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Teriyaki Steak Bites

One skillet entrées like these Teriyaki Steak Bites with green pepper and onion will make you think you’re dining at a steakhouse rather than at your own kitchen table. It features tender bite-size pieces of sirloin steak that are seasoned and smothered with a flavorful sauce. I like to pair it with green bell pepper and onion wedges which expands the flavor profile and adds color, too.

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Easy Teriyaki Steak Bites Recipe

I love making skillets that start with steak tips. It gives me the opportunity to stretch my grocery budget and serve skillets like this one seasoned with a flavorful teriyaki sauce and enhanced by the addition of peppers and onions to add bulk.  I’m feeding boys after all, and it can be a challenge at times to fill them up. This simple skillet fits the bill much like my smothered steak tips with mushrooms and onion and sirloin steak tips with colorful peppers and onion that can be wrapped-up in a tortilla and turned into fajitas with ease. How to make Teriyaki Steak with Peppers and Onion:

  • Meat – Thick cut top sirloin steaks cut into bite size pieces.
  • Fat – Olive oil or vegetable oil. Toasted sesame oil or sesame oil.
  • Sauce – Teriyaki sauce, light brown sugar and cornstarch.
  • Seasonings – Garlic powder or granulated garlic, garlic salt and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Vegetables – Green bell pepper and onion.
Teriyaki Steak Bites with Green Pepper and Onion

How to Make the Best Teriyaki Steak Bites Recipe

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Teriyaki Steak Bites: Top sirloin, olive oil, teriyaki sauce, light brown sugar, garlic powder, garlic salt, cornstarch, toasted sesame oil or sesame oil, green bell pepper and onion.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: A large 12 inch skillet, sharp knife and cutting board, whisk, measuring cups and spoons, large spoon for stirring and a small bowl.
  • You can make this teriyaki steak skillet using another kind of steak. When doing so, adjust the cooking time depending on the cut that you choose to use. Cook the steak to your desired level of doneness and the only thing left to do is grab a fork and dig in.
  • You could also use a red or yellow bell pepper or a variety of peppers like fajitas. Regardless, the flavor combination is still Asian inspired.
  • Toasted sesame oil adds a punch of flavor to the steak bites. A little goes a long way so be mindful and use the amount called for in the recipe.
  • I use toasted sesame oil in this recipe. You can use plain sesame oil in the same amount, if desired.
  • Store cooked Teriyaki Steak Bites chilled in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in a skillet over medium heat or in an air fryer. I don’t recommend reheating steak in the microwave.
  • Side dishes to serve with steak bites: Teriyaki Rice with Mushrooms and Peas, you could also serve them over Oven Baked Rice or with a side of Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole and Roasted Panko Parmesan Broccoli. You could never go wrong with a Wedge Salad drizzled with bleu cheese dressing.
Teriyaki Steak Bites

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Teriyaki Steak Bites with Green Pepper and Onion

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese Inspired
Keyword: Teriyaki-steak-bites-with-green-pepper-and-onion
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 294kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 3-3 1/2 lbs thick cut top sirloin steaks cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil plus additional as needed
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil or sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 large green bell pepper seeded and thinly sliced (Or a poblano pepper)
  • 1 large onion sliced into 1/4-inch wedges


  • Cut the steak into bite size cubes about 3/4-inch.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the teriyaki, brown sugar, corn starch, sesame oil, garlic powder, garlic salt and red pepper flakes. Whisk until the brown sugar and cornstarch are completely dissolved.
  • Pour over the steak bites and toss until evenly coated.
  • Drizzle a large skillet (12-inch) with olive oil. Turn to high heat.
  • Once the pan is hot, fry the steak bites in batches. (Lower the heat to medium-high if needed to prevent burning) Cook for 4-6 minutes total on both sides turning as needed. Adjust the cooking time to your desired doneness.
  • Remove to a platter and keep warm until all of the steak bites are cooked. Add additional olive oil between batches as needed.
  • Add the green pepper and onion to the skillet. Saute for 2-3 minutes over medium-high or until crisp tender. Adjust the salt, if needed. (The drippings left behind in the pan will season the vegetables)
  • Add the steak bites back to the skillet and stir to distribute.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 755mg | Potassium: 844mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 5mg
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  1. Can you share what brand of teriyaki sauce you use? I’d love to put this on my recipe list for next week but I’m struggling with choosing a sauce to use.

  2. I personally do not care for sesame oil – is there a other flavor I can use? Would olive oil be an ok substitute ?

    1. 5 stars
      The sauce was too salty for me. Next time I’ll use 1/4 or 1/2 tsp of garlic salt. Otherwise it was delicious. I cooked my meat in the slow cooker on high for about 4-5 hours before stir frying it. Came out great.

      1. If you’re salt sensitive you can always adapt the amount. I also wonder if you used less meat, onion and bell peppers as 1 teaspoon is not too much for the amount of ingredients. That said, salt is completely subjective. You may choose low sodium teriyaki sauce as well.

  3. 5 stars
    This is actually the best meal in the whole world. I sometimes make coconut rice with it but I usually eat this on it’s own. It’s UNREAL. Sometimes I double the sauce for fun as well and because I like it a bit saucier and it’ll add it at the end. Seriously delicious recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious, my family loved your recipe.. It was fast and easy!
    I used Kikkoman Teriyaki marinade & sauce… I work full time this was definitely doable after working all day, thank you!

      1. 5 stars
        Very good! Th family loved it. Will make again. Used kikkoman teriyaki sauce and I do love that brand. If others have trouble with th salt or whatever, switching brands of teriyaki sauce might help?

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