A Genuine Sizzling Sensation of Japanese-Style Hamburger Steak

        Hambagu is the Japanese-style Hamburg or hamburger steak that originated from Tartar steak, a meat dish made from finely chopped raw beef considered a real iconic dish in Hamburg in Germany. Easy to cook and with a super yummy taste, Hambagu is highly popular among both kids and adults. Japanese people normally enjoy this flavorful meat dish with steamed rice, or eat it with bread like a typical hamburger. Obviously, Hambagu is considered one of the must-try dishes featured in the menu lists of several family restaurants in Japan.

How to Make Hambagu


◆ 300 grams of minced meat (normally a mixture of minced beef and pork or either beef, pork, or chicken)
◆ 1/2 to 1 onion chopped finely
◆ 1 tablespoon of breadcrumbs (alternatively small pieces of bread)
◆ 1 egg

          *** Always remember that breadcrumbs and egg will help create a perfect blend of Hamburg meat. Note that sometimes only the egg yolk is preferred.

◆ Salt
◆ Pepper
◆ Butter
◆ Vegetable oil
◆ Side dish items (fried potato, grilled mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, peas, and other preferred vegetables)


① Chop an onion finely and stir-fry with butter until it is fragrant.

② Thoroughly mix the butter-fried onion with minced meat, breadcrumbs, and egg.
     Put some salt and sample its taste. Heat up the well-mixed ingredients in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

③ Take the microwave-heated ingredients out and leave for 20 minutes.
     Mold the ingredients into a small ball-shaped piece and toss it from one hand to the other to get rid of the air remaining inside.
     Press it into a flat shape and create a small hole in the middle to ensure that it will be cooked easily.

④ Sprinkle some pepper on both sides.

⑤ Put a little bit of vegetable oil in a frying pan. Use a medium heat to grill both sides until it is cooked thoroughly.

⑥ Arrange it on a dish garnished with prepared side dish items, such as fried potato, grilled mushrooms,
    or other preferred vegetables, and pour some tasty sauce on top.

How to Prepare Hambagu Sauces

        Japanese Hambagu is more flavorful with a variety of specially prepared sauces, including Tonkatsu sauce, tomato sauce, tomato-mixed Worcestershire sauce, and Demi-Glace brown sauce.

Formula 1

◆ 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce
◆ 1 teaspoon of sugar
◆ Maggie seasoning sauce
◆ Worcestershire sauce

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and add some seasonings to get your preferred flavor.

Formula 2
Mix tomato sauce with Tonkatsu sauce and add some seasonings to get your preferred flavor.

Formula 3

◆ Light soup
◆ Salt
◆ Minced onion
◆ Maggie seasoning sauce
◆ Worcestershire sauce
◆ Wheat flour

1. Stir-fry the minced onion in a frying pan prepared for grilling of the meat.
2. Pour in some light soup. Add some salt and a little bit of Maggie seasoning sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
3. Add a little bit of wheat flour. Apply a low heat and stir-fry the well-mixed ingredients until the sauce is thickened.

Demi-Glace Brown Sauce
◆ Knorr Demi-Glace brown sauce powder
◆ Fresh water
◆ Roughly minced black pepper

Mix Knorr Demi-Glace brown sauce powder with fresh water. Stir-fry in a frying pan on a low heat until the sauce is thickened. Sprinkle some roughly minced black pepper on top.

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