Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
1 pound (450g) beef sirloin, thinly sliced into strips
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup mirin
Two tablespoons brown sugar
Two cloves garlic, minced
One teaspoon grated fresh ginger
One tablespoon sesame oil
One tablespoon vegetable oil
One red bell pepper, cut into chunks
One green bell pepper, cut into chunks
One red onion, cut into wedges
Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, minced garlic, grated ginger, sesame oil, and vegetable oil.
Mix well to create the teriyaki marinade. Place the sliced beef strips into the marinade and ensure they are fully coated. Cover the bowl and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight, for the flavours to develop.
Prepare your smoker for cooking at medium-high heat (around 250-275°F or 120-135°C). If you don’t have a smoker, you can use a grill with a smoker box or add some wood chips to the charcoal.
While the smoker is preheating, thread the marinated beef strips, bell pepper chunks, and onion wedges onto the soaked wooden skewers, alternating between them.
Place the skewers on the smoker grates and smoke for about 10-15 minutes or until the beef is cooked to your desired level of doneness. Rotate the skewers occasionally for even cooking and baste them with the remaining marinade.
Once the beef is cooked, remove the skewers from the smoker and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
Serve the Smoked Teriyaki Beef Skewers with steamed rice and some extra teriyaki sauce on the side for dipping.