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4-Ingredient Teriyaki Sauce

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"Easy-to-make, semisweet marinade/sauce. Just throw your meat and veggies in with the sauce, turn the heat back on, and keep cooking!"
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11 m servings 125
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add soy sauce, water, and vinegar; cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, mustard, garlic powder, and ginger; cook until dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand until slightly thickened, 3 to 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Another way to make this is to stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, vinegar or oil, and spices until sugar is dissolved. All of the sugar may not dissolve well but you can instantly add meat, vegetables, or tofu for at least 10 minutes before cooking it for optimal flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 125 calories; 0.1 30 1.8 0 1072 Full nutrition

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Tasty but a little too salty even using the low sodum soy sauce. Recipe was very easy to make. Very generous-sized portion. I made this to top stir fried veggies with rice noodles. Would hav...

I didn't have the ingredients for true teriyaki, so I looked for something similar- and found this. This is an easy replacement teriyaki sauce using everyday ingredients. I didn't even have enou...

Easy to make but the soy sauce was overpowering. Ingredient amounts need to be adjusted. Mine tasted better after adding more Brown sugar. Sauce never thickened.