No-Oil Added! Sesame and Miso Nikujaga Meat and Potatoes

No-Oil Added! Sesame and Miso Nikujaga Meat and Potatoes

The sesame-miso with a lot of ground sesame is the key to this dish. This is nikujaga (Japanese meat and potatoes) with a difference. It's a homemade miso sauce, and delicious!

Ingredients: 2 servings

2 to 3
Pork (or beef), coarsely chopped
100 g
◎ Mirin
1 tablespoon
◎ Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
☆ Mirin
1 tablespoon
☆ Ground sesame seeds
3 tablespoons
Thinly sliced green onion
As garnish


1. Peel the potatoes, cut into easy to eat pieces, and put in a bowl of water.
2. Peel the carrot and onion, and cut into easy to eat pieces.
3. Take any fat off the coarsely chopped meat, and cut any large pieces into easy to eat size.
4. Put the potatoes, carrot and onion in a pan and add enough water to cover. Turn on the heat.
5. When it comes to a boil, add the meat, separating it so that it doesn't stick together. Skim off the scum, and add the ◎ ingredients.
6. Combine the ☆ ingredients and mix together well.
7. When the meat and vegetables are tender, add the mixture from Step 6. Mix in well, turn off the heat and cover with a lid. Leave to steam for a while.
8. Transfer to serving plates, sprinkle with green onion and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

Nikujaga is boring if it's always flavored with soy sauce! So I tried flavoring it with miso, and added sesame too.