Sweet Teriyaki Beef Skewers


A grilled and easy way to prepare a delightful beef appetizer or main meat dish! Kids love the tenderness and sweetness, as do the adults.

close up view of Sweet Teriyaki Beef Skewers served with rice and asparagus
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 21 mins
24 servings


  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar

  • 1 cup soy sauce

  • ½ cup pineapple juice (Optional)

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped

  • 4 pounds boneless round steak, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • bamboo skewers, soaked in water


  1. Whisk brown sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, water, vegetable oil, and garlic together in a large bowl; drop beef slices into the mixture and stir to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap.

  2. Marinate beef in refrigerator for 24 hours.

  3. Remove beef from the marinade, shaking to remove any excess liquid. Discard marinade.

  4. Thread beef slices in a zig-zag onto the skewers.

  5. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  6. Cook skewers on preheated grill until the beef is cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.


The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Cook's Note:

These can burn easily with the oil and sugar, so watch them closely on the grill.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

193 Calories
7g Fat
15g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 193
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 626mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 192mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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