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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"Simple and easy homemade teriyaki sauce. Never buy a bottle again! Keep careful watch over sauce when it's over heat. Increase or reduce the amount of garlic, onion, and ginger to your liking. While hot, pour immediately over chicken, veggies, stir fry, etc., or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week."
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18 m servings 65
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 cup)


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  1. Combine soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, water, garlic powder, onion powder, and ground ginger in a saucepan over medium heat. Add cornstarch and mix thoroughly. Cook until bubbles start to appear, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Simmer until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.


  • Cook's Note:
  • For a bit of extra sweetness, try using 2 tablespoons cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons rice vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 65 calories; 0 15.4 0.9 0 532 Full nutrition

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Loved it! Super easy to make.I had all the ingredients on hand, no specialty ingredients that ill never use again. A little salty,next time I'll use low sodium soy sauce.

Amazingly simple and good

After making this for the first time my wife who has worked as a chef for 23 years said it is the best she ever tasted. I make it on a regular basis.

The fam really liked this sauce. The only thing I changed was I used minced onion and garlic. It was really great.

Yum! I put in half the sugar and it still tastes good!

Very tasty and easy to make! It'll be my go to teriyaki sauce!

This turned out great! I actually marinated my beef in it before woking it and it works good that way too. I will cut back on the sugar next time but other than that I have no complaints.