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.

There is nothing quite like enjoying a good steak. I recommend trying this Strip Steak, these Grilled Steak Kabobs, and these Airy Fryer Steak Bites for more of my favorite steak recipes.

An overhead, close up picture of the finished Teriyaki Steak Tips garnished with sesame seeds and green onions.

You will love these Teriyaki Beef Tips

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!

Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce in a glass jar.

Teriyaki Steak Recipe ingredients

Per Serving Cost: $5.96

Recipe Cost: $23.84

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil – $0.12
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic paste – $0.50
  • 1 Tablespoon grated ginger – $0.05
  • 8 ounce can crushed pineapple – $1.39
  • ½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce  – $1.20
  • ½ cup + 1 Tablespoon water- $0.00
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar – $0.30
  • ¼ cup honey – $0.72
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar – $0.50
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil – $0.03
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes – $0.02
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch – $0.03
  • 2 pounds sirloin steak tips – $18.98

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in December 2023.

All of the ingredients needed to make this homemade Teriyaki Steak Tips recipe.

Tools for Teriyaki Steak Tips

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden mixing spoon
  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Skillet

How to make Teriyaki Steak bites

  1. Make the pineapple teriyaki sauce and simmer for 10 minutes before removing it from the heat.
  2. Cook the steak tips in a skillet for two minutes on each side.
  3. 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.

A picture collage of how to make this Teriyaki Steak Tips recipe.

Steak Teriyaki variations

  • 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.

How to serve Teriyaki Steak Bites

I recommend serving these steak bites over coconut rice and with some grilled pineapple.

This is a restaurant-quality recipe that takes only forty-five minutes to make.

It costs approximately $23.84 to make. The recipe makes four servings and costs around $5.96 to make.

Storing Teriyaki Steak Bites

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.

Teriyaki Steak Tips in a skillet with a pineapple, garlic bulb, and ginger in the background.

Teriyaki Steak Recipe FAQs

What goes well with teriyaki steak?

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.

How do you make steak tips tender?

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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An overhead picture of a pan full of the finished Teriyaki Steak Tips.
4.41 from 10 votes

Pineapple Teriyaki Steak Tips

Recipe Cost $ $23.84
Serving Cost $ $5.96
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
4 people
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!


  • measuring cups and spoons
  • liquid measuring cup
  • saucepan
  • wooden mixing spoon
  • whisk
  • mixing bowl
  • skillet




  • 2 pounds sirloin steak tips cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground pepper to taste



  • 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.


  • 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. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1207mg | Potassium: 1097mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 7mg

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  1. That sauce looks delicious! What a great family dinner.

  2. This recipe is making me hungry and my mouth water. I’m so excited to try these steak tips. Looks amazing and so tasty! Can’t wait!

  3. Taylor Kiser says:

    No need for takeout when this is so easy to make! The taste is way better too!

  4. I love sweet-salty sauces like your pineapple teriyaki sauce. My family will love this. Serving the steak in lettuce wraps is such a great idea!