Plump Japanese-style Hamburger Steaks with Grated Daikon Radish

Plump Japanese-style Hamburger Steaks with Grated Daikon Radish

This is my family's go-to hamburger steak recipe. The grated daikon radish makes them taste refreshing and light. So good!

Ingredients: 4 hamburgers

Ground meat
Finely chopped onions (minced)
〇 Eggs
〇 Coarsely ground black pepper
As needed
〇 Salt
1/2 teaspoon
〇 Nutmeg
1/3 teaspoon
〇 Panko
4 tablespoons
〇 Milk
2 tablespoons
For the sauce:
Cooking sake
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Grated ginger
2 cm from a tube
Katakuriko slurry (1:2 start to water ratio)
as needed
Shiso leaves green onions
to taste
Grated daikon radish
to taste


1. In a bowl, mix the ground meat, finely chopped onions, 〇 ingredients, and knead together. Knead until completely incorporated.
2. In a small saucepan, boil the ingredients for the sauce. Thicken with the water-dissolved katakuriko.
3. Shape the meat mixture into 4 portions, and pat out the air pockets with the palm of your hands. Line on a heated pan with oil and cook over high heat to brown both sides.
4. Reduce to low heat and cover with a lid to steam cook. Cook all the way through. Stick a toothpick through, and it's done if the juices run clear.
5. Arrange on a plate, top with grated daikon radish, shiso leaves, and green onions and pour the sauce over.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is my family's recipe for Japanese-style hamburger steaks. My family loves them.