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10-Minute Beef Teriyaki Skillet
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

A super delicious beef teriyaki recipe that takes only 10 minutes to make. It couldn't be easier to get tasty weeknight meals on the table!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Beef Skillet, Beef teriyaki, Easy Beef Teriyaki
Servings: 4 (about 3/4-cup meat mixture per serving)
Calories: 220 kcal
Author: The Seasoned Mom
  • 1 lb. extra lean ground beef I used 96% lean
  • 1 cup finely diced onion*
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger or about ¼ teaspoon dried ground ginger
  • ¾ cup thick teriyaki sauce such as Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce
  • Optional Garnish: sliced green onion toasted sesame seeds
  • For Serving: rice tortillas, or lettuce wraps
  1. In a large skillet preheat 1 teaspoon sesame oil over medium-high heat for about 1 minute. The sesame oil adds great flavor to the dish, but if you don’t have any you can substitute with canola or vegetable oil.
  2. Add beef, onion, garlic and ginger to the skillet. Cook, breaking up the meat as you stir, until the beef is no longer pink and the onion is tender (about 5-7 minutes). Drain, and return meat to skillet.
  3. Stir teriyaki sauce into the beef mixture. Bring to a low simmer and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, just until sauce thickens slightly.
  4. Serve over rice, in tortillas, or in lettuce wraps.
Recipe Notes

*Tip: I like to use frozen diced onion for recipes like this, because it eliminates any prep work!

Cooking for Two? You can freeze half of the cooked meat mixture in an air-tight container for up to three months. Just thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat in the microwave or in a saucepan when ready to serve. Alternatively, you can cut the ingredients in half and only prepare 2 servings of the meat mixture.

Want to Prep Ahead? Cook the meat according to the recipe instructions above and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, simply reheat in the microwave or in a saucepan.

Nutrition Facts
10-Minute Beef Teriyaki Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 2146mg93%
Potassium 572mg16%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.