Beef Teriyaki

Before I was born, my parents lived on the island of Okinawa in Japan. My mom brought this recipe for Beef Teriyaki home with her. It’s been a family favorite my whole life.

A key to success with this dish is to purchase the leanest sirloin steak you can find and slice it super thin.

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Beef Teriyaki

  • 1-½ to 2 pounds sirloin steak, pounded thin, and sliced into 1-½ -inch long super-thin slices; all fat and gristle removed
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 to ½ cup soy sauce
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

In a large bowl, combine ginger, garlic, Mirin, brown sugar, soy sauce, and green onions. Add the beef and mix well. Marinate for 30 minutes.

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add in beef. Cook, stirring often, until marinade is evaporated and meat has carmelized.

Serve with cooked carrots and edamame over hot, cooked rice.

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Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Buddha Bowl

Our doctors tell us over and over to eat healthfully. One part of that is eating fresh. Here’s a low-fat, lots-of-veggies, quick-fix dinner that’s full of flavor.

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Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Buddha Bowl

  • 2 cups white or sushi rice
  • 3.5 cups water
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into 3 pieces each, flattened
  • 2 Tbsp Sriracha (more if you want it spicier)
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 3-inch piece of daikon, grated (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

For marinade: Combine Sriracha, soy sauce, honey, and Mirin. Place chicken pieces in marinade.

While chicken is marinating, combine rice and water in medium saucepan and bring to a boil; cover and simmer exactly 20 minutes. Set aside.

To prepare chicken: Heat vegetable oil in large skillet. Add garlic and sauté 2 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade and add to skillet; discard marinade. Cook chicken, turning occasionally, until cooked through, about 15 minutes. While chicken is cooking, boil or steam broccoli and carrots; drain.

To assemble: Place a serving of rice in bowl, top with broccoli, carrots, daikon, and chicken. Top with sesame seeds, if desired. Serve hot.