Low-Carb Okara Hamburgers

Low-Carb Okara Hamburgers

I used low-carb okara to make these hearty and filling hamburgers. The teriyaki style sauce makes children happy too.

Ingredients: 4 servings

●Ground pork
200 g
●Fresh okara
100 g
●Onions (finely chopped)
●Carrot (finely chopped)
● Lotus root (finely chopped) - optional
50 g
●Soy milk (or regular milk)
20 ml
●Salt and pepper
a small amount
●Chicken soup stock granules
1 tablespoon
☆ Soy sauce
50 ml
☆ Sake
50 ml
☆ Artificial sweetener (or sugar)
2 teaspoons (2 tablespoons if using sugar)
☆ Mirin
1 tablespoon
Katakuriko mixed with water
as needed


1. Put the ● ingredients in a bowl, and mix and knead them together with your hands. The texture depends on how much moisture is in the okara, so adjust with the amount of soy milk added. (You should be able to form patties with it.) Divide into 4 portions and form into patties.
2. Spread some olive oil (not listed in the ingredients) in a frying pan, and add the 4 patties. Put on a lid and steam-fry.
3. Open the lid; if the bottom side is browned, turn the patties over and brown the other side.
4. Put the ☆ ingredients in another frying pan. Cook while mixing to evaporate the alcohol. Lastly, add the katakuriko and water to thicken the sauce.
5. The sauce is quite thick and sweet. Adjust to taste.
6. Here I packed the bottom of the frying pan with the burger mixture to make a big burger. I served it in the frying pan. I sliced it into portions and served it with grated daikon radish.
7. It's a very neutral-tasting hamburger, so it goes well with any kind of sauce. We also have it simmered in a demi-glace sauce.

Story Behind this Recipe

My husband and I both started a low-carb diet, but I can't be bothered to cook a separate meal for the kids. So I thought up this recipe, which can be enjoyed by everyone in the family. I got asked to make this again the next day.