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Rich Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

by Jennifer McDonald
Rich Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Whenever it is time to heat the grills, Teriyaki seems to be a famous smell throughout the neighbourhood, maybe the frozen, pre-marinated bag of chicken from Costco or a store-bought bottle of teriyaki sauce. My extended family BBQs have consisted of simple salads with grilled chicken marinated in bottled teriyaki sauce. But today, I’ll use it as a sauce for my BBQ burgers.

It’s not terrible; it is a quick and easy meal. But I am a proponent of making as much as possible from scratch. It is cheaper, healthier, and one less bottle to store in the “condiment” buckets in the fridge. In the past, I have discussed my determination to eliminate salad dressing (which I have not in over 6 months), but I also make many of my own condiments and all marinades.

Teriyaki is a simple mix of common ingredients, all of which you should keep in your healthy pantry to make quick and flavorful meals: soy sauce, orange juice (or mirin if you have it), honey, and garlic and ginger (ginger freezes excellently by the way).

Rich Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Rich Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Jennifer McDonald
Teriyaki sauce is an Asian sauce that is perfect for marinating and grilling beef, chicken, or salmon. But today, I’ll use it as a sauce for my homemade burgers.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 61 kcal


  • cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced or grated
  • 2 teaspoons ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water


  • Combine all ingredients (except cornstarch), whisking to combine.
  • Take about 1/2 cup of sauce to use with about 1 pound of meat or 4 cups of veggies.
  • Place remaining sauce in a small pot and bring to a simmer. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and simmer until the sauce is thickened to desired consistency. Serve with protein, brown rice, and vegetables like broccoli or cooked carrots.


Calories: 61kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 1081mgPotassium: 80mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 108IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Did you give this recipe a whirl?We’re all ears to hear about your results!

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