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Teriyaki Ground Beef Stir Fry

You’re going to love this easy 4-ingredient teriyaki ground beef stir fry with zucchini and mushrooms. Paired with a lower calorie yum yum sauce and a blend of cauliflower and jasmine rice, it’s perfect for meal prep or healthy weeknight dinners.

Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry

This is a short and sweet recipe, with only 4 ingredients in the primary stir fry. Here’s a look at everything you’ll need:

You’ll also need a half tablespoon of oil for browning the ground beef. I typically use avocado or olive oil.

And if you wanted to add more vegetables and really add some volume to your meal, I added eight ounces of broccoli florets and diced carrots in my teriyaki turkey stir fry. Though you’ll want to slightly change the cook method by cooking the vegetables on their own before the beef.

How to Make Ground Beef Meal Prep Bowls

ground beef stir fry with rice and yum yum sauce

The recipe is one of the best ways to meal prep with ground beef I’ve ever made. It makes 5 servings made up of 8 ounces of the teriyaki ground beef stir fry, 2 tablespoons of yum yum sauce, and 3/4 cup of a rice blend.

Low Calorie Yum Yum Sauce

If you’re unfamiliar with yum yum sauce, it’s a mayo-based dipping sauce typically found in American-Japanese steakhouses. It’s tangy, sweet, and slightly spicy. There are tons of variations, but I like the following combo:

  • Light Mayo
  • Sriracha
  • Honey
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Garlic Powder

You can use other ingredients like chili garlic sauce, fat free Greek yogurt, and sugar free ketchup to make it even lower calorie or adjust the flavor to your preference. To pack some extra nutrients into the sauce, check out the blended kimchi sauce in my ground beef bulgogi bowls.

Update January 2024: I now have a low calorie yum yum sauce recipe made with Greek yogurt!

As a bonus ingredient, I highly recommend adding a drizzle of the Bachan’s Japanese barbecue sauce I used for my BBQ chicken fried rice.

bowl of cauliflower rice and jasmine rice topped with teriyaki ground beef, scallions, sesame seeds, and yum yum sauce

Cauliflower Rice Blend

Cauliflower rice is “meh” at best. But when you mix it with “real” rice, like my Tex-Mex ground beef skillet, it becomes nearly indistinguishable. This is a great way to bulk up your meals.

You can obviously play around with ratios, but I think 3 cups of cauliflower rice to 2 cups of jasmine or basmati rice is the magic number.

Assembly and Macros

The recipe makes the following:

  • about 20 oz or 5 cups of rice: 510 calories, 16g protein, 106g carbs, 0g fat
  • about 1/2 cup of sauce: 240 calories, 1g protein, 30g carbs, 14g fat
  • about 40 oz of teriyaki ground beef: 905 calories, 95g protein, 38g carbs, 31g fat

You can tweak the amounts in each meal prep bowl to fit your macros as needed.

And that should cover it. Have a question about this teriyaki ground beef I forgot to cover? Drop it in the comments below. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

bowl of cauliflower rice and jasmine rice topped with teriyaki ground beef, scallions, sesame seeds, and yum yum sauce

Teriyaki Ground Beef Stir Fry

Yield: 5 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Extra lean ground beef with zucchini, mushrooms, and a low calorie teriyaki sauce paired with a low carb rice blend and yum yum sauce to make meal prep bowls.


  • 1 pound Extra Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil, divided
  • 2 Zucchini, chopped
  • 6 oz Sliced Mushrooms (I used a blend of shiitake, oyster, and baby bella)
  • 2/3 cup (169g) Teriyaki Sauce (I used Kevin's)

For the Yum Yum Sauce

  • 1/4 cup (60g) Light Mayo
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons (23g) Sriracha
  • 1 Tablespoon (21g) Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon (15g) Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

For the Rice

  • 3 cups (340g) Cooked Cauliflower Rice
  • 2 cups (280g) Cooked Rice


  1. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil. Break apart, fully cook, and push to one side of the pan.
  2. Add the remaining olive oil and zucchini. Cook until the zucchini starts to pick up color and soften, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the mushrooms and stir everything together before adding the Teriyaki sauce. Cook until the sauce is evenly distributed and sticking to the stir fry, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Serve the ground beef over rice with the sauce. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds, if desired.


See the post above for a nutritions facts breakdown for each individual component to make your meal prep bowls fit your individual macros.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 8 oz stir fry with 1 cup rice and 2 tablespoons sauce
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 9gCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gProtein: 23g

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Tuesday 3rd of October 2023

What an awesome recipe! It's always in my rotation. My pots and pans are limited in size, so I find it easier to cut the recipe in half (scales very easily) to make sure I have enough space to get some color on the zucchini.

Give this a try!!


Sunday 10th of September 2023

Reallllly good! My husband said it’s now in his top five and it’s “lick your plate clean good.” 🙂

Tara McFarland

Monday 28th of August 2023

Does the nutritional information include the rice mixture?

Mason Woodruff

Tuesday 24th of October 2023

Yes, the serving size is above the calories and macronutrients in the recipe card. 8 oz of the stir fry, 1 cup of the rice mixture, and 2 tablespoons of the sauce.


Monday 3rd of July 2023

Oh Wow! Made this for the first time for this weeks meal prep. Delicious! I made it with onions instead of mushrooms as another reviewer suggested and it worked great. Definitely do NOT skip the yum yum sauce! It is just that! And the cauliflower rice/"real" rice mix... perfect.


Saturday 20th of May 2023

I’ve loved every recipe of yours that I’ve tried but this just moved into my top 3! So, so good. I used a packet of Ready Rice Jasmine and Green Giant fried cauliflower rice as the side to keep it easy.

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