Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki [VIDEO]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 6 reviews

Asian food recipes Beef Recipes Slow Cooker

Cook time Cook time: 8 hours

Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki is very easy to make and a perfect weeknight meal. Just add all the ingredients to the crockpot and cook, and I guarantee you will enjoy it!

If you love easy crockpot recipes check out Crockpot Corned BeefCrockpot Asian Short Rib, and Slow Cooker Garlic Sesame Chicken.


Easy Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki

Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki is one of my favorite meals to make in the crockpot. This dish is such a time-saver, also budget-friendly. Teriyaki gives this dish an Asian infused flavor because it’s sweet, and not too salty, which perfectly combines with beef in the crockpot.

This Beef Teriyaki is the first Asian beef recipe I had the kids try and it’s since led to a large variety of recipes they enjoy. This homemade recipe is very tender and flavorful, you can serve it with rice or over noodles.

Makes enough to feed a large family and the leftovers are delicious. Made with simple ingredients, this meal is always in rotation. Serve it with steamed broccoli or a large green salad on the side.


What is Beef Teriyaki?

Teriyaki is thought to have originated from Japan. It is mostly referring to a cooking method and can be used with other various meats. Today, this dish is known worldwide and can be found on pretty much all Asian restaurant’s menu. In our recipe, we used the same cooking technique where beef is glazed with soy sauce, mirin, and sugar.

How do you make Teriyaki Sauce?

Teriyaki sauce is very easy to make, usually, you combine 1 cup of water with brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger in a medium saucepan and put over medium heat.

Once the mixture starts to simmer, combine in a small bowl 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 1/4 cup water and whisk until dissolved. Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan. Heat the sauce until it thickens to your desired thickness.

What to serve with Beef Teriyaki?

This dish goes well with pretty much everything. We like serving it over 


How to store it?

If you have leftovers, you can easily store them. First, let the dish completely cool. Then, transfer to an airtight container, and store for up to 4 days. 

To freeze, transfer it to a freezer-safe dish, and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost prior to serving. 

Recipe Tips:

  • I always say this, but a good meat-centered meal starts with quality meat, preferably use organic meat for this meal.
  • Also, cut the beef into 1-1 1/2 inches chunks, so they hold their shape after cooking.
  • Similarly, cornstarch is a key ingredient in here, do not try to replace it with flour, the results will not be the same.
  • I used a LOT of garlic in this recipe, we love garlic in our family and I think it works really well with the sweet and salty flavors. Feel free to useless if you are not a huge garlic fan.
  • In addition, you can add red pepper flakes for the dish to be spicier.
  • For even more flavor you can add some fresh ginger as well.
  • Using fresh ginger and garlic will add amazing flavor and taste to the sauce.

Tools/Ingredients I used to make the Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki Recipe:

  • Crockpot – very reasonably priced and definitely a kitchen must-have if you are busy.
  • Cornstarch – I prefer using cornstarch instead of flour to thicken sauces, and this organic brand is my favorite.

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5 from 6 reviews

Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki

Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki is very easy to make and a perfect weeknight meal. Just add all the ingredients to the crockpot and cook.

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 8 hours Total time: 8 hrs 10 mins



Nutrition information

0 Calories: 434 Carbohydrates: 23 Protein: 45 Fat: 16 Saturated Fat: 4 Cholesterol: 117 Sodium: 2533 Potassium: 600 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 17 Vitamin A: 5095 Vitamin C: 3.1 Calcium: 48 Iron: 4.9
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Albert Bevia

This looks so tasty, thanks for the tips you mentioned above, that really helps out a lot on making this dish among others.



Amazing and easy dish to make in the slow cooker! Great dish!


Jill Meaks

Tender and delicous, cant get it wrong easy steps to follow and slow cooker does the rest. 



What and easy and delicious dish in the slow cooke, can’t beat it!


Leslie Nelson

What are the measurements for the ingredients in the "make own teriyaki sauce" notation. After 1 cup water, how much brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger? Thank you.


matt minadeo

What are the measurements for the ingredients in the "make own teriyaki sauce" notation. After 1 cup water, how much brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger. Seriously!? 


Hi Matt, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post. It has all the exact ingredients measures as well as step by step instructions. In addition, watch the video tutorial attached for a better guide. Hope that helps



For the teriyaki sauce, I don’t see the recipe card. I also watched the video but it doesn’t show you how to make the teriyaki sauce.


The link to teriyaki sauce is here: you can see the recipe card in the bottom of the post. The video is embedded in the middle of the article. Hope this helps


Tara Pittman

Now that the weather is getting warmer this is awesome. That way I dont have to heat up the house


Celebrate Woman Today

You know how to make each recipe shine and taste. The sauce is the key.


Fatima Torres

I love slow-cooked meals, more so meat. They take on a different flavor and more tender.



This is making me hungry. The beef teriyaki looks so good! I need to make some.



This looks really good! Will quickly become a favorite at my house!


Lisa Joy Thompson

This looks sooo good! I usually do chicken teriyaki, but never think to make beef teriyaki! I bet my family would love this!



Beef teriyaki is always a good idea. My family loves it. Thanks for lovely idea and recipe. I will definitely give your recipe a try next time I'm making a teriyaki



Hi can this be made in instant pot pls ? How long should icook it for pls ? Thanks


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