These Beef, Asparagus, and Carrot Rolls (steak roll-ups) are a simple-to-make dinner that combines your love of steak with your need for veggies!
(This recipe for Steak Roll-Ups was originally posted in June 2009, but was updated with new photos in 2019).
I have the tendency to often waltz into the grocery store with no real plan and just sort of make things up as I go along. The other day, I found myself at the grocery store, again, with no real plan in mind of what I was going to make for dinner. I grabbed a basket, wandered around, checked out some ingredients and before I knew it I realized I probably should have grabbed a cart instead... totally over packed the basket. Don't you hate when that happens? Great arm workout though!
Not to mention, great for coming up with new and inventive recipes on the fly! Sometimes it's better not to have everything so planned and to just let your creativity and dreams takeover. And yes, all my dreams involve steak. And now they all involve these steak roll-ups.
BEEF, ASPARAGUS, AND CARROT ROLLS (STEAK ROLL-UPS) RECIPE
I ended up finding some thin sliced sirloin tip steak and remembered just a few days before, seeing a recipe for beef and veggie rolls. I, of course, couldn't remember the recipe while I was at the grocery store (or even what website I had seen it on so I couldn't even look it up from my phone), so I made it up as I walked from aisle to aisle. The results were absolutely delicious and pretty much the stuff my dinner dreams are made of. This recipe for beef, asparagus, and carrot rolls is the kind of recipe that will likely become a serious weeknight staple in your house.
Yes, there is a marinade involved, but your steak really only needs to sit in it for 30 minutes, so it's great for those last minute dinners when all the sudden you realize you haven't planned anything, but you don't want your family to know. They'll think you slaved away all day to make these beef roll-ups!
The marinade is simple and consists of just a teriyaki sauce, scallions, ginger, garlic, and brown sugar. The sliced sirloin steak should sit in it for about 30 minutes, but longer is OK, too! While your steak is marinating, you should cook your noodles according to package directions. I recommend using somen noodles or another Japanese wheat noodle.
Once the steak is done marinating, you just have to wrap your veggies with it! I used asparagus cut in half and carrots cut into thirds. You can also easily use baby carrots if you prefer. Or if there are other vegetables you want to try, go for it! Red peppers would be delicious.
Roll the veggies up! If you need to use a toothpick to get the steak to stay together you can, but if your steak is thin enough, it should probably just stick.
Place each wrap in a lightly oiled pan cooking over medium heat until it's nicely browned on each side.
Toss the cooked noodles with peas and serve the beef, asparagus, and carrot rolls over the noodles. Pour on any extra sauce from your skillet... You'd be insane to let that go to waste! I also sprinkled some red pepper flakes over the top because red pepper flakes and steak are a serious match made in heaven.
This is the kind of meal that will make everyone at the table happy. And ensure that while your indulging everyone with perfectly marinated steak, you're also forcing them to eat your veggies. But not in an "I'm forcing you to eat your veggies" kinda way.
Plus, carb lovers unite with the noodles. Of course, if you're trying to go low-carb or keto, you can serve these without the noodles. But still make sure you pour that sauce over the steak roll-ups!
While these steak roll-ups make an amazing dinner, I should also note that they're a great party food, too, if you're looking for some passed app options. I pretty much guarantee your party guests will be flocking to wherever these delights happen to be. Make extra!!
And I think this shows the value in going to the grocery store with no plan in mind. And steak. Yes, definitely steak.
Have you ever made a delicious meal on a whim?
For more delicious steak recipes, check out this recipe for Steak and Cheese Croissants or these Flank Steak and Gorgonzola Quesadillas. I also love these Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers from Cast Iron Keto.
Beef, Asparagus, and Carrot Rolls (Steak Roll-Ups)
- 1 cup teriyaki marinade
- ¼ cup scallions, roughly chopped
- 1 tsp minced ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 lb. thin sirloin tip steak, sliced into 16 1" strips
- ½ lb. Asian noodles (I recommend Somen or another Japanese wheat noodle)
- 3 carrots, cut into thirds (can also use 8 baby carrots)
- 8 stalks asparagus, ends trimmed off and cut in half
- ½ cup peas, thawed
- In a medium bowl, mix together teriyaki sauce, scallions, ginger, garlic, and brown sugar. Add sirloin tip steak to the mixture. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Cook noodles according to package directions.
- Remove steak from marinade and roll ⅓ of a carrot and 2 halves of asparagus stalks into each steak slice. You can secure with toothpick if necessary (though beef may also secure to itself).
- Place each wrap in a lightly oiled pan over medium heat and cook until browned on each side.
- Toss peas with cooked noodles and serve beef rolls on top. Pour any extra sauce in pan over the top.
I definately want to make these!!! but with spinach instead I think!!!
Mmm this looks really good!
I am interested in finding those noodles - where do you get them?
We Are Not Martha says
Nicole- oooh spinach would be nice with the beef!
Hi Karen! I bought the noodles at Shaws. They can probably be found at most grocery stores in the International Food section. 🙂
Ooooh that looks lovely! I'll put you up in Brooklyn if you come cook for me! The only thing is my kitchen is the size of a postage stamp.
What a pretty dish - I love it!
I'm the same way in the grocery store. I also tend to wander around and browse, which drives my hubby nuts 🙂
The Duo Dishes says
Excellent dish. You're right about having them as apps. A couple of bites, and they're gone!
Darius T. Williams says
Yup - absolutely - I love this...I bet the flavors were completely on point.
Single Serving says
That's beautiful! Have you tried the pink somen? SO cool looking & yummy
We Are Not Martha says
Darius- the flavors WERE on point! P.S.- I watched some of the videos on your site the other day... Great work!!!
SingleServing- PINK somen???? I need to get my hands on some asap! Thanks for the heads up! 🙂
When I read your post title, I thought they'd be a summer-roll sort of appetizer. Love the end result! Looks delicious.
Those beef asparagus rolls look so good!
These look lovely and I admire your gumption for the no-plan grocery trips. The last time I tried that I nearly had a nervous breakdown in frozen foods. I give new meaning to basket case.