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This delicious Instant Pot Teriyaki Beef is an easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will love! Packed with flavor and a meal prep dream dish, you’ll find yourself making this pressure cooker dinner every week. 

a white bowl with rice and sliced beef on a white board

This is one of those simple and delicious dinners that you’ll immediately add to your rotating list of favorite meals. It’s kid and budget-friendly, and can easily be prepped and frozen for dinners on those nights that you just can’t be bothered.

With just a few minutes of prep, dinner is done. You’re welcome!

If you’re new to Instant Pot cooking, check out this post on Instant Pot Recipes For Beginners.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Teriyaki Beef

  • Beef (flank, skirt, or sirloin steak work well)
  • Teriyaki sauce (homemade or store-bought)

We love using this homemade gluten-free teriyaki sauce, but feel free to buy a bottle of your favorite brand. Most brands are sold in 16-17 oz bottles, so you will need about 1.25 bottles to make this recipe.

I used sirloin steak from Butcher Box which delivers grass-fed and grass-finished meat directly to your door. You can also use the same cut for Instant Pot Beef Tips and Gravy.

Make this simple beef teriyaki part of your easy meal prep. You can marinate the meat in the fridge for up to 24 hours. We keep ours in this mixing bowl topped with a washable silicone lid.

Even better, you can double the recipe and set half aside to freeze. Store marinated beef with some of the sauce in these reusable silicone bags (yes, they’re dishwasher safe!) for fast future meals. You can also vacuum seal the marinated meat for longer-term freezer storage. Prepped dinners are a huge part of our freezer essentials.

2 photos showing how to make beef teriyaki in an Instant Pot

What to serve with it

We love ours over rice like Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice, Instant Pot Jasmine Rice, Instant Pot Basmati Rice, Instant Pot Brown Jasmine Rice, Instant Pot Sushi Rice, or Instant Pot Coconut Rice.

If you’re looking for a paleo or Whole30 version, it’s fantastic over hearty greens like this Kale Chopped Salad, Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli, Spicy Green Beans, or Roasted Frozen Broccoli.

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Cut the meat against the grain for tender beef. If you cut with the grain, your teriyaki will be chewy and potentially dry. For more information on how to cut against the grain, check out this post.
  • If possible, freeze the meat for an hour or so before cutting. This will make it easier to make thin, consistent slices.
  • Top finished teriyaki with sesame seeds, sliced green onions, and hot sauce.
  • Want to add veggies directly to the dish? Throw in some frozen peppers or frozen onion after the Instant Pot has depressurized. Put the lid back on and let it sit for 5 minutes.

A white bowl of rice and Instant Pot teriyaki beef topped with green onions

More Delicious Instant Pot Recipes

5 from 3 ratings

Instant Pot Teriyaki Beef

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Pressurizing/Depressurizing: 27 minutes
Total: 49 minutes
A white bowl of rice and Instant Pot teriyaki beef topped with green onions
This delicious Instant Pot Teriyaki Beef is an easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will love.


  • 2 lbs steak {flank, skirt, or sirloin}
  • 2.5 cups teriyaki sauce


  • Slice the beef thinly against the grain.
    2 lbs steak
  • Pour half of the teriyaki sauce to the Instant Pot insert and add the beef. Stir and add in the rest of the sauce.
    2.5 cups teriyaki sauce
  • Lock the lid into place and set the steam release handle (valve on top) to “Sealing”. Press Manual>High Pressure>12 minutes. 
  • When the Instant Pot has finished cooking, allow it to sit for 15 minutes (this is called a natural release). If the pressure indicator is still up, flip the vent to “venting” to remove any remaining pressure.
  • Serve beef and sauce over rice or veggies.


If you prefer a thicker sauce, combine 1 tbsp of cornstarch with 2 tsp cool water and stir thoroughly. Add to the Instant Pot when it has finished cooking. Press “sauté” and stir constantly for 3-4 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. It will continue to thicken a bit as it cools.
Stovetop instructions:
  • Heat 1 tsp of coconut or avocado oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or wok. Add half of the beef and cook for about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Heat another 1 tsp of oil and cook the rest of the beef. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add the teriyaki sauce to the skillet and increase the heat to high. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring often. 
  • Add the beef to the sauce and toss to combine. Cook until beef is cooked through.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 40gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 360mgPotassium: 786mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gCalcium: 62mgIron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion, Japanese
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