Tantalizing Yakitori Beef— Japanese Skewered Meat Cooked Over Fire

Are you looking for a flavorful way to spruce up your dinner menu? Try our yakitori beef, a classic Japanese-style skewered and grilled meat dish. Yakitori literally means “grilled bird,” and is usually made with chicken, but we’ll be giving you the delicious beef variation today.

As far as beef is concerned, yakitori is a particularly succulent dish which never fails to tantalize the taste buds. When cooked the beef develops a slightly charred taste and a distinct smokiness, creating an interesting juxtaposition between sweet and salty flavors. The marinade is no less appealing either; its combination of soy sauce, mirin, ginger, and garlic make for an intriguingly complex and rich taste.

Plus, yakitori beef is super easy to make! All you need is 10 minutes of prepping time and 10 minutes of grilling time to get it done. Let’s take a look at the ingredients and instructions to get your yakitori beef cooking.


– 500g of diced beef
– 2 tablespoons of mirin
– 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
– 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
– 1 teaspoon of grated garlic
– 2 tablespoons of sugar


1. In a medium bowl, mix together the mirin, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and sugar until evenly blended.
2. Add the diced beef to the bowl and mix until all of the beef is evenly coated with the marinade.
3. Cover the bowl and leave in the refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes.
4. Thread the beef onto skewers and place them on the barbecue.
5. Grill the beef for 5 minutes per side, until cooked through and lightly charred.
6. Serve and enjoy!

Yakitori beef is a simple but delectably flavorful way to make dinner fun and exciting. From its complex marinade to its satisfying crispy exteriors, this dish is sure to please the most discerning of palates!

For other variations on the teriyaki-style marinade, check out our recipe for Chicken Teriyaki Gyoza, an based-Japanese-dish that makes for a scrumptious lunch or dinner. Put your own spin on it and enjoy!

So, now you know just how easy it is to make yakitori beef— give this delightful recipe a try today! Bon Appetit!