This Best Teriyaki Sauce recipe is a tangy marinade I use for making beef teriyaki and grilled beef skewers. The ingredients all come together in minutes to make a marinade that adds wonderful flavor to the meat.
If you have ever wondered, how to make your own teriyaki sauce, today is your lucky day.
This Homemade Teriyaki marinade can also be used for ribeye, flank steak, and chicken. It's also really good with these BBQ Beef Skewers and it makes a great teriyaki sauce for salmon.
Today’s recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a tasty meat marinade to put together quickly.
Why You Will Love This Homemade Teriyaki Marinade
It is really easy to put together a teriyaki beef marinade with just a few simple ingredients that you likely have in your pantry. This marinade works for many cuts of beef and you can change up the flavor by just substituting a few ingredients.
This delicious sauce also works well with chicken breasts or chicken tenders for a wonderful teriyaki chicken marinade.
The basic recipe calls for soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. It's nice when you can pull together a sauce with a few pantry staples. Making your own homemade teriyaki sauce can save money too.
Then by adding a few more ingredients you can change up the marinade profile. It is best to marinate meat a few hours or a day before for the best results. It adds great flavor to your favorite meats.
I suggest making it in a large mason jar or a bowl with a spout for easy pouring.
What is Teriyaki Sauce Made of?
For this homemade teriyaki sauce marinade, the main ingredients are:
Soy Sauce –Soy sauce makes a wonderful base for any marinate. I prefer low sodium soy sauce because you can always add salt if needed.
Ginger – While you can use fresh ginger for this recipe, I typically use ground ginger from my spice rack. It adds wonderful flavor and aroma.
Vinegar - you can use rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
Sugar - You can use dark or light brown sugar
Garlic– For best flavor use fresh garlic. If I don't have any, I use minced garlic in a jar. I keep the homemade sauce in my refrigerator and it saves time not having to peel and crush the garlic. The tubed garlic works well too. As a last resort, garlic powder can be used.
For more great recipes ideas:
- Grilled Beef Skewers The perfect beef dish to use this marinade! Absolutely delicious!
- Easy Homemade Steak Marinade - my favorite marinade for beef steaks.
- Skillet Pork Chops - Made with dijon mustard and sweet onions, this is a favorite and they taste wonderful
- Ground Beef Stroganoff - An easy stovetop dinner that is ready in about 30 minutes.
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- Make the sauce ahead of time and keep in your refrigerator.
- Try with
- Discard used marinade that has been in contact with meat.
More Easy Sauce Recipes
Easy Tartar Sauce Recipe - A perfect side sauce for fish or seafood.
Classic Teriyaki Sauce - An AMAZING homemade teriyaki sauce recipe!
Easy Homemade Steak Marinade – my favorite marinade for beef steaks.
Variations, Notes, and Substitutions
You can substitute rice vinegar for the cider vinegar.
You can add a teaspoon of sesame seeds to add a little more flavor.
Serving and Storage Suggestions
Serve with you favorite stir fry recipes.
Can you use marinade as dipping sauce?
Yes you can use unused marinade as a dipping sauce.
Store leftovers in an airtight container.You can freeze the sauce in an airtight container for 6 -8 months.
Best Teriyaki Marinade Recipe
Best Teriyaki Sauce
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- t teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 clove garlic
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- For a thicker sauce see notes below:
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1. Mix all ingredients in a jar or bowl.
- 2. pour over meat for the marinade.
- 3. Keep unused portion in refrigerator
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