Delicious Homemade Beef Teriyaki Recipe

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Delicious Homemade Beef Teriyaki Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on October 24, 2023

Enjoy the mouthwatering flavors of tender beef marinated in a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce with this easy homemade beef teriyaki recipe. Made with simple ingredients, this dish is packed with delicious Asian flavors and perfect for a quick dinner or entertaining guests. Serve it over a bed of steamed rice or alongside some stir-fried vegetables for a complete meal.


  • 1 lb beef sirloin, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake, brown sugar, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Mix well until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the sliced beef to the marinade and toss to coat evenly. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. Heat a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove the beef from the marinade, reserving the marinade for later.
  4. Cook the beef in batches for about 2-3 minutes per side or until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Set aside.
  5. Pour the reserved marinade into a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly.
  6. Return the cooked beef to the skillet or grill pan and pour the thickened teriyaki sauce over it. Stir well to coat the beef evenly and cook for another minute to heat through.
  7. Remove from heat and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions, if desired.
  8. Serve the beef teriyaki over steamed rice or with stir-fried vegetables. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Teriyaki is a cooking technique in Japanese cuisine where meat or fish is grilled or broiled with a glaze made of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar.
  • The word 'teriyaki' comes from the Japanese words 'teri,' which means a shiny glaze, and 'yaki,' which means grilling or broiling.
  • Beef teriyaki is a popular dish in Japanese-American cuisine and is often served with a side of rice and salad.