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Beef Teppanyaki made Easy

You can make this delicious Beef Teppanyaki at home—no teppan needed! It requires simple and few ingredients and can be done in no time at all! 

Cooked thin cuts of beef sirloin with rice and vegetables on side.

What is Teppanyaki?

Teppanyaki is actually not a dish but rather a Japanese style of cooking using a 'teppan'- a flat iron plate or griddle -to grill or broil or fry food which is 'yaki' in Japanese. It is simply grilling food on a flat iron plate.

In Japan, and dish cooked in teppan is called teppanyaki may it be meat, seafood or noodles. Originally, Japanese families used small grills to prepare food in this way. But modern-day teppanyaki in Japanese Steakhouses involves a large grill with the chef performing skillful maneuvers right in front of the guests. Teppanyaki Steak is one of the popular variations, using wagyu beef.

Ingredients for Beef Teppanyaki

You do not have to go out to enjoy a good teppanyaki dish. If you have a heavy iron skillet then you are good to go!

Teppanyaki Sauce

Another thing that makes good teppanyaki is the sauce. Teppanyaki sauce is normally used for dipping and for cooking itself. Mildly sweet, salty and garlicky sauce enhances the natural flavors of the fresh ingredients used. Other sauces used can also be tart or citrusy.

Common Teppanyaki Sauce uses or combines:

  • soy sauce
  • mirin - similar to sake but sweeter and has less alcohol content
  • ponzu - citrus-based similar to vinaigrette with brownish color
  • vinegar

Beef Teppanyaki serve on a bowl with stir-fried vegetables and rice.

About this Beef Teppanyaki Recipe:

I used thin slices of sirloin. Remember that as this is a tender cut, it should be cooked quickly at high temperatures to keep it tender and juicy. Ribeye steak would also be great. You can also cook a thicker cut then cut it into cubes for faster cooking.

You can buy thinly sliced beef or a whole chunk and slice it yourself. To make the slicing easier, freeze the meat until it is firm but not rock-hard.

I marinated the beef in the sauce and used the same marinade for cooking. No dipping sauce needed.

You can stir-fry vegetables like onion, mushrooms, carrots, green onion on the same skillet with some leftover sauce. Serve with hot rice or noodles for a complete meal.

Cooked thin cuts of beef sirloin with rice on a plate.

Other Easy Beef Recipes to try:


Beef Bulgogi

Beef Bulgogi

Beef Stirfry with Oyster Sauce

Beef Stirfry with Oyster Sauce

Beef Broccoli Stirfry

Beef Broccoli Stirfry

Beef Tapa

Beef Tapa


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Beef Teppanyaki
4.5 from 2 votes

Beef Teppanyaki made Easy

Make this Teppanyaki Beef easily in the comfort of your home. With meat so tender and juicy!
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: beef teppanyaki
Servings: 4
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 pound beef sirloin - - or ribeye


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet cooking wine - (Sherry, Marsala) - brandy can also be used
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper


  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1-2 tablespoon cooking sweet wine - (Sherry, Marsala) - brandy can also be used


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 big bell pepper - - julienned
  • 1 medium carrot - - julienned
  • 3 stalks green onions - - julienned
  • 1 big onion - - sliced
  • 1 cup mushroom
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sweet cooking wine - -Mirin
  • ground pepper


  • Cut the beef into really thin slices, about half centimeter or thinner.
  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the marinade together. Add the beef slices and mix well. Leave to marinate for at least an hour.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan or skillet on medium-high. Fry the beef slices. Place cooked slices on your serving dish.
  • After the meat is cooked, using the same pan but on low heat, add the leftover marinade plus 1 tablespoon of wine and let simmer for 1-2 minutes or until sauce is bit thicker.
  • Pour sauce on top of the cooked beef and serve.


  • In the same skillet over high heat, add 2 tablespoon oil. Add carrots and cook until almost tender. Add the rest of the vegetables and stir fry. Pour in soy sauce and cooking wine. Season with pepper. Serve with the beef.



Nutrition Facts
Beef Teppanyaki made Easy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 887mg37%
Potassium 435mg12%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This recipe was originally published in January 2014. Updated in March 2020 to include new photos and a video.



Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
If you are looking for a recipe and it ain't here, make a request and I will try my best to make it for you!

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