March 16, 2006
Niku Jaga

recipe thursdayThis is tomorrow night’s dinner: potatoes and beef stewed in a soy-flavoured broth. Mmmmm. Served with rice, miso soup and pickles, this is a tasty home-style Japanese meal.

Niku Jaga
serves 4

100 g thinly sliced beef
4 potatoes
1 onion
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 Tbsp soy sauce
4 Tbsp sake
4 Tbsp mirin
1 Tbsp sugar
2 c dashi broth
12 snow peas, green soy beans or peas, steamed or boiled (optional)

Peel and quarter the potatoes and onion. Heat the oil in a deep, lidded frying pan, and saute the onion, meat and potatoes for 3-5 minutes. Add the dashi, ensuring there is enough liquid to cover the poatoes and meat. Add the soy, mirin and sugar. Simmer, covered, for 20-30 minutes.

The broth should be mostly absorbed during the siming, absorbed into the pottoes and meat. Garnish with a green vegetable as suggested in the ingredients.

Posted by kuri at March 16, 2006 12:23 PM


As recipient of the above meal, I can vouch that it is indeed yummy. And my wife swears it’s easy and quick to make, too. It was followed up by a quick run to the conbini to find all the strange ice cream and chocolate products we wanted. Yum.

Posted by: Seth on March 18, 2006 12:37 AM
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