Nikujaga: Japanese Simmered Meat and Potatoes

Nikujaga: Japanese Simmered Meat and Potatoes

Here's a recipe for Nikujaga, meaning "meat and potatoes". It's the Japanese version of beef stew, high in energy, low on prep and quite tasty.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a deep pot and sauté the meat on high heat until it changes color.
  3. Step 3

    Add onion, carrot, potato, and shirataki in the pot and sauté together.
  4. Step 4

    Pour dashi soup and bring to a boil.
  5. Step 5

    Turn down the heat to medium and skim off any foam or impurities that rise to the surface.
  6. Step 6

    Add sugar, mirin, and soy sauce and put a drop-lid.
  7. Step 7

    Simmer until vegetables are softened.
  8. Step 8

    Serve and enjoy.