Beef and Maitake Mushroom Stir Fry with Butter Soy Sauce

Beef and Maitake Mushroom Stir Fry with Butter Soy Sauce

A simple stir-fry that really brings out the flavor of the beef and maitake mushrooms. I used to make this dish a lot when we were newlyweds. It goes well with rice or sake!

Ingredients: 4 servings

Thinly sliced beef round (for shabu-shabu)
200 g
Maitake mushrooms
about 150 g
Butter (salted or unsalted)
10 g
Soy sauce
To taste
Coarsely ground black pepper
To taste
Salt and pepper
To taste
Vegetable oil
As needed


1. Lightly season the beef with salt and pepper. Shred the maitake mushrooms apart into easy-to-eat pieces.
2. Heat some oil in a frying pan, spread out the beef slices and cook quickly until it's still a bit red. Move aside to a plate.
3. Put the frying pan on medium heat, melt the butter in it and add the mushrooms. Stir fry.
4. When the mushrooms are cooked, return the beef to the frying pan and stir-fry quickly.
5. Add some coarsely ground black pepper, swirl in some soy sauce and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

When I was a newlywed, I bought some shabu-shabu beef at a neighborhood supermarket, and stir-fried it with maitake mushrooms in butter, and my husband loved it.
It's delicious without having to use expensive meat!