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Crock Pot Teriyaki Steak Bites

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Crock Pot Steak Bites swimming in a bold, savory-sweet-salty homemade teriyaki sauce need to be on your menu rotation.

They are easy to make, plus any recipe made in the crock pot or slow cooker is magical, don’t you agree?

I often lean on my crock pot to make meals for my family. These beef tacos and pork tenderloin are incredibly delicious and simple to make, too!

It’s an easy way to impress your significant or loved one and during busy times it comes in handy.

steak bites in a bowl over with with broccoli and garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.

These Crock Pot Steak Bites are a go-to for appetizer when friends come over, or we love making a meal out of them and serving with rice and broccoli!

These Crock Pot Steak Bites Are:

  • Great for meal prep
  • Simple to make
  • Healthy and full of flavor
  • Perfect for an appetizer or make into an entree
  • Satisfying
  • Ultra tender!

What You’ll Need to Make These Teriyaki Steak Bites

For the ingredient measurements and entire recipe, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the blog post where the recipe card is located.

ingredients needed to make steak bites in a crock pot.
  • Sirloin steak: Sirloin is a great choice because when cooked low and slow it becomes juicy and tender. Other meats that you can use are stew meat, round steak, chuck roast or even a flat iron steak.
  • Sesame oil: just a regular sesame oil works great. I like to think of toasted sesame oil as a finishing oil since it already has a developed flavor.
  • Pineapple juice: The pineapple juice helps to sweeten the teriyaki sauce but is also great for tenderizing the meat as it cooks.
  • Garlic: use fresh if you can, but a jarred minced garlic works fine, too!
  • Ginger: use fresh if you can, but a jarred minced works fine, too!
  • Soy sauce: If you need to make your teriyaki sauce gluten free, use tamari sauce instead of soy sauce.
  • Brown sugar: brown sugar adds the classic sweetness to teriyaki sauce we all know and love and helps build the depth of flavor. The brown sugar and the pineapple juice work together to make a perfectly sweet sauce.
  • Other ingredients needed: black pepper, sesame seeds, cornstarch, green onions

How to Make Teriyaki Steak Bites

For the full recipe instructions, scroll down to the bottom of the blog post to the recipe card.

sirloin cubes in a slow cooker.
steak in a crock pot.
  1. Set the steak out at least 30 minutes before cutting into pieces.
  2. In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together all ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  3. Then, cut the sirloin into bite sized pieces. Place sirloin pieces in the bottom of a crock pot followed by the sauce all over the top.
  4. Cover with the lid and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours. Stir every hour or so.
  5. The sauce will be thin. If you like it that way, perfect! If you’d like to thicken it (which I recommend), carefully pour the sauce through a fine mesh sieve and then pour the strained sauce in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Mix the cornstarch and water together and whisk it into the sauce until it thickens.
  6. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy as is or serve with rice and your veggie of choice! I like broccoli, asparagus or a green salad.
steak in a crock pot.

Tips and Variations

  • The sauce will be thin. If you like it that way, perfect! If you’d like to thicken it, pour the sauce in a small saucepan on the stove and bring it to a simmer, mix 2 Tbsp. corn starch and 1/4 cup water together and whisk it into the sauce until it thickens.
  • Garnish with green onions and more sesame seeds. Enjoy as is or serve with rice and your veggie of choice! I like broccoli, asparagus or a green salad.
  • Customize it!: Add in bell peppers and onions into the crock pot too while the steak cooks.
  • When properly stored in the fridge, these steak bites will last for 3-4 days. They are great for meal prepping or when planning out your meals.
  • I like to use sirloin for this recipe since the meat is so tender, but you can also use stew meat, round steak, chuck roast or even a flat iron steak.
  • You can also pound the steak to 1/8 inch in thickness and slice it, instead of cubes and cook as directed
sauce being strained through a sieve.

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Crock Pot Teriyaki Steak Bites

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Teriyaki sauce flavors this sirloin steak and the crock pot makes it effortless to cook! Enjoy as an appetizer or make it into a meal with rice and a veggie such as broccoli or a green salad!

Ingredients

  • 3 lb. sirloin steak*
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch + 1/4 cup cold water

Sauce:

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger, fresh, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • garnish ideas: green onions, sesame seeds

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Instructions 

  • Set the steak out at least 30 minutes before cutting into pieces.
  • In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together all ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
    1 cup pineapple juice, 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. garlic, minced, 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar, 1 Tbsp. sesame oil, 1 Tbsp. ginger, fresh, minced, 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • Then, cut the sirloin into bite sized pieces. Place sirloin pieces in the bottom of a crock pot followed by the sauce all over the top.
    3 lb. sirloin steak*
  • Cover with the lid and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours. Stir every hour or so.
  • The sauce will be thin. If you like it that way, perfect! If you'd like to thicken it (which I recommend), carefully pour the sauce through a fine mesh sieve and then pour the strained sauce in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Mix the cornstarch and water together and whisk it into the sauce until it thickens. Taste and adjust sauce as needed.
    2 Tbsp. corn starch + 1/4 cup cold water
  • Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy as is or serve with rice and your veggie of choice! I like broccoli, asparagus or a green salad.
    garnish ideas: green onions, sesame seeds

Equipment

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Notes

  • *Other meats that you can use are stew meat, round steak, chuck roast or even a flat iron steak.
  • The steak bites may look dark because of the soy sauce. 
  • Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
  • You can also pound the steak to 1/8 inch in thickness and slice it, instead of cubes and cook as directed. 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 271kcal (14%), Carbohydrates: 22.2g (7%), Protein: 31.3g (63%)

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is automatically calculated. It should only be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Kroll’s Korner can’t make any guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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Lori

I made this recipe tonight, but I used chicken tenders instead of the steak and it turned out great. The whole family loved it. Thanks for the recipe!

Meryl

This recipe looks yummy, but your instructions do not match up? The video, formal recipe at the bottom, and the instructions above are all different with different ingredients and cooking times. Which set of instructions are accurate?

Bree

How much water and honey? You show both in the photo and actual post, but neither in the actual recipe…

Angela

Thanks for this recipe. Made this last night for my inlaws and everyone loved it.

Polly Mitchell

I followed this recipe to the letter, but it is so salty. What can I do?

Danielle

Use coconut aminos. We never use soy sauce and it’s definitely works

Tiffany O

This was soooo good! And easy to make! My fiance requested I make it every night! ?
I was wondering if you did not add the water, or as much water, if the sauce would come out thicker that way? I used half the water and it was thin still but I just threw it in a sauce pan at the end to thicken it and it worked out just as fine.

Jasmine

Love how these steak bites turned out! Super quick, easy, and delicious meal!

Emily Bruno

Added the cornstarch to thicken the sauce like you suggested – perfect!

Colleen

Do you thinken sauce before or after cooking in crock pot?

Susie

It is freezing cold here in KC today. Perfect day to get my crock pot out and cook up these teriyaki steak bites. I also want to try my Instant Pot as a slow cooker.

Susanne Michele Weinrich

It is freezing cold here in KC today. Perfect day to get my crock pot out and cook up these teriyaki steak bites. I also want to try my Instant Pot as a slow cooker.