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Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki Recipe

Who’s up for turning their slow cooker into a magic show? Picture this: tender, flavorful beef teriyaki that cooks itself while you binge on your favorite series.

This slow cooker beef teriyaki recipe is a no-brainer for anyone who wants deliciousness on autopilot. Throw in the ingredients in the morning and come home to a delicious aroma! Let’s get into this savory dish that’s about to top your dinner playlist!

Frequently Asked Questions

What cut of beef works best for this recipe?

Skirt steak is perfect as it soaks up the marinade and turns beautifully tender under the slow, moist heat of the slow cooker.

Can I use fresh ginger instead of ginger powder?

Absolutely! Fresh ginger will give a more vibrant kick. Just use a one-inch piece, finely grated.

Is it possible to make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, just swap the soy sauce for a gluten-free tamari or coconut aminos and you’re good to go.

What can I serve with beef teriyaki?

Steamed rice or noodles make for great companions. For a low-carb option, try cauliflower rice.

How spicy is this recipe?

This version isn’t spicy, but if you like some heat, a squirt of sriracha or a sprinkle of chili flakes will fire it up.

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Ingredients and Their Roles

  • Teriyaki marinated beef skirt steak: This is the star of the show, offering a robust flavor and tender texture.
  • Soy sauce: Adds the salty umami flavor that is synonymous with teriyaki.
  • Water: Helps in creating the right consistency for the sauce without overpowering the other ingredients.
  • Brown sugar: Balances the saltiness with a touch of sweetness and helps caramelize the sauce.
  • Minced garlic: Brings a punch of flavor, adding depth to the teriyaki sauce.
  • Ginger powder: Adds a warm, spicy kick that complements the sweetness.
  • Honey: Enhances the natural sweetness and stickiness of the sauce.
  • Cornstarch: Thickens the sauce, making it glossy and rich.
  • Broccoli: Adds color, texture, and ups the health factor, making the dish a rounded meal.
  • Green onions: Provide a burst of color and a fresh, sharp contrast to the sweet and savory elements.

Perfect for Weeknights

This slow cooker beef teriyaki is a weeknight wonder. Why? Because it’s all about setting and forgetting. Prep in the morning takes minimal time—just a quick assembly of ingredients—and by dinner, it’s ready to serve. No fussing over the stove after a long day. Plus, it’s a crowd-pleaser, meaning less grumbling and more “mmm’s.”

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Storing Leftovers

Leftover beef teriyaki keeps well in the fridge for up to three days when stored in an airtight container. Reheat it gently in the microwave or on the stove with a splash of water to keep the beef moist. It’s just as good the next day, making your lunch break something to look forward to!

Cooking with Kids

Get the little chefs on board by letting them help with safe tasks:

  • Measuring and mixing the sauce ingredients.
  • Rinsing and adding the broccoli.
  • Sprinkling the green onions on top before serving.

It’s a fun way to teach them about cooking and nutrition, plus they’re more likely to eat what they’ve helped make!

Why This Recipe Works

The slow cooker does more than just simplify cooking; it enhances the flavors by giving them time to meld together beautifully. The ingredients are basic but impactful, creating a balance of sweet, salty, and savory that pleases the palate. The beef becomes fork-tender, the broccoli steams to perfection, and the sauce thickens just right. It’s a low-effort, high-reward kind of meal that keeps on giving—whether it’s praise from the dinner table or time back in your evening routine.

So, plug in that slow cooker, set it, and forget it until dinnertime. Your future self will thank you as you tuck into this comforting bowl of beef teriyaki bliss!

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Slow Cooker Beef and Teriyaki
Yield: 4 servings

Slow Cooker Beef and Teriyaki

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours

Dive into this slow cooker beef teriyaki recipe for a no-fuss dinner delight. Just set it up in the morning and come home to a succulent, saucy meal that's ready to enjoy.


  • 1 1/2 lbs teriyaki marinated beef skirt steak
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ginger powder
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • Green onions


  1. Remove the steak from the marinade and slice into bite size pieces. 
  2. Add the sliced steak to the slow cooker with the marinade. 
  3. Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, garlic, and water.  
  4. Set the slow cooker to high and cook for 4 hours.  
  5. Once cooked, remove the steak and whisk in the cornstarch.  
  6. Add the steak back with the broccoli and cook on high for 1 more hour.  
  7. Serve with rice, and garnish with green onions.  

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 380Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 31mgSodium 8336mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 3gSugar 41gProtein 26g

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