aside.
  • Add oil to large pan or skillet and heat over medium high heat until hot. Add beef strips and cook 8-10 minutes, stirring throughout to ensure even cooking. 
  • When Beef has browned around edges and cooked to desired doneness. Add 1/2 of the sauce to the pan. Stir and cook 1-2 minutes longer. Serve beef hot and top with remaining sauce and chopped peanuts. Garnish with sliced green onions if desired.


*If using more than 1 pound beef, double the sauce recipe below.
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I think I just found tonight’s dinner! I also love how easy this is!

    It really is amazing and comes together SO fast! Perfect for a weeknight when you don’t want to slave away for a delicious dinner!

It’s good exercise to shovel the snow. You’re being healthy! This looks super tasty!

I will certainly be making this in the future, it looks yummy!

Now for a tech/design question: why do you put so many like photos on your page? I see this often and don’t get it. They are all very nice photos and I hope mine comes out looking so good, but one should suffice.

    Hi Kelley! I love photography and I usually take at least a hundred per recipe I make. I love so many of them but never would put one hundred pictures in a post! I usually pick my top three or four favorites and include them throughout my post. They are fun to look at, but they also serve a purpose with my writing style. I write in blocks, usually two, three, or four paragraphs. I use my pictures to break up my writing so it doesn’t feel so much like a monologue. Many bloggers use this technique because we feel it is much more interesting to read and be engaged throughout the post when the writing is broken up by our photographs. Of course, some bloggers only use one photo and that’s okay too, it’s just personal preference!

Is the sauce supposed to be really thick? Only 2 teaspoons of soy sauce? Thanks much!

    Hi Jessica!! The sauce is fairly thick, but if you like it a little thinner you can add warm water, one tablespoon at a time, until you get the consistency you’d like!! 🙂

      thanks for responding! It was very yummy! Hubs and I loved it!

5 stars
Made this recipe for dinner last night. It was SO easy and very yummy! Husband and I both enjoyed it a lot – he even went back for seconds. I know it’s a good one when he does that! It was done and plated in about 15 minutes from start to finish. (Not including the rice, of course.) One could easily incorporate some green veggies like green beans, peas, kale/spinach or broccoli – or additions like carrots, sweet potatoes, corn or onions could be added to bulk it up and make it even more nutritious. Still – this recipe is going into our favorites pile to do again and again just as it is. Thank you for sharing!

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