1 lb. good quality beef such as rib-eye steak, raw and sliced as thinly as possible
1 head Napa cabbage, washed and sliced in 1" pieces
5-6 green onions, sliced into 2" pieces
1 pkg. firm tofu, cut into 1" cubes
Shiitake or other variety of mushrooms, sliced
1 bunch spinach, washed thoroughly and cut into 1-2" pieces (or baby spinach)
hot cooked white rice, for serving
1. Heat 2 T. oil in a large skillet (*note: an electric skillet or griddle works best so the sukiyaki can cook right on the table). Sizzle about one-third or half the beef in the oil. Sprinkle with 1 T. brown sugar. Add a splash each of soy sauce and sake. When the meat is brown, remove from the skillet (leave the juice/sauce in the skillet).
2. Place some of the chopped cabbage in the skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes or until slightly wilted. Gather the cabbage to one side of the skillet and add some green onion, tofu, mushrooms. Place the cooked beef on top of the cooking vegetables.
3. Add some spinach last and cook until barely wilted (30 seconds?). Provide empty bowls and a couple large spoons to let folks get what they want out of the skillet. Serve alongside bowls of hot cooked rice.
4. When you are ready for seconds, add more raw beef and give it a minute to cook before adding remaining veggies. When you add more beef you can also add more "sauce" (brown sugar, soy sauce and sake) if you want.