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Simple Beef Teriyaki Recipe

Typical beef teriyaki may not seem non-Paleo at first (after all, the main ingredient is red meat). But when you start looking at how teriyaki sauce is prepared, this illusion quickly falls apart.

Simple Beef Teriyaki

Homemade teriyaki sauces are stuffed full of ingredients like soy sauce, brown sugar, and even corn meal, and beef teriyaki that you find when going out to eat can include a host of other chemicals and ingredients you just don’t want in your body.

Does this mean beef teriyaki is a food to say goodbye to? Absolutely not! In this dish by making some smart Paleo-substitutions, you can enjoy this dish once again.

In this recipe, you’ll be preparing both your teriyaki sauce and meat in under 40 minutes – while this won’t be the quickest dinner you could make, it’s still fairly simple and worth the effort.

Instead of the typical non-Paleo items you would need for teriyaki sauce; you’ll be using Paleo staples like coconut aminos, raw honey, and tapioca starch – remember that these can be a little trickier to find in the grocery store, so advance planning is needed if you don’t have these items on hand.

For this dish, we love the idea of serving it up as a beef teriyaki bowl. To accomplish this, you’ll need to prep a few more items as well: Try serving the beef over cauliflower rice. Then, pick your favorite brassica (broccoli and bok choy work well) to sauté and add to your bowl.

Simple Beef Teriyaki Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 15 min Cook: 20min

Ingredients

Simple Beef Teriyaki Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Melt some cooking fat in a saucepan over medium-low heat and add the garlic and ginger, cooking for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Pour in the wine and bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer until dissolved by half.
  3. Add in the coconut aminos, raw honey, and pear juice. Simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Mix the tapioca starch with 1 tbsp. of cold water and pour in the sauce, stirring until the sauce thickens.
  5. Keep over low heat while you start to cook the steaks.
  6. Melt some cooking fat in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Brown the steak slices, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  8. Add in the green onions and pour in half of the sauce.
  9. Cook everything, tossing gently, for 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Serve the steak topped with the remaining sauce and sesame seeds.
Simple Beef Teriyaki Recipe
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Simple Beef Teriyaki Recipe

Missing out on a sweet and savory beef teriyaki? With this recipe, smart Paleo substitutions brings this dish back into your life.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Beef, teriyaki-style
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 367kcal
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. flank steak sliced
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh pear juice
  • 4 tbsp. dry white wine
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tbsp. tapioca or potato starch
  • Sesame seeds to garnish (optional)
  • Cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Melt some cooking fat in a saucepan over medium-low heat and add the garlic and ginger, cooking 1 to 2 minutes.
    2 garlic cloves, 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, Cooking fat, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pour in the wine and bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer until dissolved by half.
    4 tbsp. dry white wine
  • Add in the coconut aminos, raw honey, and pear juice. Simmer 12 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
    1/2 cup coconut aminos, 1/4 cup raw honey, 1/4 cup fresh pear juice
  • Mix the tapioca starch with 1 tbsp. of cold water and pour in the sauce, stirring until the sauce thickens.
    1 tbsp. tapioca or potato starch
  • Keep over low heat while you start to cook the steaks.
    1 1/2 lbs. flank steak
  • Melt some cooking fat in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Brown the steak slices, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Add in the green onions and pour in half of the sauce.
    2 green onions
  • Cook everything, tossing gently, for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve the steak topped with the remaining sauce and sesame seeds.
    Sesame seeds

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 773mg | Potassium: 660mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg