Sesame Grilled Beef with Napa Cabbage and Cilantro Slaw

  • Preparation 30 MIN
    Cooking 10 MIN
    Marinating 1 H
  • Servings 4






  1. In a large dish, combine the chili sauce, soy sauce, hoisin, brown sugar, sesame oil and spices. Add the meat and coat well in the marinade. Cover and let marinate for 1 hour or overnight in the refrigerator.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the rice vinegar, lime juice, brown sugar and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, cilantro, onion and carrot. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the grill, setting the burners to medium. Oil the grate.
  4. Drain the beef and discard the marinade. Grill the meat for 10 minutes or until nicely caramelized, turning over halfway through. Place on a cutting board and slice into pieces, if desired.
  5. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and add the black sesame seeds. Mix well and adjust the seasoning.
  6. When ready to serve, sprinkle the beef with the white sesame seeds and garnish the salad with cilantro leaves.


If not available, you can replace the chili garlic sauce with a mix of 1 tbsp (15 ml) vegetable oil, 2 tsp (10 ml) sambal oelek and 2 chopped garlic cloves.

Taken from a cross cut of beef ribs, pre-sliced short rib can be found at certain butcher shops. If not available, you can use very thin slices of beef, such as sandwich steak, and grill for 2 minutes on each side.

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