nikujaga (Simmered Potato & ground beef)

Ingredients for 4

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 3 thin slices ginger
  • 4 medium size potatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 onion (or 1 whole small onion)
  • 1 tbsp. vegtable oil

Ingredients for broth

  • 3 cups  water/ dashi
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 4 tbsp. mirin
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Sake (this is my personal add in and can be left out if you want it traditional style)
  1. Wash, peel, and cut potatoes into 1.5″ cubes. Leave them in water for 10 min. Drain and let it dry.
  2. Cut a carrot into 1 inch long pieces.
  3. Slice onion.
  4. Cut ginger into small strips.
  5. Make your pan ready to stir fry. Heat your pan again and oil. Stir fry beef, onion and ginger. Drain the fat from the ground beef
  6. Add Potatoes, carrot& stir fry.
  7. Add dashi& bring it to boil.
  8. Skim the foam and reduce heat to medium.
  9. Add sugar, mirin and cover with a plate to keep potatoes submerged
  10. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 min.
  11. Add soy sauce and stir gently. Cover and simmer 10 min.
  12. Serve with steamed short-grain rice.

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