Simmered Beef and Burdock Root with Konnyaku

Simmered Beef and Burdock Root with Konnyaku

This is a tad spicy and goes great with rice! I also recommend serving in rice bowls. It might look like a lot of food because the burdock root and konnyaku add volume, but it is surprisingly healthy.

Ingredients: 3-4 people

Thin sliced and cut beef
100 g
Burdock root
1 small
Ginger (grated)
One whole piece of ginger
Sesame oil
2 teaspoons
★ Water
★ Sake
2 tablespoons
★ Sugar
2 teaspoons
★ Japanese dashi stock powder
1/2 teaspoon
☆ Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
☆ Red chilli (sliced)
1 whole pepper


1. Shave off the burdock root with the back of a knife, cut into long thing strips, and soak in water to remove scum and dirt. It has a nice texture if you cut them big.
2. Cut the konnyaku into varying sizes with a knife (about twice as big as the burdock root), and soak in water for a while.
3. Heat sesame seed oil in a pan or pot, lightly fry the beef and ginger, and add the drained ingredients from steps 1 and 2 after it has cooked through, frying it some more.
4. Add the ★ ingredients while cooking in low heat, and stir it so that the ingredients are evenly distributed.
5. Continue until most of the liquid has evaporated. Make sure to stir occasionally so that the flavors are evenly distributed.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a healthy and filling meal for my children.