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Simple Sesame Beef

The name says it all! A simple and flavorful beef that only needs a handful of simple ingredients. It sides perfectly with brown rice or whole wheat pasta.

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Round steak
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • Minced garlic
  • Green onions
  • Sesame seeds

Steak: Round steak, strip steak, or a sirloin roast all work well with this recipe. Stick with a cut of beef that is lean and not too tough in texture.

Can I Use Chicken Instead?

  • Yes. The sesame marinade will also go great with chicken. Slice your boneless chicken breasts into strips. Then, continue with the marinade recipe as noted. You will also need to reduce your cooking time just a few minutes.

Oil: Use a neutral tasting oil. Canola, olive, sunflower or vegetable will all do the trick.

How to Make:

  • Whisk together marinade ingredients until smooth. Cut beef into strips and mix them with the marinade.
  • Marinade the beef for at least 30 minutes. You can marinate longer, but, 30 minutes will still give you full flavor.
  • When you are ready, heat oil in a wok or skillet. Cook the meat strips for 5-8 minutes.
  • Don’t cook the meat to may be tough in texture to eat. You simply want the meat to longer be pink.
  • Add in the sesame seeds and green onions. Cook just an additional 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the pan and let the meat rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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Yield: Serves: 4

Simple Sesame Beef

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Simple,  quick and packed full of flavor!

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 lb round steak or strip steak
  • 4 TBSP low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 TBSP sugar
  • 4 TBSP canola oil, plus additional for pan
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 TBSP sesame seeds


  1. In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, oil, garlic,sugar and onion until smooth. Cut steak into strips and mix with marinate. Let meat marinate for at least 30 minutes. You can marinate for as long as you desire, just make sure to get the full flavor it is at least 30 minutes.
  2. Let oil get hot in a wok or skillet. Cook marinated meat for 5-8 minutes or until cooked through. Add in sesame seeds and green onions for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking.
  3. Let meat sit for 5 minutes or so before cutting.


  • Cooking time may vary, due to size/thickness of your steak

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 481Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 570mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 42g

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