Recipe by Mariko eats
"These traditional Japanese hamburgers are eaten without a bun. Shiitake mushrooms and tofu make them moist without falling apart, and a mirin glaze adds extra flavor. Absolutely delicious! I like to eat these with cooked daikon (Japanese radish) and rice."
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1 (14 ounce) package
sliced shiitake mushrooms
egg, lightly beaten
ground black pepper
mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
minced fresh ginger root
Nutritious and scrumptious! A hearty yet healthy approach to red meat with a hint of oriental flavoring that will satisfy the whole family.
Followed the recipe exactly...really good... I served it on top of an asian inspired green salad... great recipe for summer.
added chopped onions and panko bread crumbs, would be even better if you added some fresh garlic and more soy sauce or even ketchup to the sauce
Nice change from the ordinary. I like the combo of beef and tofu...I left out the mushrooms though because it seemed like it would be a bit too heavy for my tastes. I made it with fried noodles and mixed veg with Edamames:) Very good all in all.
Delicious! Both my 5 & 2 year olds ate small patties on hamburger buns. I recommend mashing the tofu rather than cutting it into 1/2" blocks if you want even distribution throughout the burger. I used chopped garlic and more of it. I also used only 1/2 # of ground beef and 3/4 of a block of firm tofu. This made 4 med sized and 2 small patties. I sliced the rest of the tofu and let the slices saute in the savory and sweet sauce at the bottom of the skillet for 5 minutes over med heat before flipping. Need to like tofu for that last part though. Thanks, Mariko.
I made this last weekend, alongside some asparagus and butter-sauteed radishes as sides. I had a couple patties that didn't want to stay together, but the recipe came out fantastic. I would definitely make this again. Next time I want to include some things like bean sprouts, and other veggies to spice things up.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Japanese Wafu Burger
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 163
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