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Japanese Wafu Burger

Japanese Wafu Burger

  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Mariko eats

Mariko eats

These traditional Japanese hamburgers are eaten without a bun. Shiitake mushrooms and tofu make them moist without falling apart, and a mirin glaze adds extra flavor. Absolutely delicious! I like to eat these with cooked daikon (Japanese radish) and rice.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 307 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 18.1 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 25.5 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 999 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Place the block of tofu onto a plate and place another plate on top. Set a 3 to 5 pound weight on top (a container filled with water works well). Press the tofu for 10 to 15 minutes, then drain off and discard the accumulated liquid. Cut the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes.
  2. Combine the tofu, ground beef, shiitake mushrooms, miso paste, egg, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Divide into 6 balls, and flatten into patties.
  3. Stir together the mirin, soy sauce, garlic paste, and ginger in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the burgers on each side, about 2 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to low; cover the pan and cook until the juices run clear, about 5 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.
  5. Pour the soy sauce mixture into the pan. Keep moving the pan so the sauce doesn't burn, and flip the burgers occasionally to coat both sides with the sauce. The sauce will thicken and create a shiny glaze on the burgers. When all the sauce has been used up, the burgers are ready.
  6. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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condor
13

condor

3/30/2011

Nutritious and scrumptious! A hearty yet healthy approach to red meat with a hint of oriental flavoring that will satisfy the whole family.

pixiestix
9

pixiestix

4/4/2011

Followed the recipe exactly...really good... I served it on top of an asian inspired green salad... great recipe for summer.

lovetotaste
5

lovetotaste

11/10/2011

added chopped onions and panko bread crumbs, would be even better if you added some fresh garlic and more soy sauce or even ketchup to the sauce

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