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Nikujaga (Japanese-style meat and potatoes)

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"Nikujaga (meat and potatoes) is a popular dish in Japan."
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50 m servings 315
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 315 calories; 6.2 48.1 13.7 13 1109 Full nutrition

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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 t...

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/se...

To those wondering about the 1/4 lb of beef: that MIGHT be the intended measurement. Nikujaga is not meant to be a hearty beef stew. Rather, the bulk of the dish is supposed to be the potatoes, ...

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, j...

I had to substitute white wine for the sake and beef broth for the dashi, but this recipe was really good. Maybe next time I will be able to find the correct ingredients.

really, really good. I love Japanese dish's and this one is know one of my favorites. thank you very much for sharing.

Great recipe and not hard, even for someone like me who never cooks. The taste is really good, but i agree with everyone else about the measurements. You need at least a 1lb of beef for this. Al...

This was yummy but too salty! Next time i will definitely cut down on the soy sauce!

I loved this dish! I really wanted something different, and I got it! I increased the amount of beef to one pound (yay meat!) and I did use beer instead of the sake but it still came out great. ...