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One Pot Teriyaki Beef Zoodles + Meal Prep!

One Pan Teriyaki Beef Zoodles {Zucchini Noodles} is an easy one pot weeknight meal! Made with tender steak, juicy pineapples, and spiralized zucchini noodles.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword healthy weeknight meal, low carb dinner, teriyaki beef
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 294 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce gluten free tamari or coconut aminos for a paleo version
  • 2-3 Tablespoons honey coconut sugar or low calorie sweetener of your choice (adjust amount according to your preference)
  • 3 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch or use arrowroot powder or tapioca starch for a paleo version
  • 2 Tablespoons water plus more as needed (to thin out sauce)

For the Zoodles:

  • 8 ounces flank steak sliced against the grain into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 5-6 medium zucchini cut into noodles using a spiralizer or a vegetable peeler (blotting with a paper towel helps to absorb excess moisture)
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil divided (coconut oil for paleo)
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks [fresh frozen or canned (drained) - I used fresh - leave out for lower cal option]
  • red chili flakes optional

Optional:

Instructions

For the Sauce:

  1. Combine all the ingredients (except for the water) for the sauce into a medium bowl.

  2. In a separate large bowl, combine steak with salt, pepper, sesame oil and drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of sauce over top. Allow to marinate while you spiralize the zucchini noodles.
  3. Spiralize the zucchini into noodles using a spiralizer or a vegetable peeler.

For the Zoodles:

  1. Heat 1-2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat until pan starts to get smoky. Add beef and allow to sear and brown on both sides (about 1 minute). Transfer onto a plate.

  2. Return pan to heat. Heat the remaining oil and add pineapples and cook until softened, around 1 minute. Stir in the beef and sauce, and turn heat to high. Allow sauce to bubble and thicken up. Add reserved water (only as needed) little by little, to thin out the sauce.
  3. *If cooking the zucchini noodles, add into pan and use tongs to toss and coat with sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes until zucchini is just tender but still firm. Be careful not to overcook.
  4. Serve immediately and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.
  5. For meal prep - divide evenly into lunch containers. Store in fridge for up to four days.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*Be careful not to overcook zucchini noodles - leave them in the pan no more than 1-2 minutes as they continue to soften once they cook.

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Teriyaki Beef Zoodles + Meal Prep!
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 582mg24%
Potassium 906mg26%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 515IU10%
Vitamin C 64mg78%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.