Ground beef and only 4 ingredients is all you need for this beef teriyaki skillet. One skillet pan and 15 minutes for an amazing dinner that the entire family will love. Serve over white or brown rice with a vegetable side!
In a skillet pan, over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef and diced onion. Crumble beef as it cooks until no longer pink. Drain if needed.
Turn heat down to medium-low and add the ginger, garlic, and teriyaki sauce to the cooked beef. Stir together. Let simmer for about 5 minutes. Until it's thickened slightly and the flavors come together.
Serve over rice or in lettuce wraps. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, if wanted.
The beef teriyaki is not overly saucy at all. I think it's just perfect as is, but if you want a looser and more saucier beef teriyaki then add more teriyaki sauce and/or some water and pineapple juice to thin it out a bit.
I use a yellow or white onion for this recipe. You could also use a Vidalia sweet onion if wanted.
If you prefer to use dry spices then use 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder + 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger in place of the fresh garlic and ginger.
Depending on your salt preference, you may want to add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the ground beef mixture. The teriyaki sauce can be sweet, but it also has lots of salt in it. If you want the extra salt, I would just add about 1/4 teaspoon to the ground beef and onion while it's cooking.