Marvel's Beef and Scallion Rolls (Negimaki)

Fantastic appetizer (or main) for beef eaters, these negimaki beef rolls are elegant and easy. Great with a shot of sake or cold beer. Prepare in advance and cook them up when your guests arrive. You'll make this more than once!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 rolls


  • ½ pound flank steak, very thinly sliced into 8 pieces

  • 1 bunch scallions, halved lengthwise and crosswise

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons sake

  • 2 tablespoons prepared dashi stock

  • 2 tablespoons mirin


  1. Place 2 or 3 scallion pieces across a slice of beef and roll up tightly.

  2. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add beef rolls, seam-side down, and cook for 1 minute. Roll and cook to brown on all sides, about 5 minutes more.

  3. Add soy sauce, sugar, sake, and dashi to the skillet and cook, rolling beef to coat, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer beef to a plate and increase heat to reduce liquid, 3 to 5 minutes. Add mirin and return beef rolls to the skillet, rolling until well coated and heated through. Slice rolls in half to serve.

Cook's Notes:

Buy veal cut for scallopini or beef cut for braciole. The pieces should be about 3x6-inch rectangles.

Roll the long way; this will help keep the roll together. They can also be tied with chives or string (remove string before the last coating stage).

Dashi comes in dry powder form and is the base for miso soup, which is great with these.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 497mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 195mg 4%

* 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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