My husband, the lucky guy, grew up eating this delicious Japanese steak! This recipe is Myrna Ritz Approved. I discovered this recipe in her cookbook soon after we were married. It is affordable and easy while also delicious and fancy!

I always used to broil it, which is still a great option, especially in the colder months. BUT we love cooking this on the grill when it’s nice out.

I look for Carne Asada meat. Look for very thinly sliced sirloin. Recently my Costco has started selling large packs of it. If you don’t see it in the meat case, just ask! They can slice meat for you.

I separate the meat. I like to buy in bulk so I might use some of it for Carne Asada or Fajitas. Either way I like to separate and label the bags for what I have planned, before tossing them in the freezer. If I have time, I prefer to mix up the different marinades to through in the bags before freezing so they are ready to go later.

Mince the onion, garlic and fresh ginger. Next add in the liquids.

Pour the marinade into the bags then refrigerate or freeze flat for later.

I label what is in the bag, and the month/year.

To BROIL – Spread out on a lightly greased baking sheet in a single layer. Place on the top rack in the oven under the broiler. Watch closely. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side.

To GRILL – DO NOT place the meat straight onto the grill. Use grill mats like these. We love these mats for vegetables, shrimp and fragile meats like fish and Japanese steak. Grill 4-5 minutes on each side.

Love having these frozen stir-fry veggies on hand from Costco.

I always serve with rice and some steamed, grilled or stir-fried veggies.

Teriyaki Steak

Very tender, thinly sliced beef, marinated in a flavorful homemade teriyaki blend, then grilled or broiled.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine Japanese


  • 2 lbs. sirloin steak sliced thin like for carne asada
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced about 2 teaspoons
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated or 1 tsp dry
  • ¼ cup sweet onion, minced


  • Separate the meat slices and place in a Ziploc bag or large bowl. I buy carne asada meat for this. If it's not available, you can ask the butcher or meat guy at the grocery store to slice up some sirloin for you.
  • Combine all the marinade ingredients. Pour the marinade over the meat. Seal the bag and refrigerate or freeze for later. Or cover the bowl and refrigerate.
  • BROIL – Spread out in a single layer on a large cookie sheet and broil. Watch closely and broil for 4-5 minutes on each side.
  • GRILL – Use a grill mat! The meat is too fragile to put straight onto the grill. Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side. The thin slices cook fast.
Keyword grilling, steak