Teriyaki Steak

One of the most famous sauces in the world comes today to Lucho Cooks. It’s sweet and savory, shiny and so delicious. The best part is that it’s also incredibly easy to make! You only need four ingredients to make the sauce, which goes perfectly with a sliced medium-rare steak, served with your favorite steamed vegetables and a big bowl of white rice to catch all that tastiness. Trust me, once you see how easy it is, you’ll never buy bottled teriyaki again.

Preparation Time: 5 min | Cooking Time: 10-15 min | Serves: 2 | Spice level: 0


What you’ll need:

  • Two sirloin steaks (or any other you like more)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • Black pepper

For the sauce

  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp sugar

To garnish and serve

  • Steamed vegetables
  • White rice
  • Chopped scallions/green onions
  • Sesame seeds



  • Start by removing the steaks from the fridge 20-30 minutes before you cook them. It’s always best to cook your steaks when they’ve reached room temperature.
  • Pat them dry with paper towels and generously season both sides with black pepper. Don’t use any sauce, as the sauce will be savory enough.
  • Warm up a heavy frying pan with some vegetable oil. Once the pan is hot, fry the steaks. How long you fry them for will depend on how thick they are and what temperature you like your meat, but for a 1 cm thick steak and a medium temperature, 4-5 minutes on each side should be okay. Make sure you get a nice sear all around the meat.
  • Just a little before the steaks are done, about 1 minute or so, drop in the garlic and the butter. Coat the meat in the garlicky sauce, then remove them from the pan and let them rest for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Use this time to make the sauce: combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and add it to the pan you used to fry the steaks, which should have all the juices and garlic. Mix everything well and let it reduce in medium heat until the sauce thickens.
  • Once the sauce is done, slice your rested steak and transfer it to a plate. Pour the sauce all over it and garnish the dish. You’re all done!
  • Enjoy!


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