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Beef Negimaki

This beef negimaki is both fun and easy to make at home! Tender and juicy beef is wrapped around tangy fresh scallions. This beef negimaki is finished off with a savory, yet slightly sweet homemade sauce that is simply delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Asian inspired, takeout, teriyaki sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 284kcal


  • Large skillet
  • Baking dish
  • Small bowl


  • 1 pound thinly sliced beef
  • 1 bunch scallions ends trimmed off and sliced in half
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup mirin
  • ¼ cup sake see Notes
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1-inch fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • Arrange sliced beef on a cutting board, roll half a scallion into each slice. Secure beef with toothpicks.
  • Add soy sauce, mirin, sake, sugar, oyster sauce, and ginger to a small bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Place rolls in a dish and cover with sauce, let marinate at room temperate for 20 minutes.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove beef rolls from marinade and cook in skillet for 5-8 minutes.
  • Remove beef rolls from skillet, transfer marinade to skillet and bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer until sauce has reduced and thickened.
  • Let sauce cool, remove toothpicks from beef rolls, and serve with sauce.


  • Sake: You can use additional mirin or rice wine vinegar in place of the sake in this recipe.
  • Make it Paleo: Replace the soy sauce with coconut aminos, sake with rice vinegar, and omit the sugar and oyster sauce.
Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including rice. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1917mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbs: 17g