Kitty's Cookin' Cookbook

Japanese Hamburg Steak

4 servings


10 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time


1/2 lb Ground Pork (fat>20% preferred)

1/2 lb Ground Beef (fat>20% preferred)

1/2 tbsp Butter

1 tbsp Chopped Onions

1 Clove Garlic

2 tbsp Panko (for low carb use Pork Panko or crushed pork rinds)

1/2 tsp Salt

1/8 tsp Black Pepper

1 Whole Egg

1 1/2 tbsp Half & Half

1/4 tsp Nutmeg

1 1/2 tbsp Butter

1 1/2 tsp Sweetener (sugar alternative, sugar or preferred sweetener)

4 1/2 tbsp Red Wine

4 1/2 tbsp Water

4 1/2 tbsp Sugar-Free Ketchup (can sub with regular ketchup, but use half the sweetener)

4 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce


Gather all the ingredients.

Dice onions. In a medium sized frying pan, add 1/2 tbsp butter on medium heat. Once butter is melted, add onion, cook until browned and set aside. Should take around 2-3 minutes.

Grate garlic with a grater or a garlic press. Put into a large mixing bowl.

In mixing bowl, add ground pork, ground beef, salt, pepper, egg, panko, half & half, nutmeg, cooked onions from step 2). Combine with hands until mixed well.

Take 1/4 of the mix and throw from one hand to another while gently cupping the mix with the palm and hand forming a ball. Place the ball onto a plate and press down on it with the palm of your hand to form a patty. The patty should be around 1 inch thick. Afterwards, take your thumb and gently press and make an indent in the middle of the hamburger patty. This ensures the hamburger will retain it's shape during the cooking process (otherwise it will expand upwards).

In a small frying pan, add 1 1/2 tbsp butter, red wine, water, Sugar-Free Ketchup, sweetener and Worcestershire sauce on medium-low heat. Mix and reduce until the sauce thickens. Should be around 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat once thickened.

In a large frying pan, spray cooking oil and bring up to temperature on medium-high heat (about 2 minutes). Carefully place patties with indented side upwards, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or until browned. Flip to the other side and repeat.

Once hamburgers are done, transfer to a serving plate and pour demi-glace sauce on top. Best served with a side of vegetables.


Serving Size



377 kcal

Total Fat

29 g

Saturated Fat

12 g

Unsaturated Fat

14 g

Trans Fat

1 g


97 mg


650 mg

Total Carbohydrate

5 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

2 g


19 g

4 servings


10 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time
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