It used to be one of our favorite meals but it had also been quite a long time since I had made it. Stupidly, I should have checked my pantry beforehand, but I was convinced I had Teriyaki sauce on hand.
Well, no, I didn't and honestly didn't even realize it until I had sliced up the beef and was ready to start making dinner.
One thing I'm always talking about on my main blog, is my belief that you don't need to always buy everything you run out of, because most of what you buy at the store can be easily made at home and much healthier too.
I quickly went on the hunt for a good homemade teriyaki sauce, and found one over on Taste and Tell. It came out so good and it was easy to make.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
1 cup water
5 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1-2 tablespoons honey
1 large clove of garlic, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
Combine the 1 cup water, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger in a medium saucepan and set over medium heat.
In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the 1/4 cup water and whisk until dissolved. Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan.
Heat the sauce until it thickens to your desired thickness. If the sauce becomes too thick, add more water to thin it out.
**I omitted the first two steps because I was in a hurry, so I basically sprinkled the cornstarch over the meat and stirred well to make sure it was well incorporated. Dumped the meat, and sliced onion into the skillet, then added all the other ingredients and mixed well.
Then cooked the steak as I normally would. It turned out really well and was delicious.