Hawaiian Beef Teriyaki

Hawaiian Beef Teriyaki

love love love beef teriyaki! It was one of my FAVORITE meals to eat when I lived in Hawaii. I seriously can’t get enough of this stuff.

Hawaiian Beef Teriyaki

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  • 1 can pineapple chunks with juice (15 oz.)
  • 1 c. soy sauce
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • *1 Lb. skirt steak, sliced very thin (carne asada works GREAT)


  • Mix together all ingredients, excluding beef. Set aside about 1/2 c. of the sauce, cover and refrigerate.
  • Place beef in a Ziploc bag and pour marinade over. Press out all the air, seal, and marinate for at least 6 hours (overnight works great).
  • Over prepared grill on medium-high heat, grill steak a minute or two on each size until cooked to your desired doneness (with the steak being so thin, you don't have to grill it for too long). Place beef in a large bowl, pour remaining sauce over the cooked beef and stir until well covered. Serve with rice (or grilled fresh pineapple).
  • *you can use sirloin steak, cut into chunks. Thread marinated beef onto skewers and grill.
  • **This is also a GREAT marinade for Teriyaki burgers...


  1. Lisa and Andy says:

    My family loved this! Especially my husband and my mother-in-law (they are Samoan). Wonderful recipe.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Question??? Is the minced ginger a spice or you actually bought ginger? Can it be done with a ginger spice?


  3. Erica says:

    I like to use the REAL stuff, the flavor is better. I am sure you can use the ginger spice though. Just remember to use a little less because it has been dried.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This was awesome! My family loved it!

  5. Katie says:

    Made this last night and it was a big hit, even my usually anti beef six year old had seconds.

  6. Kelly says:

    What do you do with the pineapple chunks from the marinade? Could you grill them?

    • Erica says:

      You can– just make sure they are cooked well as to kill any bacteria

  7. Marcella says:

    Can you substitute the pineapple for something else due to being allergic to them, if so what would you suggest best??

    • Erica says:

      You can leave it out or if you want a citrus flavor you can add a little squeezed orange and a touch of orange zest!

  8. Shelley says:

    Do you warm up the reserved sauce before pouring over the cooked meat? This recipe sounds fantastic and I will be trying tomorrow!

    • Erica says:

      You don’t need to, but you definitely can if you want!

  9. Elizabeth w says:

    Can I use chicken thighs with this marinade?

    • Erica says:

      Yes, they would be great!

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