Spy Thai Beef Meal

Spy Thai Beef


  • 8-1/2 lb Ground Beef (93% lean)
  • 1 pint Water, plus additional as needed
  • 1-1/2 cups Reduced-fat creamy peanut butter or sunflower butter
  • 3/4 cup Bottled lime juice 
  • 1 cup Reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp Ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Crushed red pepper


  1. Brown ground beef, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally until internal temperature reaches 160°F*. Remove drippings. *
  2. Meanwhile, combine water, peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, garlic powder, ground ginger and crushed red pepper. Set aside.
  3. Stir peanut butter mixture into ground beef mixture. Continue until heated through, stirring occasionally and adding water as needed for desired consistency. 
  4. CCP: Heat to 165°F for at least 15 seconds. 
  5. CCP: Hold hot for service at 135°F for up to 2 hours. 
  6. For Service: Portion 1/3 cup (#12 scoop) beef mixture in serving suggestion and garnish with toppings, as desired. *Serving Suggestions see below

Toppings (optional): Shredded carrots, sliced cucumber, red bell pepper strips, sliced green onion, sliced cucumber, sliced green onion, sliced fresh peapods, chopped fresh cilantro or basil leaves, chow mein noodles As needed  

*Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground beef doneness. 

*  Serving Suggestions

Spy Thai Beefcan be served on baked wonton or whole grain tortilla chips. Plate 6 to 8 wonton wrappers per serving. Top with 1/3 cup (#12 scoop) beef mixture. Garnish with toppings, as desired.

Spy Thai Beef can be served over whole grain spaghetti. Plate 1/2 cup (#8 scoop) spaghetti. Top with 1/3 cup (#12 scoop) beef mixture per serving. Garnish with toppings, as desired.

Spy Thai Beef can be served in Romaine lettuce leaves. Divide 1/3 cup (#12 scoop) beef mixture between 2 small lettuce leaves per serving. Garnish with toppings, as desired.

*  Asian inspired, savory Ground Beef mixture that pairs perfectly with the crunch of fresh veggies.