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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Beef

This Slow Cooker Teriyaki Beef is melt-in-your-mouth tender! We’re using a lightened-up homemade teriyaki sauce that is sweet and tangy and all kinds of delicious. This meal is great for meal prep and can be served alongside rice and veggies or as a sandwich filling!

Servings: 6

Serving Size: 4 oz (113g)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 5-6 hours

Nutrition Facts:  241 calories / 21.5g carbs / 29.5g protein / 4g fat

Nutrition Facts with ½ cup cooked white rice and ½ cup steamed broccoli: 378 calories / 49g carbs / 34.5g protein / 6g fat

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Beef


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • ½ cup soy sauce (or Tamari if gluten-free)

  • ½ cup (110g) packed brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons apple cider or rice wine vinegar

  • 3 garlic cloves (9g), minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 ½ lb (680g) top round beef


  1. Whisk the cornstarch and water together in a small saucepan. Add the soy sauce or Tamari, brown sugar, vinegar, garlic, and ginger. Bring to a simmer over medium heat for 1-2 minutes while whisking. Remove from heat.

  2. Slice beef into thin strips (about ¼-inch wide). Add to the slow cooker along with the teriyaki sauce.

  3. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 5-6 hours, or until the beef is tender and falling apart.

  4. Serve over rice with steamed broccoli. Garnish with green onions or sesame seeds if desired.

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