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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Beef - a delicious and easy to make crockpot dish
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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Beef

A delicious beef dish cooked in your slow cooker with a Japanese style teriyaki sauce made from scratch
Course Main Course
Cuisine Slow Cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 280kcal


For the sauce:

  • 80 ml dark soy sauce
  • 60 ml rice wine
  • 60 ml water
  • 20 g Demerara or brown sugar

For the main dish:

  • 1 onion diced
  • 600 g diced beef
  • 3 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 2 tsp lazy ginger chopped (or 1-2 cm ginger, grated)
  • 4 spring onions chopped
  • Optional: 1 red chilli chopped finely


  • Bring the sauce ingredients to the boil in a small pan and cook until reduced by half and thickened.
  • Brown the beef in batches in a hot pan. I did this dry, without oil, but you can use a little oil if you wish.
  • Place the onion and browned beef in the slow cooker pot.
  • Pour over the sauce, and top with the garlic and ginger.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 7-8 hours.
  • Serve with chopped spring onions and red chillis, over white rice.


Note: as I mentioned above this recipe has a little sauce only. If you would like yours to have more sauce, double the sauce ingredients. Do still reduce the sauce to thicken it before adding to the slow cooker.


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1207mg | Potassium: 636mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3.8mg