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Teriyaki Beef Stew

This recipe seems like it would be too sweet but it is perfectly 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 Cookbook but it is also available online. I have changed a few things but it is close to the original recipe. I am not a fan of stew but this recipe has converted me. 

Crock-Pot & Stove Top

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $29.34 as of June 2022.

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

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

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. Season the beef with the salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the pan with 1/2 tablespoon of oil then add 1/2 the meat and brown.
  3. 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.
  4. Coat the meat with the teriyaki mixture then cover and cook on low for 6 – 8 hours.
  5. In a small prep bowl add 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water mix really well until mixture is smooth. 
  6. 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. 
  7. After adding the cornstarch cook 2 cups of long grain rice. Serve with the stew. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Menu 5 – Family of 4

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