From the Japanese Kitchen: Hamburg Steak

Hamburg Steak

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Are you familiar with the dish called “hamburg steak”? It sounds like a traditional German dish, but this is a good example of a Japan-style western dish^^. I guess you know “hamburger” very well, but may not be sure about “hamburg steak”.  It’s similar to Salisbury steak, patty, or meat loaf, but not exactly the same.

It is said that the origin of hamburg steak is “tartar steak” which was very popular in Hamburg, Germany in 18th century. Tartar steak is chopped fresh meat mixed with fresh onion, peppers, and many other spices. And in Japan, it evolved in its own way. Today, I would like introduce the recipe for oishii (delicious) hamburg steak from “Cooking with Dog” on YouTube.



[Ingredients for Hamburg Steak (serves 2)]

– Fried Onion –

1 Onion (200g/7.05 oz) – 2/3 for hamburg meat mixture, 1/3 for onion sauce

1tbsp Olive Oil


150g Broccoli (5.29 oz)

1 Steamed Potato (160g/5.64 oz)

1 tsp Olive Oil

1 Tomato


250g Mixture of Ground Beef and Pork (beef : pork=7 : 3)

1/3 tsp Salt A pinch of Black Pepper

1/2 tsp Nutmeg

2/3 Fried Onion


15g Panko (Breadcrumbs)

2 tbsp Milk

1 Egg


– Onion Gravy –

1/3 Fried Onion

50ml Water

1 & 1/2 tbsp Soy Sauce

1 tbsp Mirin

1 clove of Grated Garlic

10g Butter


Grated Daikon Radish

Shiso Leaves

Ponzu (Japanese Citrus-Based Sauce)>> If it’s difficult to find this at stores, not necessary. Just some kind of citrus juice is fine ^^

Sauce with grated daikon radish and shiso leaves is one of my favorite XD. Please do try it!


Source: Cooking with Dog


This is JAPAN Style!