three Negimaki is served on an oval shaped plate with green salad
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Beef Negimaki

Japanese home-cooking staple Beef Negimaki recipe with step by step photos. It is easy, quick and delicious to make. Perfect for weekday dinner & Bento box.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: #beefnegimaki, #beefrollups, #negimaki
Servings: 8 beef negimaki
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Shihoko | Chopstick Chronicles


  • 300 g Thinly sliced beef *1
  • 8 Blanched scallions
  • 1/4 carrots Parboiled *2
  • 8 green beans Parboiled
  • 1 tbs plain flour or potato starch(Katakuriko)


  • 1 clove garlic mashed
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 3 tbs Sake *3
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs oyster sause
  • 1 tbs sugar


  • Cut the blanched scallions into 5cm (2 inch) wide strips. Cut carrots into sticks and cut green beans in half then parboil them and set aside.
  • Lay the thinly slice beef on a chopping board and place prepared scallions and vegetables on the beef then tightly roll it up. The beef stlip should be about 20cm (8 inch) long. If the meat is shorter than it, overwrap beef slices slightly to make it 20cm (8 inch) long.
  • You can secure by using a toothpick to tie the end of the meat (optional)
  • Repeat this same process until all the beef is used (I made about 8 negimaki out of 300 g beef)
  • Cover the roll ups with flour.
  • Heat a little sesame oil in a frying pan over medium heat and place the beef roll ups in the pan.
  • Cook one side for about 2- 3 minutes or until browned with a lid on.
  • Turn the beef roll ups over and cook the other side for a further 2-3 minutes.
  • Combine all the sauce ingredients and pour over the beef roll ups in the frying pan to sizzle.
  • Serve with green salad.


*1 can be replaced with thinly sliced pork belly or other meat. If you are unable to get thinly cut beef, freeze the meat for a few hours. Then slice it thinly with a sharp knife as it is mentioned in the post above. 
*2 can be replaced other vegetables such as asparagus and cupcicums as mentioned in the post. 
*3 If you don't have sake, use dry sherry or Chinese wine. If you an not access to the other ingredients such as oyster sauce, use basic Teriyaki sauce


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 476IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg