Why you'll love this recipe
- These teriyaki beef bowls will be a great addition to your meal prep rotation.
- Loaded with protein, veggies and flavor!
- Using minimal ingredients and pantry staples you can easily prep these beef bowls.
- By combining cauliflower rice and regular rice you can add volume and fiber while keeping you satiated and fuller longer.
How do you meal prep?
For me, meal prepping is essential if I have:
- A busy week ahead
- I am in a deficit trying to cut fat
- I want to save time in general and not have to last minute decide what to eat or eat out.
When I am meal-prepping for a week I choose 2 recipes to make and alternate for lunches. Ex. this recipe makes 4 servings of teriyaki beef bowls so I would alternate it throughout the week and have it M/W/F for lunch and Tuesday or Thursday for dinner. I would then add something like High Protein Egg Roll In A Bowl which only has 2 servings and have that for lunch on Tuesday and Thursday. For dinner meal prep I like making things that will guarantee leftovers OR give me leftovers that I can use in other ways. Macro Friendly Chili is great for that since it has a lot of servings and can be chili one night, chili dogs the next or even Chili Cheese Enchiladas!
Homemade Teriayki sauce
I love making my own sauces versus buying store bought. It has no weird additives, and I am able to add very little sugar to get to the flavor I want. These teriyaki beef bowls use lite pancake syrup which is my go-to for adding a quick addition of sweetness to a sauce. You can also use honey, pure maple syrup, sugar substitute or even date paste.
Can I use other ground meats?
Definitely. You can use ground chicken, turkey, or any kind of ground meat like venison, bison, and so on. If you use gamier meat (like venison) you may want to add a bit more syrup to try to balance it out. These teriyaki beef bowls are great with any percent beef but I prefer using lean ground beef so there’s less grease to the dish. You can use a higher percent fat beef and drain any excess after browning, whatever you prefer!
Is this gluten and dairy free?
These teriyaki beef bowls are all of the above. They’re the perfect option for anyone who is gluten free, dairy free, trying to eat clean (sub syrup with date paste) and also anyone who is none of the above as well.
How to cut the carbs in these bowls
Just use cauliflower rice and do not add any jasmine rice and you will lower the carbs by a ton.
Ingredients and Substitutes:
These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See recipe card below for full ingredients list and instructions for these teriyaki beef bowls.
Lean Ground Beef: this recipe uses 1 pound of lean ground beef (96/4%). You can substitute with ground chicken, turkey or any ground meat you prefer.
Vegetables: we are using thinly sliced red bell pepper, pre-sliced carrots, and chopped broccoli in the teriyaki beef. You can use any color of bell pepper and any combination of vegetables you prefer.
Teriyaki Sauce: the teriyaki sauce is a quick combination of coconut aminos, toasted sesame oil, lite pancake syrup, garlic powder, and ginger. Substitutes are listed below.
- Coconut Aminos – soy sauce or tamari
- Toasted Sesame Oil – any sesame oil will work great
- Lite Pancake Syrup – honey, 100% pure maple, sugar substitute like swerve or date paste
- Garlic powder – use fresh
- Groud ginger – use fresh
Cauliflower / Jasmine Rice Blend: I prefer using a pre riced package of frozen cauliflower rice when meal prepping as it saves a ton of time. This recipe is using a 10 oz bag of cauliflower rice combined with one Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Jasmine, again a huge time saver vs. boiling rice.
- substitute frozen cauliflower with cooked riced cauliflower
- substitute jasmine with basmati, brown rice or your favorite cooked rice to mix with the cauliflower rice
Toppings / Add-ins: if you want a saucier bowl to add some additional coconut aminos. Also great with a bit of dijon mustard, red pepper flakes, and/or chopped green onions.
How to make these Teriyaki Beef Bowls:
Cook the beef
Heat a pan over medium, spray with cooking spray and add the ground beef. Using a spatula break the beef into bite size pieces as it cooks. Cook until it is fully cooked through and no longer pink in the center approximately 5-7 minutes.
While the beef cooks add the chopped broccoli to a microwave safe bowl with a splash of water at the bottom. Microwave for 1 minutes to soften some. Once the beef is cooked through add the broccoli, bell peppers, carrots and garlic to the pan. Cook, stirring often until the vegetables have softened.
Make the sauce
Add the sauce ingredients to a bowl and whisk together. Add to the cooked beef and simmer for 5-10 minutes stirring to get everything evenly coated and the sauce soaked into the beef.
Mix the rice blend
Cook the cauliflower rice and jasmine according to their package instructions. Mix them two together in a bowl. Add chopped green onions, sprinkle of red pepper flakes and additional coconut aminos. Mix together to combine.
Assemble the bowls
Assemble the teriyaki beef bowls with rice blend and cooked teriyaki beef.
Details below for exact measurements.
Serving size notes!
For meal prep: these teriyaki beef bowls each get 180 grams of teriyaki beef and 128 grams of rice blend. The recipe makes 4 bowls or servings. Optional, top with additional coconut aminos, red pepper flakes, and chopped green onions as desired.
Bowl nutrition facts are entered into MyFitnessPal and MacrosFirst tracking apps.
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“ohsnapmacros Teriyaki Beef Bowls”
Teriyaki Beef Bowls
- 1 lbs. lean ground beef 96/4
- 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
- 2 cups broccoli florettes chopped
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/3 cup coconut aminos 100g
- 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp. lite pancake syrup
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 10 oz. frozen cauliflower rice
- 1 package Uncle Ben's Ready Rice Jasmine 1 pouch (8.5oz)
- 2 Tbsp. coconut aminos
- 2 green onions chopped
- red pepper flakes to taste
- Heat a pan over medium, spray with cooking spray and add the ground beef. Using a spatula break the beef into bite size pieces as it cooks. Cook until it is fully cooked through and no longer pink in the center approximately 5-7 minutes.
- While the beef cooks add the chopped broccoli to a microwave safe bowl with a splash of water at the bottom. Microwave for 1 minutes to soften some. Once the beef is cooked through add the broccoli, bell peppers, carrots and garlic to the pan. Cook, stirring often until the vegetables have softened.
- Add the sauce ingredients to a bowl and whisk together. Add to the cooked beef and simmer for 5-10 minutes stirring to get everything evenly coated and the sauce soaked into the beef.
- Cook the cauliflower rice and jasmine according to their package instructions. Mix them two together in a bowl. Add chopped green onions, sprinkle of red pepper flakes and additional coconut aminos. Mix together to combine.
- Assemble the teriyaki beef bowls with the rice blend and cooked teriyaki beef.
- For meal prep: each teriyaki beef bowl gets 180 grams of teriyaki beef and 128 grams of rice blend. The recipe makes 4 bowls or servings. Optional, top with additional coconut aminos, red pepper flakes, and chopped green onions as desired.
How can I measure this out if I want to make 5 bowls rather than 4?
Get your final weights of everything and divide by 5 to get the total per bowl.
I made these for lunches this week and it was so good and easy! Will definitely be rotating with the Buffalo chicken bowls because those are my fav!
Is the meat supposed to be drained after browning?
Not unless you’d like to. I do not grain it.
Loved this!! Easy. Tasty. The teenagers all loved it too!! Combining rice and cauliflower rice is genius. Thanks for the great recipe!
This was so good! I used riced cauliflower and riced hearts of palm instead and it was fantastic! This will be on repeat.
We really loved this one – my MIL is paleo and could eat it so that was great. I would make again!! The sauce was flavorful and delicious. Since I subbed maple syrup, i would cut that in half for next time.
Love this recipe, it’s in a regular dinner rotation in our household!
I love that. Ours too!
Eating this for dinner literally TONIGHT by my husband’s request. So good!
This is so easy and delicious! I took it to work and everyone thought I had take out because they said it smelled so good. I use ground chicken because we have a beef allergy in the family.
Absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to try another of your recipes!!