Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spicy Teriyaki Beef Bowl Recipe

One of the most popular recipes on here has been my Orange Honey Teriyaki Chicken recipe. It's a favorite in our house too so I've been thrilled that y'all have enjoyed it so much. It helps me know my tastebuds aren't completely crazy. I really appreciate hearing back from y'all on stuff like that.

One of my good friends has asked a couple times if I had a good sauce recipe for beef stir fry type meals. I didn't. So I decided that was something I should remedy.

Since the Orange Honey Teriyaki Chicken recipe was such a success, I decided to use that recipe as inspiration for my teriyaki beef sauce recipe. I made it less sweet, a touch spicier, and thicker because we're wanting a lovely sauce, not a marinade.  

I made ours with snow peas but you could also use broccoli or bok choy to get more veggies in. Or you could take it a step further and just use those three veggies and substitute veggie broth for a nice vegetarian entree option.

Spicy Teriyaki Beef Bowls
Serves 4

1 lb. steak, sliced thinly
1 1b. snow peas
2 cups cooked rice
3-4 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped optional...I like cilantro :)

2/3 c. broth
1/3 c. soy sauce
1 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. ground ginger (you can use fresh)
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 c. honey
1 tbsp. cornstarch

In a bowl, stir together sauce ingredients, except cornstarch. Scoop out about 1/2 cup of the sauce and place it in another bowl. Add the sliced steak to the separated sauce and allow to marinade for at least 10 minutes and up to two hours.

Pour the remaining sauce into a skillet. Whisk in cornstarch. Cook, whisking frequently, over medium heat until thickened about 5-8 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat a wok or skillet to high. Drizzle in a bit of oil. Drain the marinade from the steak and add the meat to the heated pan along with the snow peas. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in the thickened sauce and cook for another minute or two until.

Serve piping hot over rice. Top with green onions and a bit of cilantro (optional).


  1. Oh. Oh. Oh ... am I the friend?? If so, thank you. If not, you have other friends? We have to talk about this in-friendelity!

    BTW--YOU should use fresh ginger. I'll convert you some day!

  2. This is dinner tonight. Of course mines vegetarian because I like to be a flexitarian. And I serving mine over soba noodles.


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