Japanese Beef Rolls


This is a simple dish which adds an Asian flair to the dinner table with ease. Some preparation is required but it can be put together in advance and cooked only minutes before you're ready to eat. A healthy and filling meal, it can be served with rice, or for the carb-conscious, by itself.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 12 shiitake mushrooms, sliced

  • 24 spears fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • 8 thin-cut top round steaks

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 1 bunch green onions, green parts only


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, cover and allow them to sweat over low heat until soft. Do not let them brown. Meanwhile, bring a large pot or skillet of water to a boil. Blanch asparagus by lowering it in a strainer into boiling water; cook just until bright green, about 30 seconds, and then transfer asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking. Set aside.

  2. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Grease a broiling pan.

  3. To construct the rolls, lay the steaks out flat. If your steaks are thick, pound them to about 1/4 inch thickness. Brush soy sauce onto the surface, then place a few mushrooms, a couple of green onions and 3 asparagus spears at one end of each steak. Roll up towards the other end to enclose, and secure each bundle with a toothpick. Place the rolls seam side down on the broiling pan.

  4. Roast under the preheated broiler until browned on top, about 3 minutes. Turn the rolls over and brown on the other side, 2 to 3 more minutes. Be careful not to overcook; this could burn the steaks or make the meat tough.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

689 Calories
29g Fat
6g Carbs
95g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 689
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 242mg 81%
Sodium 583mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 95g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 11mg 58%
Potassium 1051mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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