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Try This 5-Ingredient Thai Peanut Beef for Dinner This Week

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A good stir-fry is the solution to any number of dinner problems. If you don’t have a lot of time, or you don’t want to go to the store, or you have some groceries in the fridge that need to be cooked ASAP, a stir-fry is a quick solution. Stir-fries come together quickly and take very little time to cook, even if they involve meat. This sweet, spicy peanut beef, which cooks in about 15 minutes, can be made with things that are probably in your kitchen cabinets already.

You have a lot of options when deciding what cut of beef to use for this recipe, but the author suggests flank steak. You want to cut the steak into thin slices, making sure to cut against the grain of the meat.

This take on a spicy peanut stir-fry sauce only takes five ingredients to make, and they’re all pantry staples that can live in your kitchen indefinitely. To start, simply whisk a generous helping of peanut butter with a bit of soy sauce, brown sugar, and a bit of Sriracha for heat. Whisking peanut butter is not easy, so add a bit of water one tablespoon at a time and keep whisking until it’s smooth, fully combined, and a consistency you can pour easily over the beef.

Set the sauce aside and stir-fry the beef in a bit of oil until it’s cooked to your desired degree of doneness. (It will be most delicious if you let the beef slices brown around the edges.) Add half the sauce to the pan and mix everything together and cook it for a couple of minutes. When you’re ready to serve it over a bed of white or brown rice, pour the rest of the sauce over the meat and garnish it with some sliced green onions if you like, or some chopped peanuts to give it a bit of crunch.

Get the recipe: Thai Peanut Beef from Creme de la Crumb

Credit: Joe Lingeman

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