Beef Roll Up with Vegetables is pan-fried beef that is rolled up with vegetables inside. It is a great beef dish for dinner and also stays tasty cold in the lunch box.
When we cook beef in Japan, even though many of us like steaks and hamburgers just like in other countries, we most often use very thinly sliced meat. Thinly sliced beef is not only for Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu either, but we use it for more casual everyday dishes such as Nikujaga. Paper thin beef is easy to use because it can be cooked through quickly and it’s softer and easier to chew.
Beef Roll Up seems to be hearty and beefy from outside, but actually not that much beef is used. Inside are a lot of vegetables, so it is quite healty. We used a carrot and green beans here, but you can choose other vegetables you like. Just cook them before rolling up. Seasoning in this recipe is a sweet and salty Teriyaki-like sauce, but you can simply use salt and pepper if you prefer.
Beef Roll Up is quick and easy to make, and strongly flavored beef is perfect with Steamed Rice. Try this for tonight’s dinner!
- 1 carrot
- 12-15 green beans
- 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp Sake
- 2 Tbsp water
- 7 oz (200g) beef, thinly sliced (about 6 pieces)
- 1 Tbsp oil
- Peel and cut the carrot into 3" long (7.5cm), 1/3" (8mm) square sticks. Cut green beans into 3" long pieces.
- Cook carrot first in salted boiling water for 2 minutes, and add green beans and cook together for another 2 minutes. Strain and let them cool.
- In a small bowl, mix Soy Sauce, sugar, Sake, and 2 Tbsp water until the sugar dissolves completely. Set aside.
- Open up a thin beef strip on a cutting board, place 2-3 carrot sticks and 2-3 green beans on the end of the meat, and then roll up. Repeat for each strip of meat.
- Heat oil in a frying pan at medium heat, place the meat rolls in the pan (end of the meat strip down), and start cooking. Cook while turning, until browned all the way around, about 7-8 minutes.
- Turn down heat to low, and add Soy Sauce mixture. Coat the meat with the sauce well.
- Cut the rolls in half, and serve.