Sasebo Burger Bento Box

Sasebo Burger Bento Box

I used local Hirato beef and made a Sasebo burger (a speciality of a city in Nagasaki prefecture). I packed it in my bento box.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Thinly sliced beef offcuts
50 g
1 small clove
Salt and pepper
to taste
Sliced cheese
1 slice
1 thin slice
1 thin slice
1 leaf
1, small
to taste


1. Wrap garlic in cling film lightly and heat in a 600 W microwave for about 1 minute.
2. Cut the thinly sliced beef offcuts more finely and add the garlic from Step 1. Chop together until the mixture is smooth and season with salt and pepper. Shape into a patty.
3. Put the patty from Step 2 in a heated pan. Fry both sides over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Place the sliced cheese on top.
4. Cut the bread horizontally and spread mayonnaise on the cut sides. Sandwich the lettuce, burger, (cheese), onion and tomato.

Story Behind this Recipe

In Sasebo (Nagasaki prefecture), burgers are served for school lunch! The burgers in Sasebo differ from restaurant to restaurant, and so I made my own style of Sasebo burger. You don't have to use burger buns. I used a baguette-type bun this time.