Miso Marinated Steak Bowls

We are kicking off Defined Dish Grill Week 2023 STRONG with these Miso Marinated Steak Bowls!

Miso Marinated Steak Bowls

It would not be Grill Week without a new steak recipe and this has become a favorite for my entire family with White Miso being the MVP of the dish. I love the burst of umami that it adds to the steak as well as the drizzle you’ll use when serving your meal. And if you are not familiar, miso, a Japanese condiment, is a fermented paste made from beans and grains that I often turn to for an instant burst of flavor. But it is important to note that not all are gluten-free, so make sure to read my recipe note closely for more on this! Now, back to this dish. 

Miso Marinated Steak Bowls

You’ll start off by marinating the steak for at least two hours, but could even marinate this overnight for an even more flavorful and tender bite. Prior to grilling, you will also make your Miso Drizzle, that way you’re ready to serve after the grill. Next, you’ll hit the grill to prepare the steak, Fresno chilis, and baby bok choy. And if you have not had bok choy before, you are in for a treat! It’s a delicious vegetable that is great sauteed, but I think the grill brings out a whole new level of flavor that I cannot get enough of in this meal. 

Miso Marinated Steak Bowls

While you could simply serve the steak, chilis, and bok choy together with the Miso Drizzle, I love serving these as Miso Marinated Steak Bowls over rice as I did here. I also often serve this meal family style as well, that way my girls can just plate theirs with the rice and steak, although I do get them to enjoy bok choy from time to time!

For More Grilled Steak Recipes:

Grilled Greek Steak

Steak with Italian Salsa Verde, Veggies, and Potatoes

Grilled Steak with Corn Salsa and Veggies

Miso Marinated Steak Bowls

Miso Marinated Steak Bowls
Serves: 4
5 from 4 votes
Cook Time30 minutes
Marinating Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 30 minutes


For the Steak Marinade:

  • 2 pounds flap steak
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup coconut aminos
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon white miso (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1- inch piece fresh ginger peeled and finely grated
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

For the Miso Drizzle:

  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

For the Veggies:

  • 2 Fresno chiles sub jalapeno
  • 3 baby bok choys halved lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

For Serving:

  • Prepared brown or white rice
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 lime cut into wedges


Marinate the Steak:

  • If your flap steak is one large piece, cut it in half, crosswise, to make two pieces of steak to grill separately. Pat dry and season both sides with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a large food storage container, whisk together the olive oil, coconut aminos, garlic, miso, coconut sugar, ginger, and cayenne until well combined. Add the steak to the marinade mixture and using tongs, toss until well coated in the marinade. Cover and let marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or up to overnight.

Meanwhile, Make the Miso Drizzle:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together all of the Miso Drizzle ingredients until well combined and smooth. Set aside until ready to serve.

Prepare to Grill:

  • About 30 minutes prior to grilling, set the marinated steak on the counter to allow it to get close to room temperature so that it cooks more evenly.
  • Place the cut bok choy and the Fresno chiles on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Set aside.
  • Heat the grill over medium-high heat (375-400F) and oil the grill grates (to do this, dip a wadded paper towel in a little oil and, using tongs, wipe the oil evenly over the grates. Be careful not to use too much oil, because that's a sure-fire way to start a good flare-up—a little goes a long way here.)
  • Carefully place the steaks on the hot grill and cook until the pieces turn golden and grill marks appear, 4 to 5 minutes per side. The lid should be closed throughout the cooking process. Remove from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
  • Meanwhile, grill the veggies. Reduce heat to medium and place the veggies on the grill and cook until grill marks appear on them and they are tender. About 3 minutes per side.

For Serving:

  • To serve, slice the steak against the grain. Serve over the prepared rice alongside the grilled baby bok choy. Top with some sliced grilled Fresno chiles. Drizzle with the Miso Drizzle and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serve with a wedge of lime, if desired.


Miso Note: Miso, a Japanese condiment, is a fermented paste made from beans and grains. Beans used can include soybeans, chickpeas, and adzuki beans, all of which are gluten-free. Grains used can include rice, millet, amaranth, and quinoa, which are gluten-free, or wheat, barley, and rye, which are not. To keep this dish gluten-free, you’ll need to look closely for a brand of miso paste that is gluten-free. I like the Miso Master Organic Mellow White and Dom Miso that is marked as certified gluten-free.

Food Photography and Styling by Eat Love Eats. 



  • Reply
    May 23, 2023 at 11:34 pm

    5 stars
    This recipe was absolutely amazing! If you have the time, marinating the steak for the day really brings the flavor home. Totally worth it!!! Big hit all around and will make again and again….and again!

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    May 20, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    I could only find yellow miso paste. Thoughts?

    • Reply
      May 26, 2023 at 8:31 pm

      Hey there, just noticed your comment… I had trouble finding some too. Try the refrigerated produce section near where they keep tofu and mushrooms. That’s where I found mine! I used white miso but guessing Yellow would be there too, hopefully. Good luck!

  • Reply
    May 20, 2023 at 9:41 pm

    5 stars
    I made this last night with no modifications and it was a HUGE hit with everyone! The miso marinade and sauce really took a standard grill recipe and kicked it up a notch (or ten?). This will be on regular rotation in our household 🙂

    • Reply
      May 21, 2023 at 11:27 pm

      So glad to hear it! Hope you enjoy all grilling season long!

  • Reply
    May 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    You just nail it every time! I don’t think most home cooks realize how difficult it is to make home cooked food, HEALTHY, and have restaurant quality taste. This recipe is magic! I can’t wait to make the other grill recipes!

    • Reply
      May 21, 2023 at 11:28 pm

      You are too kind, thank you!!

  • Reply
    May 19, 2023 at 11:36 pm

    5 stars
    Alex, you do not miss!! One of my favorite recipes to date. The marinade is amazing

  • Reply
    May 18, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    5 stars
    This was amazing!! So flavorful and pretty easy to make – just followed the recipe!
    Only thing I had trouble with wa finding white miso, I originally thought ‘international/Asian aisle in the grocery store but it turned out to be in the refrigerated produce section near the tofu and mushrooms. Just an fyi in case any other followers have issues finding it. Love trying new things and really appreciate the awesome recipes you share!!

    • Reply
      May 19, 2023 at 1:30 pm

      So glad you gave this a try! Thanks for commenting.

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