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Healthy Japanese Sweet Ginger Beef (Gluten-Free)


Japanese Sweet Ginger Beef is popular around my hometown area, the Kansai region, which is in the west part of Japan. It is also popular in the Kyushu region.

The seasonings are soy sauce and sugar, and I also use ginger to get rid of the beef smell and to make the dish flavorful so it is salty-sweet. It is a typical traditional, but incredible tasty, Japanese dish like Teriyaki!!


We use fibrous beef meat for the dish which is called beef shank in English (Number 12 in the picture). Shank meat is high in good protein, vitamin B12, and vitamin K. it is also low in fat and cholesterol. The meat is hard by itself, but when it is simmered slowly, it becomes very tender and flavorful, and it makes great beef broth too!

This dish takes a little bit of time to prepare, but it is easy and simple. You can use this sweet ginger beef as an ingredient in salad, pizza, hamburger, and so on.

Enjoy this healthy beef dish!

{Ingredients (2 servings)}

½ lb. Beef Shank

8 slices Ginger (total)

¼ cup Soy Sauce REDUCED SODIUM [Gluten Free] (Organic)

¼ cup Cooking Sake

4 cups plus separate cup water

1 Tbsp. Sugar

2 Tbsp. Mirin Sweet Cooking Rice Wine

Here is my recipe in PDF: Japanese Sweet Ginger Beef


Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

2 thoughts on “Healthy Japanese Sweet Ginger Beef (Gluten-Free)

  1. another yummy meal! for non meat eaters can chicken be used?
    the pancake also sounds delicious, and it is funny about you Dad cooking it!! It is wonderful that you have these memories and are sharing the recipes. Love, Mom


    • Thank you! Yes! You can cook with chicken or Tofu also. It is very flavorful! I will cook it for you someday!
      It is funny, isn’t it!? My father is good at cooking the pancake:-)


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