Nikujaga (Japanese-style meat and potatoes)

Nikujaga (Japanese-style meat and potatoes)


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About this recipe: Nikujaga (meat and potatoes) is a popular dish in Japan.


Serves: 4 

  • 8 snow peas
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 100g sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cups (500ml) dashi soup
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) soya sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Japanese rice wine or sake
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Put the snow peas in a small saucepan with enough water to cover; bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the beef in the oil until browned. Add the potatoes; cook and stir until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the dashi soup, soya sauce, sake, and sugar into the mixture; simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to low and scatter the chopped onion over the mixture; allow to simmer until the liquid is nearly completely evaporated, about 15 minutes more. Top the mixture with the snow peas to serve.

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