Tofu Hamburg Steak with Miso Recipe


Do you like a hamburger?

I think most of people who love meat would say YES!!

For Japanese, hamburg steak which is not served with a bun, but only a patty itself is more popular rather than hamburgers.

I guess it’s because we eat the hamburg steak with white rice most of the time…

To make delicious hamburg steak at home, you need to decide the kind of sauce for it.
It’s very important!

The sauce can be whatever you like, for example, basic Japanese-style sauce (soy sauce base), tomato sauce, brown sauce, and so on.

My homemade hamburg sauce for today is “Japanese-style” by using basic Japanese seasonings. (The taste is sweet and a little salty).

Grated daikon and shiso (Japanese basil) are the best toppings for it actually, and I’m sure you will love those combination!

For today, I chose to add tofu to the hamburg meat so it would be a little healthier and not heavy meal. (You can use only meat for the patty too by the way…)

Also, don’t forget to add miso paste to the patty before baking. It helps to make strong taste for the dish.

Please enjoy VERY tasty Japanese-style hamburg steak for your dinner!

【Recipe (2 servings)】

6 oz tofu
4 oz onion, Minced
3.5 oz ground pork (or ground chicken)
1 egg
3 tablespoons bread crumb*1
●1 teaspoon miso paste (shinshu koji miso paste)
●1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
●1/2 teaspoon sugar
●1/4 teaspoon chicken stock granule (cube)
●1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

For steak sauce
▲2 tablespoons sweet sake (mirin)
▲1 tablespoon soy sauce
▲1 tablespoon sake (or white wine)

For topping
5 oz daikon, Grated
2 sheets shiso (Japanese basil)

*1 Adjust the amount of bread crumb to the hardness of hamburger patties.


1. Drain tofu by using a weight in advance. (Take at least an hour to drain so that hamburger patties won’t be watery).

2. Pour a little oil in a pan, and stir-fry minced onion until it becomes brown. Cool them down for a while.

3. Mix drained tofu, ground pork, egg, and stir-fried onion in a mixing bowl. Add all of ● seasonings, and knead well.

4. Add bread crumb little by little to the bowl, and knead well again. Put extra bread crumb if the patties are too soft to make a shape.

5. Make 2 hamburger patties, and bake them on medium heat until the one side is slightly burned.

6. Turn over the patties, and put a lid on the pan. Bake them on low heat for about 3 min until the inside is well heated.

7. Heat all of ▲ seasonings for steak sauce in a saucepan.
Dish up the hamburg steak on a plate. Put shiso and grated daikon on top of steak, and pour the sauce.


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