Beef Satay

I love meat! There are times I can’t believe that I was a vegetarian in University. Not now! With the coming of spring weather I wanted to fire up the grill and I was in a Thai mood – this is what we had.

Beef Satay

Beef Satay recipe is a classic Thai dish and the peanut sauce used as a dip goes with it very well.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Thai
Keyword beef, Peanut Sauce, Satay, Skewers, Thai Cuisine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Steve Cylka


  • 1 pound beef roast , sirloin, round, etc
  • Bunch of skewers
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp hot chili oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup peanut butter


  • Thinly slice the beef and put one slice on each skewer weaving them on (see the picture). Place them in a dish with enough of a lip on the side so the marinade does not drip out.
  • Make the marinade by mixing together the 1/2 cup soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and hot chili oil Pour the marinade over the meat. Marinate for 1-2 hours moving the meat around to make sure that the marinade covers it all.
  • To make the peanut sauce add the 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp vinegar, apple juice and peanut butter in a saucepan and heat at medium heat. Whisk unit warm and smooth. Set aside until the beef is ready.
  • Fire up the BBQ or indoor grill. Place the beef on the grill and cook for about 2 minutes per side for medium rare. Serve with the peanut sauce. Yum!



About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. Mmm I just love beef satay! This recipe looks absolutely delicious and I love the addition of peanut butter! Loving your blog and so glad to be a new follower! 🙂

  2. Gorgeous recipe. I love the combination with the beef!

  3. Hey Cylk….Is this the beef that we ate on Saturday? with the sesame seeds???

    • Hey Jonathan. This is not the recipe. I threw it together yesterday. I knew what I wanted it to taste like and I added stuff to the bowl until the flavour of the marinade was what I wanted. I really liked it so now I need to get a recipe set for the blog with actual quantities.

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