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beef teriyaki stir-fry(quick and easy recipe)

 

beef teriyaki stir-fry.

Thin beef slices stir-fried in homemade teriyaki sauce, tossed in with your favorite veggies gives you endless possibilities of quick lunch or dinner meals.

 

Tasty, convenient, made with just a few ingredients and made in a single cooking utensil(wok, frying pan).

This quick stir-fried beef recipe is a favorite with everyone.

 

Here are all the reasons why you need to make beef teriyaki at home.

  • You can make as much as you need
  • Control the level of salt you add.
  • Use fresh ingredients knowing your homemade teriyaki sauce doesn’t have any harmful additives
  • Get rid of all the leftover vegetables before buying new ones.

spoon holding some beef teriyaki.

Meal ideas for your teriyaki beef stir-fry.

  • Serve with a bowl of rice.
  • Toss in cooked noodles and you can have a quickly stir-fried noodle dinner.
  • Serve over some parathas or make a wrap out of teriyaki beef.
  • Buttered and lightly grilled baguettes or rustic bread can easily be your lunch.

close up of a wooden spoon holding pieces of beef teriyaki.

Plan ahead and make it easier to make a meal with teriyaki beef.

 

Make the teriyaki sauce, cut the stir-frying vegetables and marinate the beef. store them in individual containers and refrigerate them. 

 

Once you come home from work, all you have to do is spend 20-30 minutes in the kitchen assembling and cooking the beef stir-fry.

 

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beef teriyaki stir-fry. Thin beef slices stir-fried in teriyaki sauce made at home and tossed in with your favorite veggies gives you endless possibilities of quick lunch or dinner meals.

Utensils and appliances needed.

Chopping board/knife

Small cooking pot to make the teriaki sauce.

Small bowl mix cornflour

Wok or large frying pan

Plate

 

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Storing- you can refrigerate the beef teriyaki for 2 days.

 

Freezing- pack them in foil containers and freeze, if possible remove the cauliflower, broccoli before freezing as they don’t do well and can ruin the teriyaki beef.

 

Reheating- leave out the dish to reach room temperature, transfer to a cooking pan, add a few tablespoons of water and cook over low fire to heat the beef teriyaki.

 

Stop food waste by-only make as much as you need. 

Refrigerate and use within the given period above.

 

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How to make

beef teriyaki

stir-fry.

 

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients.

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

500g of thinly sliced beef(preferably skirt steak, flank steak, sirloin, make sure you cut them really thin)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 large bell cut into thin slices, seeds discarded

1 small head of cauliflower(250g) 

 

To make the teriyaki sauce

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup brown sugar(substitute with white sugar or honey)

1 tablespoon of minced ginger

1 tablespoon of minced garlic

1 teaspoon of vegetable oil(or coconut oil)

1 tablespoon of cornstarch

4 tablespoons of water

1 teaspoon of red chilli flakes(optional to add heat to the sauce)

1 tablespoon of sesame seeds(optional for garnish)

 

Method

How to cook the beef

for the beef teriyaki.

 

Since you will need to cook the beef very quickly, on high heat, follow the following instructions to prepare the beef for the stir-fry.

Choose the right cut of beef(mentioned above). 

Cut against the grain. 

Keeping in mind, that beef shrinks in size when cooked, cut the beef into very thin bite-size pieces.

 

How to marinate the

beef for the teriyaki

stir-fry.

 

Place the beef in a bowl then marinate the beef slices with salt(1/2 tsp)and pepper(1/2 tsp) for 10-20 minutes. 

 

How to prepare the
vegetables for the
beef stir-fry.

 

For the vegetables, in beef teriyaki, you can use, any type of vegetable that cooks fast. I used cauliflower because that’s what I had.

 

For example, broccoli, button mushrooms, green peas, asparagus and green beans.

 

How to cut the cauliflower.

Wash the cauliflower. break the cauliflower into large florets and then cut them into smaller florets.

 

Cut the bell pepper into thin slices and discard the seeds.

 

 

Making the teriyaki sauce. 

 

Into a small pan add, sugar(1/4 cup), water(1/2 cup), soy sauce(1/4 cup). minced ginger and garlic(1 tbs), oil(1 tbs). 

 

Over low heat, cook the ingredients until sugar dissolves. 2 minutes. 

 

While the sauce is still cooking over low heat. dissolve cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of warm water and add the cornstarch mixture to the teriyaki sauce. 

