Beef Teriyaki Recipe

Beef Teriyaki Recipe is an Americanized Japanese dish made with beef strips in a sauce of brown sugar, soy sauce, cornstarch, ginger, rice wine or dry sherry.

The name means to grill.

Traditional recipes call for marinating fish, chicken or beef, then grilling or broiling with additional sauce.

In this recipe you sear the meat, add the sauce to the pan and finish cooking, eliminating any burned or bitter taste that sometimes accompanies over grilling or broiling.

Beef Teriyaki Recipe

  • 1 1/2 lb. sirloin or chuck beef sliced into 1/4 inch thick stir fry strips

  • vegetable oil for frying.

Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

  • 1 1/4 cup water

  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1/3 cup rice wine (NOT rice wine vinegar) or dry Sherry

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)

Pour 1 cup water into a medium saucepan.

Stir in brown sugar, soy sauce and ginger.

Stir over medium heat until sugar has dissolved.

Mix cornstarch in the remaining 1/4 cup cold water until smooth.

Add mixture to saucepan.

Reduce heat to low temperature and cook while stirring until sauce has thickened

Remove from heat and stir in rice wine or Sherry.

Set aside.

Add oil 1/4 inch deep to skillet.

Heat oil and add beef strips.

Sear on medium heat 1-2 minutes on each side until lightly browned and medium to well  done.

Drain excess oil from pan.

Stir in Teriyaki Sauce and heat while stirring on low heat until all is piping hot.

Serve over cooked rice.

Tip: At anytime if the sauce gets too thick for your preference, stir in a little water.

If it is too thin, cooked a little longer until it thickens enough.

This sauce is great added to or spooned over steamed or stir fried vegetables such as carrots, broccoli or colored bell peppers.

Teriyaki Recipe

  • 20 oz. can sliced pineapple with juice 

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 2 cups low salt soy sauce

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1/2 cup room temperature water

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 1/2 lbs. beef tips

  • Extra peanut oil to cook your beef tips.

Cut your pineapple slices in several pieces and put them in a blender.

Add the pineapple pieces and pineapple juice, blending it until it is smooth.

Pour the pineapple in a large sauce pan and stir in the peanut oil.

Add the minced garlic, ground ginger, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, and honey.

Mix together water and cornstarch until cornstarch has dissolved and add that.

Stir all until smooth. 

Bring to a boil on medium heat while stirring constantly until the sauce has thickened.

When done, put a lid on the pan to keep it hot.

Add enough peanut oil in a skillet to sautĂ© the beef tips. 

When the beef tips are no longer pink inside, remove the beef tips and fold them into the hot Teriyaki Sauce. 

Serve your Pineapple Teriyaki hot.

Serving Suggestions

In addition to serving your Pineapple Teriyaki with cooked rice as suggested you can substitute Homemade Noodles for the rice.

A side of Brussel Sprouts or Sweet Potatoes would also make a delicious meal for your family.

History Of Teriyaki

Teriyaki was originally a Japanese cuisine.

The dish was invented by a Japanese Chef in the 1600s.

The first standalone restaurant in America was opened in Seattle, Washington in 1976, not so long ago.

The dish was so popular that the restaurant owner expanded his business into 17 locations in the Seatle, Washington area by 1996.

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