Teriyaki Beef Bowls

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Teriyaki Beef Bowls are a true perfect weeknight meal. Delicious, veggie loaded dinner can be ready in 20 minutes. You will love this meal.

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Why Make Teriyaki Beef Bowls

Easy to make. These bowls are fool-proof, they come together so quickly and they are very simple to whip up in the kitchen making them a weeknight dream meal.

Customizable. Teriyaki Beef Bowls are customizable, they are versatile and any veggies of choice can be added or replaced with a different veggies.

Well Rounded Meal. This meal is well rounded, you have all the major food groups incorporated and the flavors are so wonderful together.

Ingredients Needed

Glass bowls in different sizes with different ingredients on a counter.

Ground Beef. Lean ground beef is best for this recipe. Using lean ground beef will keep it a bit lighter while offering great flavor. If you want a lighter meal with ground turkey, try my Koren Inspired Turkey Bowls, they are just as good!

Veggies. Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Carrots and more! You can customize the veggies to your liking, this bowl is very versatile.

Teriyaki Sauce. This is a homemade, quick teriyaki sauce. You will need:

  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Sesame Oil
  • Brown Sugar or Honey
  • Garlic Powder
  • Red Pepper Flakes

All other ingredients and measurements can be found in the recipe card towards the bottom of this post. 

Recipe Variations & Substitutions

Ground Beef can be substituted with ground turkey or chicken!

Long Grain White Rice. Make these bowls healthier by using cauliflower rice or riced broccoli. Additionally, you can make these bowls without a grain or rice at all.

Veggies. Use any combination of veggies you prefer. Mushrooms and zucchinis would also be tasty in the meal.

Teriyaki Sauce. Make the homemade version, or use your favorite bottled version.

Soy Sauce can be substituted with coconut aminos to make it gluten free.

Steps To Make This Recipe

Skillet filled with ground beef and veggies and teriyaki sauce on the side.

Step One. Start the rice if using. Make the rice according to the packaging, this typically takes 20 minutes. Make the teriyaki sauce by mixing all the ingredients well in a medium sized bowl, set the sauce aside until ready to use.

Step Two. In a large skillet, cook ground meat, be sure to mince it well. Sauté for about 3-4 minutes. Add minced ginger to the meat, chopped broccoli and peppers. Once the peppers start to sweat a little (about 4 minutes) add in 3/4 ths of the teriyaki sauce to the meat. Let it simmer and marinate into the meat on a low simmer for about 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat, set aside.

Step Three. Assemble the bowls. Start with dividing up the rice into bowls, add teriyaki beef and sauce, shelled/steamed edamame, carrots, cucumbers and pickled onions. Garnish with cilantro, chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy!

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can freeze these for up to 2 months.   

Recipe FAQs

Are these ground beef teriyaki bowls meal prep friendly?

Yes, these bowls are wonderful for meal prep. You can easily prep, cook and reheat as needed.

Can I make these low carb?

Yes, make ground beef teriyaki bowls low carb by skipping the rice and serving with riced cauliflower or you can serve them in lettuce bowls.

How can I make extra sauce?

Just double the recipe! You can add the leftovers to a sealed jar and use as needed for up to one week. I like to drizzle extra over the bowls.

Recipe Tips

Be Sure to Use Low Sodium Soy Sauce. The teriyaki can easily get overly salty, I suggest you get low sodium soy sauce and taste the sauce as you go, be careful to not add all the sauce at once when cooking the beef!

Balance Sweetness and Saltiness. Taste the teriyaki sauce before adding it to the beef. Adjust the sweetness or saltiness by adding a bit more honey or soy sauce accordingly.

Use Fresh Ingredients. Opt for fresh ginger and garlic for a more vibrant flavor. Grating fresh ginger and mincing garlic yourself can make a significant difference in taste.

Recipe Pairings

Spicy Marinated Cucumbers would be wonderful with this dish. This meal is well rounded on it’s own but you can absolutely add some Egg Rolls to the side or pair it with an Asian Inspired Salad.

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White Ceramic bowls with ground beef and teriyaki sauce. Fresh chopped veggies and a silver fork on the side.
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Teriyaki Beef Bowls

Teriyaki Beef Bowls are a true perfect weeknight meal. Delicious, veggie loaded dinner can be ready in 20 minutes. You will love this meal. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • large skillet
  • mixing bowls
  • whisk

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 cup broccoli, chopped
  • ½ cup long grain rice, uncooked , *use more if desired
  • 1 large bell pepper, diced

Quick Teriyaki Sauce

  • cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1-2 Tbsp honey, *see notes
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil

Toppings

  • 1 large carrot, sliced with a mandolin , *matchstick carrots will also work
  • 1 small english cucumber, thinly sliced with a mandolin
  • ½ cup edamame, shelled and steamed
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup pickled onions , *optional
  • 4 tsp sesame seeds, *optional, black or white will work
  • 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, for garnish

Instructions 

  • Start the rice if using. Make the rice according to the packing, this typically takes 20 minutes. Make the teriyaki sauce by mixing all the ingredients well in a medium sized bowl, set the sauce aside until ready to use. 
  • In a large skillet, cook ground meat, be sure to mince it well. Sauté for about 3-4 minutes. Add minced ginger to the meat, chopped broccoli and peppers. Once the peppers start to sweat a little (about 4 minutes) add in ¾ ths of the teriyaki sauce to the ground meat, the rest will be used as needed to "dress" the bowls. Let it simmer and marinate into the meat on a low simmer for about 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat, set aside. 
  • Assemble the bowls. Start with dividing up the rice into bowls, add teriyaki beef and sauce, shelled/steamed edamame, carrots, cucumbers and pickled onions. Garnish with cilantro, chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy! 

Notes

*lean ground turkey or chicken will also work
*taste the sauce as you go, use more honey as needed. You can also use brown sugar as well. 
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can freeze these for up to 2 months.   

Nutrition

Serving: 1.25cups | Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 942mg | Potassium: 1026mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4781IU | Vitamin C: 96mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 5mg

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

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4
Calories: 392
Keyword: 30 minute, Beef
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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Wish there was a 10 star option! This meal was a big “wow”. My husband said it was his new favorite. I even made the pickled onions you have listed.

    1. Thank you so much! I am thrilled you enjoyed it so much.

  2. 5 stars
    So flavorful and EASY to make. We really liked this one.

    1. Thank you greatly for the feedback! I appreciate it.

  3. 5 stars
    Excellent and easy recipe I really enjoyed it.

    1. Thank you so much for the feedback! Always appreciate it 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    This was wonderful made it last night for in-laws and they were very pleased. Thank you