Nikujaga (Japanese-style meat and potatoes)

Nikujaga (Japanese-style meat and potatoes)

10 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Recipe by  Hinata

“Nikujaga (meat and potatoes) is a popular dish in Japan.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  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, soy 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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Overall it was pretty good but the measurements were way off. HAS to be a typo. 1/4lb of meat to serve 4??? I used a lil over 1lb and it even then it was swimming in the broth. After following the recipe, i added extra soy and sugar only because i thought the flavor was a little on the lite side. Overall good.** If you cant find dashi, beef broth/stock works just fine. My japanese mom happen to have some so i was able to get some from her.



After I cook this dish our Japanese foreign exchange student adds more sugar and soy sauce to taste (Kamada brand is the best!) Our family loves this recipe very much and it is even better w/several TBS more sugar and a few shakes more soy sauce.



So tasty! I have a Japanese foreign exchange student whose been missing the food from home. He loved this! So did everyone else who got to taste it. I upped the meat to 1.25 lb. otherwise, just as planned.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 315 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 48.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 1109 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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