Time: 25 minutes.
If there is one thing I like about Japanese food, it is definitely because of the delicate-ness of every dish. One can easily feel being loved by just looking at the presentation and layout of each dish. It doesn’t matter how simple or how difficult a dish might be, but at the end of the day, every dish are just screaming out loud and subtly boasting about how much love had been put into them.
Japanese hamburger steak is a classic and popular dish that could be found in literally any Western restaurants in Japan. There are many kinds of gravies that could be used instead of our personal favourite – the tomato gravy. Feel free and be adventurous in switching to other gravy! Have fun!
- 1 kg minced beef/ pork
- 1 large onion, diced
- 4 tbs of panko (Japanese frying powder)
- 1 medium egg
- 1 tsp salt and black pepper
- 1 can of tomato puree
- [Optional] Rosemary / thyme
- [Optional] 2 medium tomato
1. Start off by mixing minced meat, diced onion, salt, pepper, egg and panko. Shape them into 8 balls. You may cool them for 15 minutes for easy handling.
2. Heat up the pan with oil. Press them softly and lightly fry using low heat the patties on both sides for about 4 minutes each. You may fry them with butter. Put them aside.
3. Open up a can of tomato puree and pour it out. Bring them to a boil and then add in equal amount of water to simmer it for 4-6 minutes. Add in extra tomato or diced carrots if you like. Rosemary and thyme are also good options.
4. Put them patties back into the frying pan and lightly bath them with the gravy. Continue this process for about 3-5 minutes. Serve them on a plate.
5. You may also serve the dish with some steamed broccoli.
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