Tender strips of beef in a delicious sauce make this Beef Teriyaki the ultimate low calorie meal when served with some rice and stir fried veg.
I love beef teriyaki, fast fried tender strips of beef, with a delicious sweet soy sauce.
The traditional sauce for teriyaki usually consists of quite a bit of sugar, soy sauce, mirin and sake, to make a thick syrupy sauce, but you can make a lighter style sauce, that tastes just as good and really helps satisfy the cravings for this amazing dish.
For my Beef Teriyaki, I use a combination of soy sauce (or coconut aminos works well too for a soy free alternative), brown sugar or honey for the sweetness, a little water (as I don't like it too salty), ginger, garlic, sesame oil and then spring onions and sesame seeds to garnish.
I always serve with steamed white jasmine rice and stir fried veggies (usually a bag of stir mix, that I quickly stir fry up in a wok). It is a combination of broccoli, broccoli stalks and carrots and a really lovely mix to use for the vegetables for this dish.
Any kind of stir fry mix of choice is going to work. The main part is to get that tender beef and sauce.
Beef or Chicken Teriyaki is one of my favourite dishes to order at the mall, as it usually comes with steamed rice and some plain stir-fried veggies and I can watch them cook it right in front of me. The beef is very quickly seared on a hot plate before adding that amazing sauce and they always ask if you want extra sauce before ladling it on, so if you want to be good, you can opt to just have the little amount they add when cooking instead.
I try to recreate exactly how they cook it in this recipe, but of course with my own ingredients. Where I know exactly what has gone into it and I can control the calories.
This Beef Teriyaki is a super quick dish to make, so often one I turn to when I need to put together a meal quickly. Plus my kids love its simplicity, so it is a perfect meal for me to make for the whole family.
If you are following a paleo diet this is delicious served with this Roasted Cauliflower rice or spiral up some rutabaga or butternut squash, pan fry in a little spray oil for about 5 mins and you have a perfect substitute for noodles.
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WHAT KITCHEN ITEMS DO I NEED TO MAKE THIS TERIYAKI BEEF?
- Non Stick Frying Pan
- Kitchen Scales
- Measuring Spoons
- Wooden Spoon
- Santoku Knife (perfect knife for chopping veg)
- Chopping Board
- Mixing Bowls
Easy Beef Teriyaki
Easy Teriyaki Beef - tender strips of beef in a quick homemade Teriyaki style Sauce.
- 455g (16oz) of sirloin or flank steak, sliced thin (trim visible fat)
- ½ teaspoon of baking soda
- 4 tablespoons of all purpose soy sauce (I use Kikkomann for this) - plus ½ an additional tablespoon
- 2 tablespoon of brown sugar (can also use honey or maple syrup)
- 2 tablespoons of mirin
- 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon of onion powder
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
- ½ cup of water (120ml)
- 2-3 spring onions, finely sliced
- ½ teaspoon of sesame seeds
- cooking oil spray
- In a bowl, whisk together the 4 tablespoons of soy sauce, brown sugar, mirin, garlic, ginger and onion powder cornstarch, water, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, onion powder. Set Aside
- Place the beef strips in a bowl and add ½ teaspoon of baking soda, toss to coat and leave to sit for 12-15 mins.
- Heat a wok or large frying pan over a medium high heat.
- Add the beef strips once wok is hot and fry till lightly golden. (this is important as you want to sear the beef (do not use a frying pan or wok that is too small, the beef should not overcrowd the pan)
- Remove and set aside.
- Add the sauce to the wok and heat until it reduces down and thickens a little.
- Add the beef strips back into the wok with the sauce and fry for a further 2 mins just to coat the beef in the sauce.
- Sprinkle with finely sliced spring onions and a pinch of sesame seeds.
- Serve with your choice of sides.
This recipe is gluten free and dairy free friendly
- Gluten Free - use gluten free soy sauce
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Nutrition InformationYield 3 Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per Serving Calories 282Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 48mgSodium 628mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 2gSugar 8gProtein 18g
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Glynis Nickerson says
Just made this for main meal and it was fantastis - so easy and tasty
Debbie Eden says
Absolutely amazing and so easy to make!
Natalie Hall says
This was delicious!!