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An overhead image of a ground beef teriyaki bowl served with steamed rice, sauteed broccolini and garnished with lemon wedges, chives and sesame seeds
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5 from 2 votes

Ground Beef Teriyaki Bowls

Asian-inspired, these ground beef teriyaki bowls are a well-balanced myriad of flavor elements that aren't just easy to make but can be customized and paired with whatever you desire for a wholesome meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 6
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Kitrusy


To garnish: Sesame seeds.

    To serve: steamed brown rice, a side of steamed/sautéed veggies.


      • Make the sauce: In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, sugar, molasses, sesame oil, vinegar, paprika, freshly grated ginger, red pepper flakes, and fish sauce together until the sugar is mostly dissolved and the sauce thickens. Set it aside.
      • Cook the beef: In a large skillet on med heat, add your beef and garlic and cook until your beef is no longer pink, being sure to break up any larger pieces.
      • Add the sauce: Pour your sauce over your cooked beef crumbles (it will bubble and sizzle) and mix to evenly coat all the bits of beef in the sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes. As the sauce cooks it will thicken up and the sugar will caramelize a bit.
      • Add in optional veggies and garnishes: If using grated carrots, add them in and toss to evenly distribute them. Add a generous 1/3-1/2 cup of sliced green onions and top with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
      • Serve and Store: Serve your beef with steamed brown rice and a side of sautéed veggies (I highly recommend bok choy or broccoli/broccolini).
        Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.


      Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1950IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg