This has everything I love in a meal:
It’s simple to fix. I’m pretty sure even the slowest cook could get this started in about 2.3 minutes.
There are only a few ingredients.
Everyone loved it!
In my book, that makes a nearly perfect weeknight meal. The only downside (and it isn’t much of a downside) is that you’ll still need to fix a veggie and make the rice right before dinner. Since those are both easy tasks, it’s no problem.
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki with Pineapple
- 2 lbs. stew beef
- 15 - 20 oz jar Teriyaki sauce
- 20 oz pineapple tidbits drained
- Put the beef in the slow cooker.
- Pour sauce over the top.
- Cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
- Add pineapple during the last 20-30 minutes of cooking.
Christy J says
I’m thinking you could throw some frozen veggies in with the pineapple and it would be like stirfry…maybe?
Christy, that’ a great idea!
Snow peas/sugar peas would be great with this!
Wouldn’t the veggies be more soft vs stir fry
Or frozen mixed veg instead of pineapple? A lot of people don’t like pineapple.
Try the Birdseye Asian mix in the steamer bag and add just before serving … really good and veggies stay firm !
Anna T. says
Hi Tiffany: Do you defrost your beef? I noticed it frozen in the picture. Thanks!!
Anna, I just defrosted it enough to get it out of the package.
British American says
I love your website! I have a bunch of your recipes pinned and use them often. Then when I’m in the mood to try something new (which is quite often) you always have something new and simple. Thank you!!!!!
Do you cook your beef at all prior to putting it in the crock?
Angela, no I didn’t cook it. I only thawed it in the microwave enough to get it out of the package.
I made this recipe a few nights ago. We all agreed it was way too salty. I would recommend using low sodium teriyaki sauce if they make such a thing. It was almost inedible to us.
Lea Wyman says
Robin, they do make a low sodium teriyaki sauce. I buy it all the time since I’m not supposed to have a lot of salt in my diet.
I’ve had my eye on this recipe for two weeks & finally, tonight it’s “what’s for dinner.” My hubby makes his own teriyaki sauce (it’s delish) so, we’re excited to see how it turns out. (:
Does your husband share his recipe??? I would love to try it!!!
Made this a few weeks ago. It was too salty for my family – my toddler actually vomited after two bites! I used regular soy sauce and found that the pineapples soaked up a lot of the salt and were not sweet at all and the meat was pretty tough. I really wanted to like this recipe but ended up dumping 90% of it in the trash 🙁 Anyone looking for a simple Asian style dish could try your Honey Cashew Pork. So tasty I am working it into our regular rotation alternating chicken or pork.
Me too. Two bites was it. Had to throw it out. Way too salty. 4-5 shakes of the tereyaki sauce should be enough. Wondering if there was a misprint or typo in the amts of ingred. Will try again later and adjust
I’m sorry about the saltiness. I wonder if it’s the type of Teriyaki sauce. I’ve had some that seem more like soy sauce than what I used. Did you use the same thing I show in the photo?
Thank you for touching base to try and figure out why this recipe was inedibly salty for some of us. I used Kikkoman Teriyaki – Marinade and Sauce – The Original Teriyaki. I had no idea there could be such a difference from brand to brand and was very surprised to see that Kikkoman alone has several different Teriyakis within their line. I included a link that taste tested and evaluated a few brands and also has a recipe for homemade sauce.
Lawry’s has a very good Teriyaki marinate. Have found all sauces and marinades in the Kikkoman line are overly salty. Been using Lawry’s for years, the have a pineapple teriyaki as well
I wonder if you could add something sweet like honey or apricot preserves to cut the salt as well.
Lee Ann says
I made this this weekend but definitely modified. Worked with Teriyaki sauce before and knew about saltiness, so I used low sodium version, which helps. I also added the juice from the 2 cans of pineapple in the beginning to help add a little sweet. I also added for the last 30-45 minutes of cooking time, 3 cups of brown rice (to help absorb liquids and salt of the sauce), a small bag of frozen carrots & peas and then the pineapple.
Next time I make this, I’ll take more of an Asian spin by adding the above plus water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and a little brown sugar to sweeten slightly and reduce the salty taste. Family liked it and I also doubled the beef to make it really substantial and get really good leftovers for during the week (quick dinner fixes). All in all, not bad but needed some shzzuzing. Thanks for sharing!
I like your variations!
I would try a steamer bag of Asian vegetable mix … that could be done in the micro in minutes and added when everything else is done … Yummy !
I used teriyaki marinade instead also added brown
sugar red peppers and onions.. Not too salty!!
Could I substitute cubed chicken for the beef? I’m thinking that should probably work fine, yes?
Yes, chicken would work fine.
Chris F. says
I use La Choy sauce as it has the lowest sodium of all the ones I looked at. Also add water chestnuts and snap peas the same time the pineapple goes in. Great dinner!!!!!
Please is there any translation in french??
Sorry, I don’t have a French translation.
are u supposed to add the whole can of pineapple? juices and all?
Melissa – I usually use pineapple tidbits and drain the juice off before adding them to the slow cooker
Jim Fernandez says
Cube and salt meat marinate in Teriyaki marinade for at least an hour
Remove cubes and brown in hot oil
Large chop Lg sweet onion and 3 carrots
Add meat onion carrot leftover marinade 1C water and 1t Beef Base to slow cooker
When meat is tender add I can pineapple bits juice and all and 1T corn starch dissolved in 1oz water
Bring to boil for 5 min and serve over rice
Can be done in a pressure cooker in about 45 min
Marcia F. says
I’m looking forward to trying this recipe I read the comments and I will test as I go through to make sure to keep the salt under control first by low sodium and of course the pineapple juice from t the tidbits a touch of brown sugar I’m really excited
This. This recipe is the MOST AMAZING thing I have ever made, and that is saying a lot. I am so obsessed with this recipe. I used kikkomans original teriyaki sauce, and added some chopped up mini bell peppers as well as an onion. I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed this meal. So so simple and is definitely going to be a regular thing in my house. Wow! Thank you!!