Our Family Recipe for Nikujaga (Simmered Meat and Potatoes)

Our Family Recipe for Nikujaga (Simmered Meat and Potatoes)

The flavor is just right with these ingredient amounts. Easy and delicious - that's the best!

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Thinly sliced and roughly chopped beef
150 g
◆Dashi stock
300 ml
◆Soy sauce
2 1/2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon


1. Prep the vegetables: Cut into easy-to-eat pieces. Put the potato pieces in a bowl of water for about 10 minutes.
2. Heat oil (not listed) in a pan, and cook the beef. When it's about 80% cooked, add the vegetables and cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes.
3. Add the ◆ ingredients. When it comes to a boil, cover with an instant drop lid (see Hints), cover the pan with a regular lid on top, and simmer over low heat until the vegetables are tender.
4. Take both lids off, raise the heat to high and simmer until most of the liquid has reduced. Let it cool down naturally so that the flavors penetrate everything.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is our family's standard recipe for nikujaga. It's so easy, but my husband is delighted every time I make it, so I'm quite proud of it.