Easy 20 Minute Beef Teriyaki

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Easy 20 Minute Beef Teriyaki. Tender, juicy and smothered with a homemade teriyaki sauce. So much better than takeout!

Teriyaki beef in a skillet with a wooden spoon.

Hi guys! It’s Kelley back from Chef Savvy! Today I am sharing this Easy Beef Teriyaki! A quick and easy dinner that is ready in under 20 minutes!

I love making my own teriyaki sauce at home. It’s just as flavorful, super easy and a lot healthier. I adapted this sauce from my Easy Chicken Teriyaki.

Beef teriyaki in a white bowl garnished with scallions and eating with black chopsticks.

The teriyaki sauce consists of soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, fish sauce, ginger, garlic and brown sugar. The sauce gets nice and thick with a simple cornstarch slurry (1 teaspoon cornstarch + 1 tablespoon cold water).

I like to serve my Beef Teriyaki over fried rice or noodles. Either way it’s awesome. Enjoy!

Up close photo of beef teriyaki garnished with sesame seeds and green scallions with a wooden spoon stirring it up.

Easy Beef Teriyaki

4.84 from 6 votes
Easy 20 Minute Beef Teriyaki. Tender, juicy and smothered with a homemade teriyaki sauce. So much better than takeout!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound flank steak sliced against the grain and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons oil divided
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ teaspoon ginger minced
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup mirin
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • a couple of dashes of fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Toss the beef in the cornstarch and place in the fridge for 10 minutes while you are making the sauce and heating up the oil.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet.
  • When the oil is nice and hot add in the steak (I had to do two batches to avoid overcrowding the pan). Sauté until browned on both side, 3-4 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the same pan.
  • Add in garlic and ginger and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • In a small bowl combine soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, sesame oil and fish sauce.
  • Pour the soy sauce mixture into the pan and bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • In a small bowl mix together the cornstarch and water.
  • Slowly pour in the cornstarch mixture whisking continuously. Continue to cook until your desired thickness.
  • Add steak back to the pan and toss to coat the beef with the sauce.
  • Serve immediately with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.


Serves: 4

Calories393kcal (20%)Carbohydrates34g (11%)Protein27g (54%)Fat17g (26%)Saturated Fat3g (15%)Cholesterol68mg (23%)Sodium1910mg (80%)Potassium464mg (13%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar19g (21%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium40mg (4%)Iron3mg (17%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Kelley Simmons

Kelley is the photographer and chef behind Chef Savvy. She has a background in culinary arts and Kelley has always been a foodie. She loves cooking thai food and exploring new restaurants on the East Coast. She resides in Delaware with her dog daisy.

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  1. HALVED the sauce for 1 lb and marinated overnight. (These cuts of meat require that). Added snow peas. Came out very tender and delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    This was so easy, and soooo good. I currently live 45 miles away from town, where there’s only one Chinese restaurant, so learning how to make the dishes my son and I enjoy is a necessity. I served it over rice with steamed broccoli. Yummy!

  3. 5 stars
    The steak that stays in my memory was a NY strip cooked in a skillet on the range. I was a college student living off-campus. It so far exceeded any steak I had had up to that point that it has become a legend. Now, as a (much) older adult, I like grilling steaks on the back patio with my husband, having a beer, eating boiled peanuts, and talking, while we wait for the charcoal fire to come up. In other words, the steak is great; but I like the ritual, too.

  4. 5 stars
    My roommates and I all adored this! Made it exactly to the recipe and its just as good as takeout for a third of the price. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    I took this delicious recipe and doubled the sauce, added red pepper flakes and sriracha to spice it up a little. Thanks for sharing!

  6. 5 stars
    My go to recipe! My family loves it! I found this recipe awhile back. I hate cooking but this recipe is tasty and easy which is exactly what I’m looking for. Thank you!

  7. I was looking for an easy recipe for beef teriyaki. Yours was simple but flavorful! Thanks for sharing! My family loved it!

  8. I’ve tried this recipe last night and they all loved it! I added chili flakes to add a little bit of spice and it’s sooo good! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  9. Hello, interesting recipe 😉 can’t wait to try it. I want to ask, no need to marinate the beef with the sauce overnight? Thankyou 🙂

  10. I have not tried but i love to cook and these recipes sound very good i will try them and get back to you with my feed back from family .

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