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Ground Beef Sukiyaki


  • 2lbs lean ground beef
  • 2tablespoons sugar
  • 1⁄3cup soy sauce
  • 1⁄4cup A.1. Original Sauce
  • 1teaspoon salt (I never add this)
  • 1(6 ounce) can sliced mushrooms
  • 2medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1green pepper, sliced in thin strips
  • 6scallions, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 1cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1(8 ounce) can water chestnuts, thinly sliced and drained
  • 1(8 ounce) can bamboo shoots, drained
  • 1tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1⁄2cups rice, cooked


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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!

  • brchin

    Looking for something other than picadillo I came across this recipe, and needless to say it is great! So easy to make, fast under 30 minutes and on a budget. I made some shortcuts by buying frozen oriental stir fry vegetables, which already brings water chestnuts, carrots, mushrooms, peppers and onions. It worked out perfect! I did not add salt and I used low sodium soy sauce. Didnt have A1 so I used oyster sauce instead. Skipped bamboo shots and celery. My boyfriend loved it! Will be making again.

  • 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!

  • MrsMM

    DH adored this, as I knew he would. Not the healthiest recipe, what with all the sodium and sugar, but hey- it’s economical and very very tasty. I made with 1 lb. of gb, omitted the salt and celery and water chestnuts. Also, I kept the amount of sauce indicated, which was not too much for 1lb beef as I had thought it would be. It’s just so easy to make and very very tasty over brown rice. Thank you for sharing.

  • KateL

    4 Stars, pleasant change of pace for budget meal. I omitted extra salt due to comments by other reviewers, but needed to pour on additional A-1 sauce at the table. I used so many vegetables I was unable to detect much sauce. This is great for family meals, it seems like a good way to get kids to eat veggies, and I could eat this when my senior diet demands blander foods. Made for Magic Mushrooms tag game for September 2008.

  • holly the grey

    I loved this and would definitely eat it again, unfortunately dh and ds thought it was too sweet. Maybe I would omit the sugar next time.

  • j9cowie

    Easy, quick and no complaints from the kids! It’s a winner in our house for sure.
    I modified slightly to use what veggies were on hand (broccoli & spring onions).
    Might try with ground turkey next time. Great recipe

  • 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!

  • 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!