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Japanese Inspired Beef Skewers

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These beef skewers are the perfect grilling recipe if you’re looking to mix it up! This recipe is paleo, AIP and can be made whole30.


  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup beef broth (sub chicken broth)
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar (omit for whole30)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1 1/4 lb sirloin steak
  • 1 bunch green onion
  • 23 tsp sesame seeds (omit for AIP)


  1. If you’re using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for an hour to avoid burning.
  2. Using a medium pot, combine the coconut aminos, broth, apple cider vinegar, avocado oil, and seasonings. Add the arrowroot starch and whisk well.
  3. Transfer to the stovetop and set to medium-low heat. Allow to come to a low simmer for 3-4 minutes. The marinade should thicken and reduce. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Set about 3 tbsp of the sauce aside for dipping and reserve the rest for the marinade.
  4. Slice the steak into small, flat square, removing any gristle. Once the marinade is cooled, add the steak. Stir to coat well and allow to marinate for 30-45 minutes.
  5. Slice the root off of the green onions and chop the bottom half into small 1/4-1/2″ pieces. Set aside and chop the top half into small pieces. Set aside.
  6. Once the steak is done marinating, begin layering the skewers with green onion pieces between each piece of beef. Repeat until all of the meat is skewered.
  7. Prepare the grill surface and lightly oil. Once the surface is very hot, add the steak slices. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until the beef is browned and the steak is cooked to your liking. Remove from the grill and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Serve topped with sesame seeds, additional green onion, and sauce on the side.


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 60
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 300
  • Fat: 12.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.6g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Protein: 32.1g

Keywords: beef yakitori