Sweet Teriyaki Beef Skewers

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A grilled and easy way to prepare a delightful beef appetizer or main meat dish! Kids love the tenderness and sweetness, as do the adults.


  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup pineapple juice (Optional)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 pounds boneless round steak, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • bamboo skewers, soaked in water


Whisk brown sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, water, vegetable oil, and garlic together in a large bowl; drop beef slices into the mixture and stir to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap.

Marinate beef in refrigerator for 24 hours.

Remove beef from the marinade, shaking to remove any excess liquid. Discard marinade.

Thread beef slices in a zig-zag onto the skewers.

Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

Cook skewers on preheated grill until the beef is cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cook time: 6 mins
Total time: 1 day 21 mins
Servings: 24 – Yield: 24 servings



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