There’s so much to love about Asian cuisine. With so many delicious national and regional cuisines to admire and practice cooking, one of my most favourite is undoubtedly Japanese food. Whether you’re talking about backstreet izakayas or the incredible array of fine-dining institutions, there’s no shortage of wonderful flavours to try if you ever have the chance to visit. With this in mind, I’ve decided to come up with a super easy spin on a timeless Japanese dish – teriyaki beef.
Making the most of some classic Japanese flavours, this recipe is made especially convenient thanks to a slow cooker. This way, you can ensure the beef you choose to cook with is incredibly tender, plus takes hardly any effort to prepare. Alongside a wealth of fresh Asian vegetables, herbs and spices, crafting this dish in your own home will instantly transport you to the best Japanese street food market around.
For a delightful dinner on the weekend, simply throw everything into the slow cooker in the morning and by the evening you’ll have something so rich and flavourful that it might just become a regular meal.
Slow-Cooked Teriyaki Beef Ingredients:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1.5kg blade or chuck beef
- 1 cup beef stock
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup mirin powder
- 1/4 cup cooking sake
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 crushed garlic cloves
- 2 tsp finely grated ginger
- Sesame seeds
- Sliced green shallots
How To Make Japanese Teriyaki Beef:
- Turn on your pan to medium-high heat and add the oil.
- Add the beef and cook for around ten minutes until browned on the outside. Then add this to your slow cooker.
- Inside, add the soy sauce, mirin powder, sake, sugar, garlic and ginger in a jug. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
- Pour over the beef, then cover and cook at a low temperature for around eight hours or until tender.
- Once finished, shred the beef using two forks. Take the sauce from the slow cooker and coat the meat.
- When ready to serve, add toasted sesame seeds, shallots and fresh chilli on a bed of rice. Feast!
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Although this recipe might take a few hours to cook, there’s hardly any effort required to ensure it turns out perfect. Simply stir your beef and sauce mixture every so often and the slow cooker will do all the work for you. For a range of other quick and easy meal ideas, read through the rest of Cedric Okiorina’s food blog and produce something wonderfully vibrant and satisfying.