Grilled Beef Yakitori

Grilled Beef Yakitori

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
392 Calories
19g Fat
20g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 392
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1335mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 37g
Calcium 96mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This little beef kebab is perfect as an appetizer or part of a main dish. While yakitori usually indicated chicken, this marinade and sauce are too good not to use on other meats. Traditionally, yakitori is served with beer.


  • 1 pound/450 g. beef sirloin, sliced into thin, long strips
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL sugar
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL fresh ginger, minced

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small mixing bowl combine soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, oil, sesame seeds and onion. Set aside. Thread beef onto bamboo skewers, pushing the skewer in and out of the meat as though sewing. You should have enough meat for 16 to 18 skewers.

  3. Place skewered meat in the marinade, make sure it is well coated. Place in a large pan, cover and allow to refrigerate 3 to 4 hours.​

  4. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Take skewered meat out of the pan and discard marinade. Place on grill and cook for 3 to 5 minutes turning occasionally. Remove from heat and serve immediately.