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Beef Teriyaki

This authentic beef teriyaki recipe from scratch comes together from only 5 ingredients in a matter of minutes. With tender beef seared and glazed with a glistening sweet and savory teriyaki sauce, you can skip those expensive bottles of pre-made sauce.

Course Entree
Cuisine Best, Japanese
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Beef
Diet Dairy-Free
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 435 kcal


  • 2 beef steaks (1/3-inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. To make the teriyaki sauce, combine the brown sugar, mirin, sake and soy sauce in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  2. If your steak is very lean, rub a teaspoon of oil onto each steak. If the steaks have a lot of fat marbled in with the meat they shouldn't need any oil. Heat a heavy bottomed frying pan over high heat until very hot. Add the the steaks and sear one side until browned.
  3. Flip the steaks over and sear the other side. If you want your steaks medium rare, reduce the searing time, if want your steaks well done, increase the searing time.
  4. If you have oil pooling in your pan, drain the excess oil. Pour the teriyaki sauce into the pan with the beef, and let it boil.
  5. Flip the steaks over repeatedly until the teriyaki sauce is very viscous and coats each steak in a thick shiny glaze. Transfer the steaks to a cutting board and let them rest for a few minutes.
  6. Slice your beef teriyaki with a sharp knife. Drizzle the remaining teriyaki sauce onto the sliced steaks and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Beef Teriyaki
Amount Per Serving
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 1263mg53%
Potassium 838mg24%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 51g102%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.