Hamburg Cheese Curry Rice
Recipe type: Meat
  • Hamburg steak –
  • 500 g minced meat (blend of pork and beef)
  • ½ large yellow onion – diced finely
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Curry sauce –
  • 1 box (8 cubes) instant curry sauce mix
  • 1000 ml low sodium chicken stock / beef stock (replace with water if unavailable)
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 yellow onion – cut into small chunks
  • 1 large potato – diced into small cubes
  • 1 large carrot – diced into small cubes
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil
  • To serve –
  • Steamed Japanese rice
  • Mozzarella or Gouda cheese – grated
  • Fukujin Zuke (Japanese red pickles)
  1. Make Hamburg Steak:
  2. In a small saucepan, add a little oil and sauté the diced onions until soft and translucent. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add in all the ingredients for the Hamburg along with the sautéed onions and mix well with chopstick or gloved hand.
  4. Prepare a large tray lined with cling wrap.
  5. Divide the minced meat mixture into six equal portions.
  6. Mold each patty into a round shape disc shape.
  7. Place onto prepared tray and refrigerate for at least 30 mins.
  8. *To freeze, put them into Ziploc and place into freezer.
  9. mins before cooking, bring them out from the fridge to room temperature.
  10. Make curry sauce:
  11. While waiting, prepare curry sauce. Drizzle some oil into a large pot or Dutch oven and sauté the cumin seeds (if using) and onions until translucent.
  12. Add in stock, water and the rest of the ingredients (except salt and pepper).
  13. Bring to boil and simmer for 15 mins until the vegetables are fork tender.
  14. Add in curry cubes and stir well to dissolve.
  15. Taste and add some salt and pepper if necessary.
  16. Turn off heat and set aside.
  17. To serve:
  18. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan. Use your thumb to make a depression in the middle of each patty. This will prevent it from puffing up during cooking.
  19. Cook the patties over medium heat for 5 mins.
  20. Spoon desired amount of rice onto a plate and top with generous amount of shredded cheese.
  21. Pour hot curry sauce over the rice and place cooked Hamburg on top.
  22. Serve with Japanese pickles and consume immediately.
Recipe by Bear Naked Food at