Negimaki-style beef and green bean rolls

Negimaki-style beef and green bean rolls

Total Time
20 min
15 min
5 min
Negimaki is the name of a Japanese dish that consists of marinated beef that's wrapped around scallions (it actually originated in New York City). Instead of scallions, beef sirloin is wrapped around blanched green beans. The mayonnaise helps balance out the spicy wasabi, making for a versatile, go-to sauce for almost any meat. The best part is that everything comes together in less than 30 minutes. For a perfect warm weather entrée, serve these savory rolls with chilled soba noodles. Sprinkle the noodles with a little soy sauce and top with grated carrot or cucumber and more sesame seeds if you wish.


Uncooked string beans

48 bean(s), trimmed (about 10 oz)

Table salt

¼ tsp

Reduced calorie mayonnaise

3 Tbsp

Prepared wasabi paste

¾ tsp

Black pepper

1 pinch(es)

Cooked top sirloin filet (lean and trimmed)

12 oz, (12 slices)

Sesame seeds

½ tsp, black variety


  1. Bring large saucepan of salted water to boil. Add green beans and cook until bright green and crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain in colander under cold running water until cooled. Pat dry and sprinkle with ⅛ teaspoon salt.
  2. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, wasabi paste, remaining ⅛ teaspoon salt, and pepper in small bowl; set aside.
  3. Fold tops and bottoms of each slice of beef toward center, making even-length strips, each about 2½ inches wide. Place 4 green beans on one end of each strip and roll beef around beans. Divide rolls among 4 plates, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and top with dollop of wasabi sauce.
  4. Serving size: 3 rolls and 1½ teaspoons wasabi sauce