This recipe for Teriyaki Beef is quickly becoming a favourite in our house. The kids love the taste and I love how little thought it takes to throw this together. Not only is this recipe super easy, the entire meal can be ready in less than fifteen minutes which makes it much faster than takeout and perfect for a weeknight dinner.
As a public service announcement however, I feel as though I have to warn you about how amazing this combination of ingredients smells while cooking. The smell is so good my stomach starts to grumble within minutes and my children are eagerly waiting at the dinner table without being called ten times to come and sit down. That right there is worth remembering the fresh ginger in the vegetable aisle!
Simply cook beef in sesame oil (this is where it starts to smell amazing).
Add all the stuff.
Mix and serve.
Instant Rice (cook desired amount according to package directions)
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated/minced with a garlic press
1 tsp salt
½ tsp red pepper flakes or a few dashes of hot sauce to taste (optional)
2-3 sliced green onion (optional)
Cook desired amount of rice according to package directions.
In sauté pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. When the beef is fully cooked, I like to drain off the excess fat.
Reduce heat to medium-low, add teriyaki sauce, ginger, salt and red pepper flakes/hot sauce (if using). Stir until combined and beef is well coated (approx 3-5 minutes).
Serve over rice topped with green onion (if using—my kids won’t eat them so I don’t).
BONUS: Looking for an extra hit of veggies? Feel free to add ½ julienned pepper, 1 cup of frozen broccoli florets and/or ½ cup grated/match-stix carrots to heated oil. Sauté 3-5 minutes until veggies are softened then add beef.
DOUBLE UP: Double this recipe and serve half over rice and the next night for dinner, substitute this Teriyaki Beef for the chicken in this Fresh Spring Rolls recipe. Or, you can freeze the leftovers in family-sized or individual-sized freezer bags.
PS: Looking for other super fast better-than-take-out recipes? Be sure to try my Asian Chicken Peanut Butter Noodles.
Adapted from Hormonal Imbalances.