My Husband's Recipe for Healthy Hamburger Steaks with Carrots

My Husband's Recipe for Healthy Hamburger Steaks with Carrots

These hamburger steak contain a whole grated carrot and has a natural sweetness. The sauce uses the cooking liquid from the glazed carrots, so it turns out mild and delicious.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Ground beef
500 g
a small amount
Salt and pepper
a small amount
1 tablespoon
For the glazed carrot:
For the hamburer sauce:
Tonkatsu sauce, ketchup
as much as you like in a 1:1 ratio
The cooking liquid from the glazed carrots
1/2 cup (100 ml)


1. Make the glazed carrots: Slice the carrot into rounds, and simmer slowly in a small pan. Reserve the cooking liquid.
2. Make the hamburgers: Chop the onion finely and sauté in butter until well browned. Grate the carrot in the meantime.
3. Put the onion, carrot, ground beef, eggs, and panko in a bowl and knead together. Add salt and pepper halfway through, and keep kneading. When the meat mixture comes together, form into patties.
4. Spread oil in a pan. When it's hot, add the hamburger patties and brown one side over high heat. When it has browned, turn over and brown the other side.
5. When both sides of the hamburgers are browned, add enough water to cover 1/4 of the thickness of the hamburgers. Cover with a lid and steam-cook.
6. When the hamburgers have a bouncy texture on both sides, turn the heat off and take them out.
7. Make the hamburger sauce: Wash the burnt bits out of the pan. Add the glazed carrot cooking liquid, tonkatsu (or Japanese Worcestershire-style) sauce and ketchup, and simmer until thickened.
8. Serve: Put the hamburgers on serving plates, add plenty of sauce, and put the glazed carrots on the side.
9. This is a variation using the hamburger mixture I made in advance. It's a yakiniku sauce flavored soboro rice bowl (Recipe ID: 1593571).

Story Behind this Recipe

My hamburger-loving husband came to this recipe after a lot of trial and error. The hamburgers are sweet, light and healthy.