Thai-Style Beef Recipe
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This meal gets its Southeast-Asian flair from none other than chunky peanut butter, plus tangy lemon juice and cilantro. Adjust the red pepper flakes to change the heat factor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 3 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without rice): 373 calories, 23g fat (6g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 524mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein.


  1. In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine beef and red pepper. In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, oil, garlic, lemon juice, cilantro, pepper flakes and pepper. Pour over beef; toss to coat.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until beef is tender. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Thai-Style Beef in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes 2012 , p27

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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