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Japanese Hamburg Steak (Hambagu)


One of the popular Japanese meal you will find in Japanese restaurants locally. It’s surprising how easy it is to make it! You can make it into smaller bite sizes to serve as appetizers or side dishes. Or a regular patty size with sides like blanched broccoli & carrot, and Garlic Mash Potatoes or a healthier Avocado Mash Potatoes for a complete steak dinner. Kids will love the taste of these sweet and sour patties too!

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 250g minced beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp minced parsley
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 tbsp panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced 
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup worstershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup water

Heat 1 tbsp oil in frying pan on med high, saute onion until caramelized. Set aside to cool.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together egg, beef, parsley, panko, caramelized onion, milk, 1 tbsp worstershire sauce, 1 tbsp ketchup, and black pepper.

Use your hands to mix well (mixture should be sticky) and divide into 4 portions.
Shape into oval patties.
If you want it to be firmer, chill in the fridge for 30 mins before frying.

Heat 2 tbsp oil on med high.
Add patty.
Cover (not locked) and let it cook for 4-5 mins.

Flip and let it cook for another 4 mins.
Remove from pan and set aside.

Lower heat to low.
In the same pan, pour in water and deglaze the pan.

Add ketchup and Worcestershire sauce.
Let it simmer and reduce until sauce like consistency.

Pour sauce over patties and serve!

Bon appetit!!

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    2 January, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Hi Shar, very scrumptious meal. Look really inviting, thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe.

    Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. Best regards.

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