These Teriyaki Steak Tips are cooked to perfection and mixed with a thick and sticky pineapple teriyaki sauce! My family goes crazy for this steak tips recipe!
This recipe costs $16.76 to make four servings. That is about $4.19 per serving.
This recipe is way better than any takeout and can be made in 45 minutes (you can make it in less time if you make the pineapple teriyaki sauce ahead of time). That makes this a great weeknight meal option for busy nights but can also be enjoyed over the weekend with family and friends.
Serve it over rice with some vegetables, and you will have a complete meal. The crispy steak tips are smothered in a homemade sweet pineapple teriyaki marinade that is finger-licking good!
Ingredients and Cost
Per Serving Cost: $4.19
Recipe Cost: $16.76
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil – $0.14
- 1 Tablespoon garlic paste – $0.50
- 1 Tablespoon grated ginger – $0.02
- 8 ounce can crushed pineapple – $0.68
- ½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce – $0.36
- ½ cup + 1 Tablespoon water- $0.00
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar – $0.32
- ¼ cup honey – $0.33
- ½ cup dark brown sugar – $0.29
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil – $0.10
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes – $0.01
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch – $0.03
- 2 pounds sirloin steak tips – $13.98
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
- First, make the pineapple teriyaki sauce and simmer for 10 minutes before removing it from the heat.
- Next, cook the steak tips in a skillet for two minutes on each side.
- Finally, remove the steak tips from the heat and pour half of the Teriyaki sauce over the tips, stirring to cover them all. Serve with vegetables or rice.
- If Pineapple is not desired, it can be omitted from the recipe for a more traditional Teriyaki Sauce.
- Some people like to serve steak tips larger instead of bite-sized, this is fine too but you will need to increase the cooking time.
- You don’t have to use reduced-sodium soy sauce, but it gives you a lot more control over the flavor since soy sauce can be really salty.
Storage & Reheating Tips
SERVE: You can keep these out for about an hour before they will need to be refrigerated.
STORE: Store leftover pineapple teriyaki sauce in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Keep the steak tips in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
FREEZE: You can freeze both the pineapple teriyaki sauce and the steak tips. I suggest you freeze them separately. Place the sauce and steak in separate freezer-safe containers or Ziploc bags and freeze for up to 2 months.
REHEAT SAUCE: Thaw the sauce in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for about an hour. Heat it in small saucepan over medium heat until heated through, about 3-4 minutes.
REHEAT STEAK TIPS: Place the steak in a medium skillet over medium heat and heat until warmed, about 5-8 minutes.
Serve these Teriyaki Steak Tips over rice, noodles, or even in lettuce as lettuce wraps. My coconut rice recipe would be delicious served with this dish.
Make sure you cook the meat to the correct internal temperature. Overcooking results in dry, tough meat. You can also use a meat mallet to tenderize the meat before cooking it physically. This can help break down some of those tough muscle fibers within the meat.
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- Easy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs
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- Chicken Divan Casserole
- Pad See Ew Noodles
- Easy Pork Loin Roast
- Beef Enchiladas
- Easy Pasta Primavera
- Hawaiian Fried Rice
- Stovetop Chicken Souvlaki
- One-Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls
- Grilled Hawaiian Chicken
Pineapple Teriyaki Steak Tips
PINEAPPLE TERIYAKI SAUCE:
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon garlic paste
- 1 Tablespoon grated ginger
- 8 ounce can crushed pineapple undrained
- ½ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup dark brown sugar packed
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 2 pounds sirloin steak tips cut into 2-inch pieces
- Salt to taste
- Ground pepper to taste
- Sesame seeds
- Sliced green onions
MAKE PINEAPPLE TERIYAKI SAUCE:
- Add olive oil, garlic paste, and grated ginger to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat for 1 minute.
- Add in the crushed pineapple, soy sauce, water, vinegar, brown sugar, honey, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes, and cook for 5 minutes.
- Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl to make a slurry, then slowly pour into the saucepan while constantly whisking for 1 minute.
- Let simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from heat.
COOK STEAK TIPS:
- Meanwhile, pat the tips with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper.
- Add the steak to a hot, lightly oiled heavy-bottomed skillet and cook for 2 minutes on each side to get a nice sear. You want the temperature on a kitchen thermometer to read 140 degrees for medium-rare.
- Remove from heat and pour half of the Teriyaki Sauce over the tips and stir to coat. Reserve the other half of the sauce for another recipe.
- Serve with vegetables or rice.
- You can make a half batch of the sauce if you don’t plan to use it in another recipe or double the steak tips in the recipe above.