Is it just me or does the crazy begin when August does? With kids in school, August is full of registration, shopping, hair appointments, tuition payments, etc and I need FAST dinners. I saw that sirloin steak was on sale and these Sweet Teriyaki Steak Bites came to mind. This is a delicious, easy, 30 minute meal!
Sirloin steak is sauteed with ground ginger and coriander until just barely done. Then cook onions, bell pepper and garlic in the steak juices. Make a quick sauce with teriyaki sauce, soy, sesame oil, brown sugar, sriracha and cornstarch. Pour over the steak and veggies, let it thicken, then serve over rice. It’s SO easy and my whole family gobbled this up!
Your Grocery List
This recipes uses several pantry staples so you may not need much from the grocery store.
- Sirloin steak
- Onion (red, yellow or white)
- Bell pepper (any color)
- Ground ginger
- Ground coriander
- Teriyaki sauce
- Soy sauce
- Sesame oil
- Brown sugar
- Sesame Seeds
How to Make Sweet Teriyaki Steak Bites
First, you’ll need a few pounds of sirloin steak. Since this kind of steak can get tough quickly, either cut into small pieces or slice thin against the grain.
Also, don’t overcook! The steak was still pretty pink when I removed it from the pan because I knew it would cook more when I added it back in. Cook for just 5 minutes with salt, pepper, ground ginger and ground coriander.
The ground coriander is a must! It’s used often in Asian cooking and has an earthy citrus aroma and taste. I love it!
Remove the steak, then cook the onions and peppers for 5 minutes. While they are cooking, make the sauce.
Whisk teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, sriracha, and cornstarch together. Then add garlic to the vegetables, then steak, and stir to combine. Pour the sauce over everything and it will thicken within seconds. Sweet Teriyaki Steak Bites are done!
Serve over rice then top with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
Sponsored post for Lee’s Marketplace. Ingredients on sale August 10-16: sirloin steak, bell peppers, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds
Sweet Teriyaki Steak Bites
- 2 tablespoons high heat cooking oil, (canola, vegetable or avocado)
- 3 lbs beef sirloin steak, cubed or sliced thin
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 onion (red, white or yellow), diced
- 3 cloves garlic
- 3/4 cup teriyaki sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons sriracha
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Cooked white or brown rice, for serving
- sesame seeds, for garnish
- Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium-high then add oil. Add steak, ginger, coriander, salt and pepper then stir to combine. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until steak is browned but still pink in the middle. Remove steak, place on a plate then set aside.
- Add bell peppers and onion to skillet then cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- While vegetables are cooking make sauce by adding teriyaki, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, sriracha, and cornstarch to a bowl. Whisk until no lumps of cornstarch remain.
- When vegetables are softened, add garlic, stir to combine then continue cooking for 2 minutes. Add steak back to skillet.
- Add sauce, stir to combine with steak and vegetables, bring to a slight boil, then reduce heat. Sauce should thicken within a couple of minutes.
- Serve over rice and garnish with sesame seeds.
- Feel free to add more vegetables such as broccoli, green beans, snap peas, or carrots.
- If sauce gets too thick, just add a little more teriyaki sauce or water.
- Add more sriracha if you like it spicy!