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braised meat & potatoes

  • Serves: 4
  • Calories: 329 kcal
  • Total Time: 30 m
    • Prep: 5 m
    • Cook: 25 m
  • Japanese: Niku-jaga
Braised Meat & Potatoes


  • 200 g thinly sliced beef (veal)
  • 2 big onions
  • 600 g (4 big or 6 small) potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons green peas
Step 1

step 1:

Cut the beef into bite-size pieces. Peel the onions and potatoes. Cut the onions into 8 sections. Cut the potatoes into 6 to 8 pieces. Cut the beef into bite-size pieces.

Step 2

step 2:

Heat salad oil, saute the beef until the color changes.

Step 3

step 3:

Add the onions and fry.

Step 4

step 4:

Add the potatoes and fry.

Step 5

step 5:

Add the water, sugar, sake, mirin, and 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce.

Step 6

step 6:

Cover and boil on high heat. After boiling, reduce the heat, skim off the surface scum.

Step 7

step 7:

Bring to boil again and cook until broth is reduced to half. Add remaining soy sauce. Cover again and boil until broth is reduced to one - third. Add green peas and mix.



The taste seeps into the potatoes and beef well. The potatoes will melt in your mouth.

Typical Meals – Braised Meat & Potatoes