Thickened teriyaki sauce on meat and rice

Teriyaki Sauce

I love teriyaki.  In fact, it’s one of my favorite ways to season chicken and burgers, but I don’t like to buy teriyaki sauce.  It can be expensive, and there is no reason to spend money to buy the pre-made sauce.  Teriyaki  is one of the easiest sauces to make because it is made from ingredients that most people already have on hand.   The sauce can be used as a marinade or thickened to be brushed on like a barbecue sauce.  Sometimes, I have been known to do both.

teriyaki marinade has been poured over the chicken and frozen for an easy grilling optionPouring this sauce over chicken pieces before freezing provides you with pre-marinated chicken for the grill, crock pot, or stove top.  Stirring a couple of tablespoons of the sauce into a pound of ground beef or turkey makes delicious teriyaki flavored burgers.Grilled teriyaki seasoned burgers

Adding the optional corn starch to the sauce before heating on thickens it up to provide a topping or glaze for meats and kabobs.  The thickened sauce is good on meats, rice, and vegetables.The teriyaki sauce is thickened with cornstarch

It’s versatile sauce that’s simple to make.  Here’s the recipe.  Give it a try and let us know what you think.

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Teriyaki Sauce
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Asian
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Serves: 1 cup
This makes a delicious marinade for meat, and a couple of tablespoons stirred into a pound of ground beef or turkey makes delicious teriyaki flavored burgers. If you stir in the optional corn starch and bring to a boil on the stove, you create a thickened teriyaki style barbecue sauce.
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4½ teaspoons of red wine vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder (or 1 clove garlic finely minced)
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch (optional)
  1. Mix soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, and garlic together.
  2. Stir until well combined. At this point, the sauce can be used as a marinade or used to season ground meat for burgers.
  3. If you want a thicker teriyaki sauce to brush onto meats or use as a topping, stir the cornstarch into the sauce and bring it to a boil.
  4. Boil for one to two minutes until sauce begins to thicken.
  5. Brush the thickened sauce onto meat or vegetables or pour over rice.


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