We recently moved to a new state. After a long trips in the airplane and on the road, we wanted to make something simple. This was the first dish in our new home. Follow simple 3-2-2-3 when remembering the amount of seasoning.
Ingredients:Beef - 1 lb (chunks)
Onion - 1 small (cubed)
Carrots - 2 med (chunks)
Potatoes - 2 med (chunks)
Shirataki (Japanese yam cake in string form) - 1 pkg (sm)
Beef broth - 2 cups
Water - see below TIPS
Soy sauce - 3 TBS
Mirin - 2 TBS
Cooking wine (optional) - 2 TBS
Sugar - 3 TBS
Salt & pepper - to taste
- Cut beef into 1 inch chunks. Marinade with salt, pepper and soy sauce (2 tsp). Set is aside for at least 30 minutes.
- Cut onion, carrots and potatoes into bite size chunks (not too small, about 1 inch chunk)
- In a pot, heat 2 TBS of oil. Fry onion until fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add beef chunks to the pot. Brown both sides (it doesn't have to cook all the way).
- Add carrots, fry for another 2 minutes.
- Add in potatoes, fry for another 2 minutes.
- Add beef broth (2 cups or more to cover the ingredients). Bring to boil in med-high heat.
- Lower the heat, add 3 TBS of soy sauce and simmer for 7 minutes.
- Add in 2 TBS of mirin, simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Add in 2 TBS of sake (cooking wine) and let it cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add in 3 TBS of sugar and give a good stir and simmer until the liquid evaporates. Stir occasionally. Add in shirataki.
- It takes about 30-40 minutes (slow cooking, but it's worth it!). Adjust taste by adding salt/pepper or more salt if you prefer sweeter taste.
- Serve with rice. Simple side dish of chawanmushi (recipe coming soon) goes perfectly with this dish!
- If you added to much sugar, add water and readjust the taste to your liking.
- You can add other veggies such as snow peas, mushrooms for different varieties.