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Thai Beef Chili Recipe with cashew

Beef Chili Recipe: Thai Beef with Red Chili and Cashew

Key Takeaways

Prep time110 minutes
Cook time15 minutes
Total time25 minutes
ServingsServes 1
Main IngredientsBeef, cashews, red chili
Thai beef dish with red chili and cashew nuts


Explore the unique blend of flavors in our Thai Beef Chili Recipe with Cashews, a popular choice for those who enjoy a fusion of spicy and savory.

Interested in more Thai cuisine? Check out our Khao Soi Gai, a classic Thai coconut curry noodle dish.

What is Beef Chili Recipe?

A Beef Chili Recipe often features hearty beef simmered with various spices and ingredients that imbue it with rich flavors and textures. 

In our Thai-inspired version, we combine beef with the heat of red chilies and the crunch of cashews.

Why is Beef Chili Recipe so popular?

Its popularity stems from the robust flavors and versatility. This dish can be adapted to different heat levels and is perfect for both special occasions and everyday meals.

What are the benefits of making Beef Chili Recipe at home?

Homemade beef chili ensures fresh, quality ingredients without preservatives, and you can adjust the flavors to suit personal preferences. It’s also a satisfying way to enjoy a nutritious meal.


  • Beef: 100 grams, sliced
  • Onions: 20 grams, sliced
  • Spring Onions: 10 grams, chopped
  • Cashew Nuts: 40 grams
  • Red Chili: 2, chopped
  • Cornflour: 1 tablespoon
  • Oyster Sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Soy Sauce: 1/2 tablespoon
  • Sugar: 1/2 tablespoon

What Each Ingredient Adds

IngredientRole in the Dish
BeefProvides main protein source and rich flavors.
OnionsAdd sweetness and a slight sharpness.
Spring OnionsEnhance freshness with a mild, crisp bite.
Cashew NutsOffer a crunchy texture and nutty flavor.
Red ChiliBring vibrant heat, adjustable to taste.
CornflourThickens the sauce and gives the beef a velvety coating.
Oyster SauceAdds depth with a rich, umami flavor.
Soy SauceProvides saltiness and complex flavor base.
SugarOffsets the heat of the chili with a slight sweetness.


Preperation and Servings

This recipe takes about 25 minutes from start to finish and serves one person

Hints and Tips

To maximize flavor, marinate the beef in the soy and oyster sauces for at least 30 minutes before cooking. For a thicker sauce, you can increase the amount of cornflour slightly. Be mindful of the heat level; start with less chili and adjust according to taste.


For those who prefer a lighter option, why not try substituting chicken in the recipe, similar to our Stir-Fried Beef, which can also be adapted with chicken.

Serving Suggestions

For a low-carb option, serve with cauliflower rice. To enhance the meal, consider a side of crispy spring rolls or a fresh papaya salad.

Complement this dish with other Thai favorites like Thai Green Chicken Curry or Vegan Thai Red Curry for a complete meal experience.

Nutrition Values

Here are the approximate nutritional values for this beef and cashew nut stir-fry recipe:

Calories: 520
Total Fat: 30g
Saturated Fat: 6g
Cholesterol: 55mg
Sodium: 870mg
Total Carbohydrates: 30g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Total Sugars: 8g
Protein: 32g

The main sources of nutrients are:

  • Protein from the beef
  • Healthy fats from the cashew nuts and small amount of oil used
  • Carbs from the cornflour, sugar, soy sauce
  • Vitamins and minerals from the vegetables

This makes a fairly balanced meal when served over steamed rice, providing protein, healthy fats, some carbs, fiber, and micronutrients. The sodium content is on the higher side from the soy sauce and oyster sauce.

Difficulty Level

The difficulty level of this dish can be considered medium.

While the steps are straightforward, achieving the right doneness of the beef and correctly balancing the flavors in the sauce require some attention to detail and cooking skills.

a plate of Thai beef with red chili and cashew nuts


For best quality, consume within 24 hours. If freezing, store without the cashews to maintain their texture.

History of the Beef Chili Recipe

The adaptation of traditional Thai chili dishes with the inclusion of cashews reflects the culinary fusion typical in modern Thai cooking, which often incorporates elements from Chinese and other Asian cuisines.


Expand your Thai culinary journey by exploring more unique dishes such as Red Thai Beef Curry and Chicken with Garlic, each offering distinctive flavors and aromas.

Delight in the rich flavors of our Thai Beef Chili Recipe with Cashews, a perfect blend of tender beef and crunchy cashews with a spicy twist.

Whether you’re a fan of Thai cuisine or looking to try something new, this dish is a must-try.

For more Thai-inspired recipes that are just as easy and delicious, explore our full range of dishes at Thai Recipes.


  1. Can I use another type of meat?
    Yes, chicken or pork can be substituted for beef.
  2. Is this recipe gluten-free?
    Use gluten-free soy sauce to make this dish gluten-free.
  3. How spicy is this dish?
    It can be adjusted by increasing or reducing the amount of red chili.
  4. Can I make it vegetarian?
    Yes, try using tofu instead of beef.
  5. How long can I store it?
    Up to two days in the refrigerator.
  6. What are the best side dishes?
    Jasmine rice or sautéed vegetables work well.
  7. Can I freeze it?
    It’s best enjoyed fresh, but you can freeze it for up to a month.
  8. How can I make it less spicy?
    Reduce the amount of red chili used.
  9. What can I use instead of cashews?
    Peanuts or almonds are good substitutes.
  10. Can I prepare this in advance?
    Yes, prep everything ahead and cook just before serving.

Thai beef with red chili and cashew

Recipe by Chris Cooper
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: MainCuisine: ThaiDifficulty: Medium


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This Thai Beef Chili Recipe with Cashews combines sliced beef, onions, and cashews with vibrant red chilies for a spicy kick.

Seasoned with soy and oyster sauces and thickened with cornflour, it’s a quick and satisfying dish that pairs perfectly with steamed rice.

Ideal for a flavorful weeknight dinner, this recipe delivers a delicious mix of textures and tastes that spice up any meal.


  • 100 Grams 100 Grams sliced beef

  • 20 Grams 20 sliced onions

  • 10 Grams 10 spring onions, chopped

  • 40 Grams 40 grams cashew nuts

  • 2 2 red chilli, chopped

  • 1 tbsp 1 cornflour

  • 1 tbsp 1 oyster sauce

  • 1/2 tbsp 1/2 Soy sauce

  • 1/2 tbsp 1/2 sugar


  • Mix the sliced beef with cornflour and season to taste.
  • Fry the sliced beef in hot oil until lightly browned and cooked thoroughly.
  • Heat oil in a wok and fry sliced onions, red cut chilli, spring onions, cashew nuts, oyster sauce.
  • Add seasoning to taste with sugar and soy sauce.
  • Then add in the fried beef and sauté for two minutes.
  • Serve immediately with steamed white rice

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