Beef with Leeks in Miso Sauce

A wonderful and easy recipe with the typical taste of Japan: miso, leeks and sake. Very traditional!

Ingredients (for 2)

  • beef flank steaks (about 14 oz or 400 gr)
  • 2 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 leek
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp sake
  • salt


  • Cut the meat in large cubes (1 inch or 2-3 cm)
  • Wash and cut the leeks diagonally in ½ inch (about 1 cm) strips
  • In a small bowl mix well to combine: miso paste, sugar, sake and salt
  • Take a nonstick pan or skillet and heat oil at high heat
  • When the oil is hot, add the beef cubes and brown on all sides
  • Reduce to medium heat and add the miso mixture; cook for another 5 minutes
  • Add the sliced leeks and cook for 5-6 minutes more, or until leeks are tender, and serve immediately

Tips from the Chef

You can add a pinch of red chilies or ginger for an extra spicy taste