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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

This easy Teriyaki Sauce will become your new favorite sauce and is made completely from scratch. Incredibly simple and easy to make requiring only a handful of ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 10
Calories: 20kcal


  • 4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water cold
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce low sodium
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar packed
  • 3 tablespoon mirin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Prepare your slurry: Make a slurry with the cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water by whisking the two together.
  • Combine the sauce: Add all the ingredients including the constarch slurry to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 4 minutes. The sauce should thicken. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Store in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for up to a week.


Yields about 1 1/4 cups teriyaki sauce.
Mirin is a sweet Japanese rice wine, similar to sake but with lower alcohol content and higher sugar content. It can be replaced with sherry with a pinch of sugar added to it.


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg