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Grilled beef with wasabi slaw

Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
Watch out: Wasabi powder packs quite a punch. Its heat adds zest to our juicy beef tenderloin and crunchy Asian-style slaw. While this Japanese condiment packs a zippy flavor, it doesn't last for long because it is not oil based. You want to be sure that you use the Wasabi powder or cover it within 15 minutes of exposing it to air, otherwise it will begin to weaken its flavor. Mixing it with the brown sugar in this recipe brings a wonderful contrast between the sweet and spicy. This one-dish-meal makes a quick weeknight dinner, coming together in just 25 minutes.


Wasabi powder

15 tsp, or 5 tbsp

Unpacked brown sugar

2 tsp

Table salt

tsp, or to taste

Uncooked trimmed beef tenderloin

1 pound(s), cut into four 4 oz pieces

Packaged coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)

1 pound(s)

Canola oil

2 tsp

Rice wine vinegar


Soy sauce

¼ cup(s)


1 Tbsp


  1. Preheat grill or broiler. Stir together 2 tablespoons of wasabi powder, brown sugar and salt. Rub on beef. Grill or broil to desired doneness, about 10 minutes for medium.
  2. Stir together slaw, oil, remaining wasabi powder, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar until well coated. Yields about 1 slice beef and 1 cup slaw per serving.