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Thai Peanut Beef (Five Ingredients) easy dinner recipe | lecremedelacrumb.com

Thai Peanut Beef

These tasty, melt-in-your-mouth-tender beef strips are sautéed in a creamy 5-ingredient peanut sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 394kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 pound Flank or Skirt Steak thinly sliced across the grain
  • 2-3 teaspoons oil


  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce
  • ¼ cup peanuts chopped, optional
  • 3-4 tablespoons water, to thin if needed


  • Whisk together all sauce ingredients excluding peanuts. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until sauce is a smooth, pourable consistency.
  • 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. Top with remaining sauce and chopped peanuts. Garnish with sliced green onions or cilantro if desired and serve.


If using more than 1 pound beef, double the sauce recipe. 
Alternative cooking option: if you prefer your steak cooked medium or rare, sear steak whole (not sliced) for 5-8 minutes on each side until browned and cooked to desired doneness.  (145°F for medium rare, 160°F for medium) Thinly slice, return to pan with the sauce and saute 1-2 minutes.


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 3mg