Spicy Beef Satay With Peanut Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This originates from a small cookbook that was attached to Australian Table Magazine. The satay sauce is good with chicken or beef. If you wish to lighten the fat you could use half and half or fat reduced cream with 2 or 3 drops of coconut essence (add one drop at a time and taste). Diabetic friendly using low fat option and substituting brown sugar with splenda (depending on your tolerence to sugar). Does not include chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Finely chop onion and crush garlic.
  2. Finely slice rump into thin strips, place in a non-reactive dish.
  3. Mix marinade ingredients together in a small jug, then pour over rump, cover and chill for 1 hour.
  4. For satay sauce put peanut butter, coconut milk, sugar and chilli in amall saucepan and stir over a medium heat until peanut butter melts and becomes thick. Remove from heat and stir through coriander.
  5. Assemble beef satay by threading one or two strips onto presoaked wooden skewers, reserve marinade.
  6. Preheat a chargrill or barbecue on high. Cook for about 4 minutes basting with marinade, turning frequently.
  7. Serve with satay sauce.


Most Helpful

Made everything except the satay sauce. Added the extra cayenne and cut down the cumin as in previous reviews. Will make again and again. Used inexpensive cut of meat and marinated overnight.

Member #610488 November 29, 2010

I will definitely make this again! Based on someone else's review, I cut down the cumin in the marinade to 1/3 tsp and the flavor of the beef was amazing. The peanut sauce was a little bland and one-dimensional to me, so I added 1 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger and 1 T soy sauce. Over all, though, we loved it--very flavorful and easy!

SoupFreak December 19, 2009

These satays were ok; but we found the cumin in the marinade overpowered the rest of the flavours. Next time i would omit the cumin altogether. Also, I used the full cayenne amount and I would not call the satays spicy. So add more cayenne if you want something hotter. My family (I dont like peanut butter) really liked the peanut sauce. Made for Holiday Tag

Deantini October 26, 2009

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