 

Slowly stir until the teriyaki sauce thickens, check if the sauce is seasoned to your preference like salt and sugar.

 

Over low heat, cook the ingredients until sugar dissolves. 2 minutes. 

A spoon of homemade teriyaki sauce.

 

 

Add oil to the wok/frying pan, once the oil is warm add the beef and stir-fry the beef until they are cooked through, regulate heat between medium, high and medium again.

 

Stir-fry between 5-10 minutes.stir-fried beef slices in a wok.

 

 

Once done, transfer the beef slices to a plate.

Wipe or wash away any dark bits leftover by stirfrying the beef.

Add oil(1 tablespoon) followed by cauliflower, bell pepper slices into the wok, season with a pinch of salt and stir-fry the vegetables for 3-5 minutes over low-medium fire.

The vegetables need to be a little soft and crispy.

 

You can add a few tablespoons(2-3) of water to soften them if need be.

stir-fried cauliflower and bell pepper for beef teriyaki.

 

 

Add the crispy stir-fried beef into the wok and combine well over low heat.

 

 

Reduce heat and add the homemade teriyaki sauce onto the beef slices and vegetables. cook over medium heat.

 

Check for seasoning and serve warm.

Always serve the beef teriyaki warm.

 

Yield: 4

beef teriyaki stir-fry(quick and easy recipe)

beef teriyaki stir-fry(quick and easy recipe)
beef teriyaki stir-fry.

Thin beef slices stir-fried in homemade teriyaki sauce, tossed in with your favorite veggies gives you endless possibilities of quick lunch or dinner meals.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • 500g of thinly sliced beef(preferably skirt steak, flank steak, sirloin, make sure you cut them really thin)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large bell cut into thin slices, seeds discarded
  • 1 small head of cauliflower(250g)
  • To make the teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar(substitute with white sugar or honey)
  • 1 tablespoon of minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil(or coconut oil)
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons of water
  • 1 teaspoon of red chilli flakes(optional to add heat to the sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds(optional for garnish)

Instructions

    How to cut the beef for the beef teriyaki.

    Since you will need to cook the beef very quickly, on high heat, follow the following instructions to prepare the beef for the stir-fry.

    Choose the right cut of beef(mentioned above). 

    Cut against the grain. 

    Keeping in mind, that beef shrinks in size when cooked, cut the beef into very thin bite-size pieces.

    How to marinate the beef for the teriyaki stir-fry.

    Place the beef in a bowl then marinate the beef slices with salt(1/2 tsp)and pepper(1/2 tsp) for 10-20 minutes. 

    How to prepare the vegetables for the beef teriyaki.

    For the vegetables, in beef teriyaki, you can use, any type of vegetable that cooks fast. I used cauliflower because that’s what I had.

    For example, broccoli, button mushrooms, green peas, asparagus and green beans are great options instead of cauliflower.

    How to cut the cauliflower for the beef teriyaki.

    Wash the cauliflower. break the cauliflower into large florets and then cut them into smaller florets.

    Cut the bell pepper into thin slices and discard the seeds.

    Making the teriyaki sauce. 

    Into a small pan add, sugar(1/4 cup), water(1/2 cup), soy sauce(1/4 cup). minced ginger and garlic(1 tbs), oil(1 tbs). 

    Over low heat, cook the ingredients until sugar dissolves. 2 minutes. 

    While the sauce is still cooking over low heat. dissolve cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of warm water and add the cornstarch mixture to the teriyaki sauce. 

    Slowly stir until the teriyaki sauce thickens, check if the sauce is seasoned to your preference like salt and sugar.

    Add oil to the wok/frying pan, once the oil is warm add the beef and stir-fry the beef until they are cooked through, regulate heat between medium, high and medium again.

    Stir-fry between 5-10 minutes.

    Once done, transfer the beef slices to a plate.

    Wipe or wash away any dark bits leftover by stirfrying the beef.

    Add oil(1 tablespoon) followed by cauliflower, bell pepper slices into the wok, season with a pinch of salt and stir-fry the vegetables for 3-5 minutes over low-medium fire.

    The vegetables need to be a little soft and crispy.

     

    You can add a few tablespoons(2-3) of water to soften them if need be.

    Add the crispy stir-fried beef into the wok and combine well over low heat.

    Reduce heat and add the homemade teriyaki sauce onto the beef slices and vegetables. cook over medium heat.

    Check for seasoning and serve warm.

    Always serve the beef teriyaki warm.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 470Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 1412mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 36g

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