Nikujaga Croquettes with Frozen Beef Soboro

Nikujaga Croquettes with Frozen Beef Soboro

These are easy and tasty croquettes using frozen beef soboro. You can make this easy but tasty sauce too.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Potatoes (King Edward type)
Onion (sliced)
MInced beef
100 g
Boiled eggs
For breading the croquettes:
Flour (cake flour)
as required
as required
For the sauce:
Tomato sauce
3 tablespoons
Tomato ketchup
2 tablespoons
Japanese Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons
For deep-frying:
Vegetable oil (for deep-frying)
as required


1. Cook the potatoes and eggs in plenty of boiling water over medium heat. Remove the eggs after 13 minutes and continue to cook the potatoes for about 30 minutes altogether. Check to see if the potatoes are done by inserting a skewer.
2. Make "Simple Ground Beef Simmer" (Recipe ID: 2084263) or defrost it.
3. Fry the sliced onion until golden brown.
4. Drain the potatoes in a colander and peel them. It is easy to use tongs to grab the potato securely and peel.
5. Mash the potatoes roughly. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
6. Add the chopped boiled eggs, fried onion and minced beef. Mix gently.
7. Coat the portioned potato mixture with flour, eggs and panko in that order. Deep-fry each side for 2 minutes in the oil over a medium heat!
8. For the sauce, mix all the ingredients.

Story Behind this Recipe

I sometimes get a craving for croquettes.
By using a tasty beef soboro I made nikujaga flavored croquettes.
In New Zealand, croquettes are not so common, so they're popular with my multi-national friends!