Teriyaki Hamburg Steak

kids friendly

Hamburg steak is a patty of ground beef and pork. Basically it's a burger without bun... but of couese much more to it! We usually serve with rice instead of bread. It's one of our favorite family meal of all time in Japan. Most family have their own recipe passed down by grandmother, grandfather, mother and father! Enjoy Western influenced Japanese fusion cuisine. Itadakimasu!



  • 200g Kobe / Wagyu Mince

  • 200g Pork Mince

  • 1 Medium Onion 

  • 1 tbsp Butter

  • 1 tbsp Oil

  • 1 tbsp Grated Ginger (Ginger Paste)

  • 1 Egg

  • 1/4 cup Panko or Bread Crumbs

  • 4 tbsp Milk

  • 1/2 tbs Salt

  • 1 pinch of Black Pepper

  • 1 pinch of Nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup Water

  • 2 tbsp Sugar

  • 6 tbsp Mirin (White Wine)

  • 5 tbsp Soy Sauce


  1. Finely chop the onion. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add butter and let it melt. Add the onion and let it golden. Remove from heat and let it cool down.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the Kobe / Wagyu mince, pork mince, cooled onion, milk, egg, ginger, nutmeg and panko bread crumbs. Lightly season with salt and pepper and mix well until smooth. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty!

  3. Form patties into 4 oval patties and remove the air in each by tossing from one hand to another. This process will help the hamburg steak from breaking into pieces while cooking.

  4. Heat a large frying pan on high and add oil. Cook the patties for 3 minutes, then flip and add water, sugar mirin and soy sauce and cover. Reduce to med-low heat and cook for 10 minutes or remove a cover and simmer until sauce becomes thicker


You can also add grated mooli on top if you like a lighter taste, it makes Wagyu rich taste a little milder.