This fabulous, quick and easy teriyaki marinade is great for all meat types and kabobs. It works especially well with pork chops. The longer the meat marinates, the better it will taste!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix water, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and cinnamon. Place desired meat in the mixture. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before grilling as desired.

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Nutrition Facts

30 calories; protein 0.7g 1% DV; carbohydrates 7g 2% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 603.3mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
I buy the cheapest beef I can find, pound it out really thin and cut it into strips about 1 1/2" wide and 8-9" long. Put the strips into a ziploc with this marinade overnight and put the strips onto wooden skewers soaked in olive oil the next day. Place them on the grill and there has NEVER been enough! These things go like you wouldn't believe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/03/2007
They did have a lot of flavor I just didn't appreciate it and neither did my husband. If I make this again I will leave out the cinnamon. Read More
(8)
266 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 176
  • 4 star values: 64
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
I buy the cheapest beef I can find, pound it out really thin and cut it into strips about 1 1/2" wide and 8-9" long. Put the strips into a ziploc with this marinade overnight and put the strips onto wooden skewers soaked in olive oil the next day. Place them on the grill and there has NEVER been enough! These things go like you wouldn't believe! Read More
(98)
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2007
This marinade is excellent. I used this to broil steaks two weeks ago. When I told my husband we were having steak tonight he told me to use "that marinade you used a couple weeks ago". Awesome! It was good using the original recipe but tonight I played around with it to make it my own. I added 1/2 tsp more garlic (using garlic powder since I don't have any fresh garlic) 1/2 tsp ginger a squeeze of lime juice a dash of pepper a dash of onion powder a tsp of worcestershire sauce a dash of pineapple juice a tablespoon of cornstarch for thickening and a dash of Franks red hot sauce. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2003
Very good recipe! Add a little less sguar though. I added a dash of groudn black pepper and a table soon of lime juice for a tangy flavor and it worked great! Add a tablesppon or so of cornstartch and mix very well till all clumps are disovled and then coat whatever you want to marinade. This will thicken the sauce up a bit when you cook the food which is what a good teriyaki sauce does. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2006
This is good! I added some ginger not because I anticipated that it needed any but because I LOVE ginger. It is really easy and I will definitely use it again. I used reduced sodium soy sauce because I was afraid that it would be too salty with regular. I was also nervous about the cinnamon because it seemed out of place in a teriyaki sauce but it did give nice flavor. I used this marinade to make Amber's Sesame chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2003
An excellent Teriyaki Marinade. I replaced the 1/3c of water with beer (helps tenderize the meat and the alcohol evaporates during cooking) and added a spritz of lemon juice to balance out the flavour. I will certainly make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2003
I prepared this marinade as stated -- the taste was wonderful. I've used it on chicken and pork. Both turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2003
Awesome marinade - easy and delicious! I prepared just as directed the cinnamon gave it a great flavor I didn't expect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2005
SUPERB!! I used this on boneless center-cut pork chops and added a little lemon juice and a couple dashes of pepper as others suggested. Marinated for 6 hrs and threw them on the grill. Simply outstanding. Keep the cinnamon it makes them different! Try this! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
This was very yummy Joanne. My family loves teriyaki chicken and since I had some relatives visiting I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try out this recipe. I went ahead and used the cinnamon (despite previous reviewers) and added a little ground ginger as well. Excellent results! The cinnamon adds a little hint of something "different". We used this on chicken tenders and threw them on the grill. I made coconut rice to go along with this. Good recipe. Read More
(12)
Rating: 2 stars
01/03/2007
They did have a lot of flavor I just didn't appreciate it and neither did my husband. If I make this again I will leave out the cinnamon. Read More
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