Teriyaki Beef Skewers

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Tender pieces of sirloin steak marinated in an Asian-inspired sauce and cooked on a hot grill.


  • 1 ⁄3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 ⁄4 cup plus 2 tbsp water divided
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mirin rice wine
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 11 ⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 pounds top sirloin steak cut into 1 ½ inch cubes
  • 2 cups pineapple wedges cut into 1 ½ inch cubes
  • 1 cup diced red onion cut into 1 ½ inch cubes
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onion
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves


  1. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together soy sauce, ¾ cup water, honey, rice vinegar, mirin rice wine, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic.
  2. Reserve ½ cup of the teriyaki sauce mixture.
  3. In a resealable plastic bag and cubed beef and ½ cup of the reserved teriyaki sauce mixture.
  4. Marinate the beef for at least 30 minutes or overnight in a refrigerator.
  5. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before cooking.
  6. Add the remaining teriyaki sauce mixture to a small saucepan, should be about 1 cup.
  7. In a small bowl mix together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water to make a cornstarch slurry.
  8. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for 1 minute.
  9. Add the cornstarch slurry to the boiling sauce, and whisk to combine.
  10. Continuously stir until a nice and thick sauce coats the back of a spoon, 30 to 60 seconds. Set sauce aside.
  11. Thread marinated beef, pineapple wedges and red onion on skewers.
  12. Heat grill to medium-high. Add a small amount of vegetable oil on a folded piece of paper towel, and then carefully grease the grill with the oil.
  13. Once the grill is very hot, add the teriyaki beef skewers and discard the marinade.
  14. Cook on one side uncovered for 3 minutes.
  15. Flip over and cook another 3 minutes.
  16. Cook on the remaining sides for 1 minute per side, or until the internal temperature of the beef reaches 130°F for medium-rare, or 140°F for medium.
  17. Allow meat to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  18. Glaze skewers with teriyaki sauce and garnish with sesame seeds, green onions, and cilantro leaves.
  19. Serve extra teriyaki sauce on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Beef Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1574 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 535mg178%
Sodium 515mg21%
Potassium 3304mg94%
Carbohydrates 111g37%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 103g114%
Protein 203g406%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Calcium 200mg20%
Iron 15.1mg84%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.