Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
From Every Day with Rachael Ray September 2007
- 2 bunches scallions, cut into slivers
- 1⁄3 cup beer
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 12 slices deli roast beef (thin slices)
- 1 cucumber, seeded and cut into slivers
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- cooked white rice, for serving
- chopped cilantro, for garnish
- In a medium saucepan of boiling water, cook the scallions for 30 seconds; drain. In a bowl, whisk together the beer, soy sauce and sugar; set aside.
- Trim each roast beef slice to about 4 by 5 inches. Season with salt.
- Lay a small cluster of scallion and cucumber slivers on the bottom edge of each slice and roll tightly to form a log; secure with a toothpick along the length of the roll.
- Repeat with the remaining beef, scallions and cucumber. Using a basting brush, coat the logs with the reserved beer sauce; let stand for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the beef rolls (reserve the sauce) and cook, turning, until the sides are brown, about 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a plate. Add the reserved beer sauce to the skillet and simmer until syrupy, about 2 minutes.
- Remove the toothpicks from the beef rolls; discard. Cut the rolls into quarters. Top with the sauce.
- Top the cooked rice with the cilantro and serve with the roll-ups.
I almost posted this just now, so thank you for doing the inputting! ;) This is a great tasting, "more-ish" feast for the eyes as well as the tongue. Very easy to do, just a little time-consuming. The recipe doesn't call for red bell pepper slivers, but the photo in Rachael's mag has them, so I plopped some in - nice addition! The sauce is yummy, too, though my husband actually preferred the roll-ups without it. My father, who's visiting for my nephew's wedding, couldn't get enough! The roast beef slices that I got from the deli were long, but narrow (about 2 1/2" x 5"), so I just cut each roll in half rather than in fourths. Oh, and I didn't salt the roast beef since the sauce (containing soy sauce) was plenty salty. Served with rice and Chinese Chicken Salad for a light meal. Thanks again for posting the recipe!