Beef Satay With Peanut Sauce

Beef Satay With Peanut SauceRecipe
Photo: Wendell Webber

Ordering take-out Thai food isn't the only way to eat beef satay at home. With precut meat, dry salad-dressing mix, and sesame oil, you get all the flavor without having to wait. The salad-dressing mix eliminates the chopping and mixing required for a complicated marinade; combined with oil, it flavors the beef in minutes. The mix also lends a savory edge to a peanut butter-based dipping sauce. Stick the beef onto some skewers, pop them under the broiler for a couple of minutes, and serve.


4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 23 mg
Calories 485
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Carbohydrate 23 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Fat 29 g
Fiber 2 g
Iron 3 mg
Protein 32 mg
Satfat 7 g
Sodium 5825 mg


1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 .92-ounce package Good Seasons Roasted Garlic salad-dressing mix
1 pound presliced sirloin
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Wooden skewers soaked in water


In a small bowl, stir together the peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of the dressing mix, and 3/4 cup water and set aside.

If the beef strips have not already been flattened, gently pound them flat with a rolling pin. In a bowl, toss together the beef, oil, and remaining salad-dressing mix. Coat each strip of beef well and thread a skewer through it. Broil 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve the satays hot with the dipping sauce.

If you made it from scratch: 1 hour