Serves: 6-8 people

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking Time:  25 mins

Teriyaki is thought to have originated from the 17th Century — the process of broiling / grilling meat with a sugar based coating to give a glistening affect. Although this dish could be considered a guilty pleasure, it is totally worth it!

Recipe adapted from


  • 500g Beef Stir-Fry Steak Strips
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced 
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce 
  • Ground black pepper 
  • 1/4 cup thick teriyaki sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon corn-starch
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 4 cloves garlic, cut into thin slices 
  • One 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into julienne strips 
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips 
  • 8 ounces green beans, cut in half across 
  • 1 cup julienned carrots 
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips 
  • 4 ounces snow peas, cut in half lengthwise 
  • Cooked white rice, for serving
  • 2 scallions, sliced, for garnish 


  1. Cut the beef into the size pieces that you would like. Put in a bowl and coat with the brown sugar, lime zest, 3 tablespoons of the soy sauce and some black pepper. Set aside for a few minutes while you make the sauce.
  2. Whisk together the teriyaki sauce, corn-starch, sesame oil, rice vinegar, lime juice and remaining 3 tablespoons soy sauce in a bowl.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil. Add the beef and stir-fry until brown around the edges, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
  4. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil to the skillet. Add the garlic, ginger and jalapeno and cook for 30 seconds. Add the green beans, carrots and bell pepper and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the snow peas. Add the beef with its juices and the sauce and cook for another minute.
  5. Serve over rice and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.