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yakitori beef

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Nickole Smith-Palacios
New York, NY

Yakitori is commonly a Japanese type of skewered chicken. The term Yakitori can also refer to skewered food in general. For this recipe, I used beef but you can use pork or chicken too (but you will need to adjust the cooking time).

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Wow, the marinade for these beef kabobs is fantastic. It's savory, tangy, tart, and slightly sweet all at once. The perfect balance of flavors. Marinating the sirloin steak makes the meat tender and juicy. We can't wait to try this with other cuts of meat. A tasty addition to any grilling menu.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 4 Hr 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For yakitori beef

  • 1 c
    soy sauce
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    sesame seeds
  • 1/4 c
    white sugar
  • 4
    green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 2 lb
    sirloin steak, cubed

How To Make yakitori beef

  • Soy sauce, oil, water, lemon juice, sesame seeds, sugar, green onions, garlic, and ginger in a bowl.
    In a glass or plastic bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oil, water, lemon juice, sesame seeds, sugar, green onions, garlic, and ginger.
  • Steak cut into cubes.
    Chop sirloin steak into cubes.
  • Sirloin threaded onto skewers.
    Thread the meat onto skewers. (If you are using wooden skewers, soak them 30 minutes first.) Place the skewers in a plastic or glass container just large enough to hold them, and pour the marinade over the meat, turning to coat well. Cover, and chill for a minimum of 4 hours.
  • Preheating a grill.
    Preheat grill for high heat and position grate 5 inches from coals.
  • Brushing skewers with oil while grilling.
    Brush grate with oil, and place skewers on grill. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes, occasionally turning kabobs to ensure even cooking.