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hijiki hamburger steak

  • Serves: 4
  • Calories: 560 kcal
  • Total Time: 1 h 15 m
    • Prep: 35 m
    • Cook: 40 m
  • Japanese: Hijiki-hanbāgu
Hijiki Hamburger Steak


  • 400 g ground beef or pork
  • 8 g dried hijiki
  • 400 g onion
  • 1 egg
  • a little salt
  • a little pepper
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons salad oil
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 250 ml water for soaking hijiki

dipping sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Step 1

step 1:

Soak the dried hijiki in the 250 ml of water in a bowl for 30 minutes. Remove and drain. Squeeze out any excess water with your hands.

Step 2

step 2:

Chop the onion. Heat 1 tablespoon of the salad oil in a frying pan over a medium flame and sear the onion. After it becomes clear, remove from the heat and cool for more than 20 minutes.

Step 3

step 3:

Beat the egg and mix with the ground meat, hijiki, seared onion, bread crumbs, salt, pepper and nutmeg in a big bowl. Form into 4 balls and flatten into patties.

Step 4

step 4:

Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the frying pan over a medium flame and add the patties. Cover and sear the patties for a couple of minutes.

Step 5

step 5:

After they change color, sear the opposite side for a couple of minutes.

Step 6

step 6:

To make the sauce, mix the mayonnaise, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in a dish.


Place the hamburger steak patties on servings plates and pour the sauce over the top.


Because hijiki is added into the patties, this hamburger steak has a lighter and simpler taste than regular hamburgers. Hijiki contains a lot of dietary fiber and iron, so this hamburger steak is also very healthy.