Easy One-Pan Roast Beef à la Japonaise to Save Your Next Home Dinner Party

November 12, 2017


  • 500 grams chunk of beef 1
  • 1–2 cloves garlic
  • 3–4 cm3 ginger
  • 200 cc water
  • 100 cc soy sauce
  • 50 cc mirin
  • 50 cc red wine (or sake)
  • salt & pepper


  1. Salt & pepper the beef chunk. Slice the garlic and ginger
  2. Put a thin layer of oil in the frying pan. Brown the surface of the beef with meadium high to high heat
  3. Add the garlic and ginger. After nice aroma comes out, add the rest of ingredients
  4. Wait until the mixture to boil. Stop the heat. Put a lid on and leave for one hour. That’s it!!
  5. Slice the beef, boil the sauce a bit to adjust consistency. Serve the beef with the sauce. Open a bottle of red. Have a great party!


If you don’t have a lid for your pan (I didn’t), then you can use a sheet of aluminum foil as a lid. If your pan is shallow, turn the meat from time to time.

This recipe is originally from cookpad. A good friend of mine in Melbourne, Kanako, found the recipe for a home dinner party we organised. It was a huge success with a minimal effort on our part. Since then I cooked this with other friends twice; very easy and reliable.