Maui Food and Dining

Hawaiian Beef Recipes to Love

December 20, 2010, 4:08 AM HST
* Updated December 20, 10:40 AM
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We tend to think of Hawaiian dishes as being from pork or chicken but, thanks to the many cultural influences found in the food of Hawaii, there are also plenty of great beef dishes to try tonight! You will find that many of these dishes have a Japanese flare, and all of them are quite easy to make! So, get going and try one of our very favorite Hawaiian beef dishes tonight!

Steamed Beef Hash

  • One pound ground beef
  • One egg, beaten
  • One can water chestnuts, chopped
  • One tablespoon cornstarch, soy sauce, minced ginger root, sugar, salt, sesame oil
  • One cup chopped green onions

Combine all ingredients into a large bowl. Transfer mixture into a loaf pan or pie plate and press into the pan. Cover the pan with a paper towel or plastic wrap and microwave on 50 percent power for 10 minutes. Allow to stand for an additional ten minutes and serve.

Teriyaki Meatballs

  • One to two pounds ground beef
  • Two eggs, beaten
  • Two tablespoons flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Two tablespoons cornstarch
  • One half cup sugar
  • One third cup soy sauce
  • One can beef broth
  • One quarter cup sake
  • Two tablespoons minced ginger root and garlic

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a large baking pan. Combine the beef, eggs and flour and form into small balls. Place balls into greased baking pan and bake for about 15 minutes or until balls are cooked through.  In a separate bowl, combine cornstarch, sugar and soy sauce, and then add broth, sake, ginger and garlic. Heat over a medium flame until the sauce thickens. Add meatballs to mixture and heat through.


Korean Style Beef Cubes

  • One to two pounds boneless sirloin steak
  • One quarter cup soy sauce
  • One teaspoon sesame oil, ginger root, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, sesame seeds (toasted and ground)
  • Two Hawaiian red peppers
  • Two green onions, chopped
  • Two tablespoons vegetable or olive oil

Cut sirloin steak into small, bite-size cubes. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, onions and peppers to meat and mix well. Marinate mixture for one hour. Drain meat and begin heating oil in a deep skillet. Add marinated meat and cook for two to three minutes or until meat is cooked through. Sprinkle with ground sesame seeds before serving.

Korean Bulgogi

  • Two pounds flank steak, cut into very thin strips
  • Three scallions, cut into one-half inch pieces
  • Two cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • Three tablespoons sugar
  • One teaspoon sesame oil
  • One-half cup water, soy sauce

After the steaks have been cut into thin strips, add them to the sugar and mix well. Add the soy sauce, water and garlic to steak and sugar mixture. Add green onions and mix well. Add sesame oil and marinate entire mixture for at least one day. Prepare steaks your favorite way: grill, broil, pan fry or bake. Serve with vegetables and rice for a hearty meal.

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