Recipe By Anonymous
Published Jun 19th
Beef Yakitori
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional 4h Ready In 4h 30m
Servings 4 servings Calories 366.5

This marinade is delicious with beef, but is great with pork or chicken too. You will need to adjust the cooking time depending upon the meat or poultry you use for the skewers.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pound sirloin steak, cubed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a glass or plastic bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oil, lemon juice, sesame seeds, sugar, green onions, garlic, and ginger.
  2. 2 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.
  3. 3 Preheat grill for high heat, and position grate 5 inches from coals.
  4. 4 Brush grate with oil, and place skewers on grill. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes, occasionally turning kabobs to ensure even cooking.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 366.5
  • Carbohydrate 10.8 g
  • Cholesterol 76 mg
  • Fat 25 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Protein 24.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 8 g
  • Sodium 1865.7 mg
  • Sugar 7.2 g


  1. Yakitori cacciatore. Beef or chicken. Who cares!!!!! If it's good that's all the matters & this IS.
  2. I lived in Japan for four years. Chicken on a stick is yakitori. The marinade has an interesting flavor.
  3. Wonderful just wonderful! I used chuck meat and it came out so tender and tasty. With the leftover marinade I boiled it for 5 minutes. Then added more soy sauce (light) brown sugar chili paste pepper water and red wine vinegar to my liking and boiled it another minute. Then added some paste make with - Read more ...
  4. Mmmmmmmmmmmm! I just got through eating this with my family and it was a HUGE hit! The only thing I changed was that I used fresh grated ginger in the marinade and I sliced the meat into thin strips and threaded it onto the skewers. I can't wait to try this with chicken and pork! - Read more ...
  5. One of my family's favorite dishes! My mother is Japanese, and her recipe is almost identical. She uses red wine vinegar in place of lemon juice. We also add about 1/2 cup water to dillute the saltiness of the soy sauce. Another variation is using 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce with 1/4 cup soy sauce. Traditional - Read more ...
  6. so yummy- we made this for a short-notice BBQ with a couple of friends as an alternative to burgers and dogs- really easy and so much more impressive. made it again for a birthday party and was a big hit then too. we used half sesame and half regular oil, and substituted the white sugar - Read more ...
  7. Great marinade! Almost as good as my mom's! I didn't bother to cube or skewer, just 6 whole steaks. I laid in a glass 9x13 dish and poured the marinade over all, flipping occassionlly. You can always tell a good marinade by seeing how much steak sauce my family uses with the steak. Tonight, very - Read more ...
  8. I love to entertain, and this recipe is always a hit. These are always the first to disappear from the table.I use half sesame oil and half vegetable oil. The sesame oil adds a little more of the oriental flavor.I also do these with chicken breast strips that I have pounded flat with a meat - Read more ...
  9. This is one of the very BEST marinades we have had. The only thing different I did was use sesame oil in place of the vegetable oil. WOW!! I would give this more than 5 stars. Hubby said you can't get anything better than this at any restaurant.
  10. This is a GREAT marinade! Make sure you use light soy sauce otherwise it is too salty. Even with using light soy sauce I was worried because the marinade tasted really salty but I worried for nothing. I marinated my meat (london broil cut into cubes) for 3-1/2 hours and then put the meat onto - Read more ...