Nikujyaga is a very popular meal at home in Japan. The ingredients are typically beef or pork, potato, onion, and carrot stewed in a somewhat sweet sauce. Boys will often request their girlfriends to make this dish because it is very much a comfort food. Thus, many women will remark that it is their favorite and most delicious dish to make.
Yield: 2 servings
Time: 20 minutes
- 1/2 lb sliced beef
- 3 potatoes (each cut into 8 pieces)
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1/2 onion, sliced
- 2 tbsp sake
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1.5 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp mirin
- Heat oil in a frying pan and grill beef for 2 minutes, then add mixed spices (soy sauce, mirin, sake and sugar)
- Add vegetables, cover, and cook for 10 minutes over medium heat
- Remove the lid and continue cooking for 10 more minutes, stirring constantly
- Serve and enjoy!