Ground Beef Sukiyaki

"This is one of DH's faves. I have cooked this many times for company and get raves. It looks like a lot of work, reading the recipe, but it is easy easy. We don't like water chestnuts or bamboo shoots, so I omit them. I have had this recipe forever, but it looks like I must have found it on an A.1. bottle or ad. I tried it with other steak sauces, but we didn't like it. The recipe says 8 servings, but the 2 of us finish it off with no trouble."
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  • In large skillet, brown beef until crumbly.
  • In small bowl, mix sugar, soy sauce, A-1, and salt.
  • Set aside.
  • Drain mushrooms, reserving liquid.
  • When meat is cooked, mix in vegetables.
  • Add sauce.
  • Simmer 3 minutes, or until vegetables are just tender crisp.
  • Combine cornstarch and reserved mushroom liquid.
  • Stir into sukiyaki.
  • Cook just until thickened.
  • Serve over rice.

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  1. rpgaymer
    This was interesting. Not really what I was expecting, but there was nothing wrong with it. It is a bit salty though, and it doesn't taste like authentic Japanese sukiyak (which is what I was expecting). The salt is definitely unneeded- good thing I didn't add it. I might make this again with some changes. The meat mixture might also make a good filling for lettuce wraps.
  2. j9cowie
    Easy, quick and no complaints from the kids! It's a winner in our house for sure.<br/>I modified slightly to use what veggies were on hand (broccoli & spring onions).<br/>Might try with ground turkey next time. Great recipe
  3. JeannaLW
    I halved the meat, but not the sauce, and used about two cups of frozen oriental veggies instead of the fresh veggies listed. I skipped the cornstarch because even with the halved meat, there was simply no sauce in the pan; it all soaked into the meat and veggies. Quick, easy, and smelled fantastic while cooking. We all enjoyed it. I wouldn't serve it to company, but this was a wonderful, inexpensive, easy weeknight meal that will be added to our regular rotation! For us, with the meat halved, it made three adult servings -- one for each of us, and one in the freezer for a lunch rice bowl!
  4. CIndytc
    This was wonderful! It makes a ton and I will probably cut in half next time. And there will be a next time...I did add a small can of oriental stirfry veggies to it....served it over sticky rice....great new way to use ground beef!
  5. Meridien
    very happy i found this recipe! hubby couldn't find A-1 steak sauce, but the kind i used tasted just fine. didn't use onions, green pepper or scallions and hubby couldn't find any bamboo shoots at the market. instead, i used a can of baby corn, shallots and fresh mushrooms. i intended to use the liquid from the water chestnuts to mix with the cornstarch, but totally forgot while i was cooking! didn't matter though. hubby, fussy daughter, 2 yr old son, and i just gobbled it up!!! smelled great while cooking and tasted delicious!!! will definitely be making again!


  1. Ck2plz
    The only thing I changed was I added no salt, full can of water chestnuts instead of bamboo shoots and used ground turkey. You do not need the salt. This does not make any sauce to pour over the rice. If any, teeny weeny. Yum!
  2. KeyWee
    This was a good and easy weeknight meal. However, I made so many changes, I wondered if I should even post a review - well, here goes anyway! I used one pound of ground pork in place of the beef. The sauce ingredients I made the same as posted, except to add 1 teaspoon of chopped garlic. I left out the mushrooms and green peppers, but added a can of baby corn instead. Also added about 3/4 cup of chicken broth with the cornstarch as DH likes more sauce. The two of us could not eat all of this - there was one serving left over for his lunch the next day.
  3. AnOkie2
    This was a good recipe. I halfed it for the four of us, and we still had leftovers. Next time I make it, I think I'll experiment a bit and use teriyaki sauce instead of soy, omit the A-1 and use chicken and steak instead of the ground beef.


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