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Teriyaki Beef Stew

Teriyaki Beef Stew seems like it would be too sweet but it is perfectly balanced. I love this slow cooked meal cooks all day while I'm at work.

Teriyaki Beef Stew sounds strange but it has become my favorite stew recipe. I had never heard of adding pop to a recipe before this stew. I initially thought it would make the recipe too sweet but it is really balanced. 

Looking for a new stew recipe that can cook while you are at work? Look no further. I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2016 Annual Recipes Cookbook. I have changed a few things but it is close to the original recipe. 

Cost Per Serving $3.67 as of June 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $29.34.

If you have a fully stocked pantry this dish will cost about $21.64.

  • Cost per serving reduces to $2.71.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Crock-Pot & Stove Top

Recipe serves: 8

Serving size: 1 cup stew and 1/2 cup rice

Equipment needed: 1 crockpot and skillet

Total time: 6 – 8 hours


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a fully stocked pantry you will save about $7.70.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $7.70 as of June 2022

  • cornstarch $1.54
  • olive oil $2.88
  • red pepper flakes $1.34
  • sesame seeds $1.94


Total: $21.64 as of June 2022

  • 2 - pounds stew meat $15.55
  • 1 - teriyaki sauce $1.84
  • 1 - garlic bulb $0.54
  • 1 - bag of peas, 12 ounces $0.84
  • 1 - bottle of ginger ale, 12 ounces $2.08
  • 1 - bag long grain rice $0.79

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Season the beef with the salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the pan with 1/2 tablespoon of oil then add 1/2 the meat and brown.
  4. Add the browned meat to the slow cooker then add 1/2 tablespoon of oil to the pan and brown the remainder of the meat. Place the browned meat in the slow cooker.
  5. Coat the meat with the teriyaki mixture then cover and cook on low for 6 – 8 hours.
  6. In a small prep bowl add 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water mix really well until mixture is smooth. 
  7. Add the cornstarch mixture to the beef and stir really well. Add the peas. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes. The mixture should be thickened. 
  8. After adding the cornstarch cook 2 cups of long grain rice. Serve with the stew. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 4 under $100 – Menu 5

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