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Ground Beef Teriyaki is an easy ground beef dinner recipe that simmers in a homemade teriyaki sauce, broccoli, and carrots. Serve over rice for delicious teriyaki rice bowls.
GROUND BEEF TERIYAKI
Ground beef teriyaki is a delicious recipe that is an easier and cheaper way to make beef teriyaki. I love the ease and cheaper price of ground beef!
Ground beef seasoned with garlic and onion powder, fresh chopped broccoli and carrots, and then simmered in an easy homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve over rice for delicious teriyaki rice bowls.
But if you prefer ground chicken then try my recipe for chicken teriyaki. Same concept but made with healthier and leaner ground chicken.
HOW TO MAKE GROUND BEEF TERIYAKI
Ground Beef – I always buy lean ground beef 93/7 and I drain it after cooking every single time. You will add some oil in with the ground beef anyways so that’s why I suggest using lean ground beef.
Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt
Sesame Oil – This gives so much flavor to the ground beef so be sure to not leave it out. If you must, you can substitute olive oil or another oil (like canola oil) for the sesame oil. Or just leave it out if you are using ground beef with a higher fat percentage (like 85/15).
Chopped Broccoli – Chop the broccoli small
Chopped or Thinly Sliced Carrots – Be sure and cut the carrots into really small pieces. I use baby carrots because they are already small and there is no need to peel them.
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe
- This is a simple combination of low-sodium soy sauce, water, granulated sugar, brown sugar, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger. Bring this to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Once boiling pour in your cornstarch slurry (cornstarch + water mixed together). Reduce heat and let the sauce simmer while the ground beef cooks. As it cooks and sits there, it will thicken slightly.
WHAT DO I SERVE WITH BEEF TERIYAKI?
I like to serve it over white rice (my kids hate brown rice!) and then with a side of egg rolls. I just buy the frozen ones but if you want to get fancy then try making your own egg rolls.
You can also serve it over some fried rice.
Or try serving it over some lo mein noodles for lots of flavor!
YOU WILL LOVE THESE OTHER TERIYAKI DINNER RECIPES
One Pan Teriyaki Chicken – Chunks of chicken cook in one skillet pan with an easy homemade teriyaki sauce. We love this served over white rice and with some egg rolls on the side or serve it over fried rice.
Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken – Chicken breasts + teriyaki sauce cook in the slow cooker all day. The chicken is fall apart tender and so delicious.
One Pot Teriyaki Beef and Rice – Everything cooks in one pot with this recipe! The rice, ground beef, veggies, and it uses a bottle of teriyaki sauce which makes it so easy to prepare.
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken – Chicken breasts and a Hawaiian infused teriyaki sauce that has pineapple juice in it. The chicken gets so tender and it’s perfect served over rice. You could even add a can of pineapple to make it even better.
Teriyaki Steak Bites – Sirloin steak chunks cooked with an easy teriyaki sauce, green peppers, and onions.
Ground Beef Teriyaki Rice Bowls
- 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger paste or use ½ teaspoon dried ginger
- 1 teaspoon chopped garlic or garlic paste
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Ground Beef Teriyaki
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 lb lean ground beef I use 93/7
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups chopped broccoli
- 1 cup thinly sliced carrots I use baby carrots
- In a saucepan, over medium-high heat, combine the soy sauce, water, sugars, rice vinegar, ginger, and garlic. Stir with a whisk. Bring to a boil.
- Combine the warm water and cornstarch and mix together with a fork until the cornstarch is dissolved. Once the teriyaki sauce is boiling, pour the cornstarch slurry into it and reduce the heat to medium-low. Let it simmer and thicken while the ground beef cooks.
- In a skillet pan, over medium high heat, cook and crumble the ground beef, sesame oil, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt until the beef is no longer pink. Drain.
- Add the chopped broccoli, carrots, and the thickened teriyaki sauce into the pan. Stir together and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and let it simmer for 15 minutes. * I always put a lid on the skillet pan during this so the broccoli and carrots will get soft and cook faster.
- Once vegetables are to your liking (we like ours soft so I cook it for the full 15 minutes) serve it over cooked rice, noodles, brown rice, or anything else of your choice. Garnish with green onions.