I wrote this recipe for my children who loved this dish when they were young. This is one of the dishes that brings back their childhood memories. I learned this dish from a dietician who was working at a school lunch centre. The primary school I was teaching was so isolated and too far from the district’s lunch centre. That’s why we had our own lunch centre, which was basically a very large kitchen, right next to the school building. We enjoyed freshly cooked delicious school lunch everyday. So this dish brings back my old memories as well.
4 Servings (8 Hamburgers)
Lean Beef Mince or Beef & Pork Mince 500g
Onion 1 *finely chopped
Panko Bread Crumbs 1/2 cup
Parsley 1 tablespoon *finely chopped
Salt & Pepper as required
Potato Starch Flour 2 to 3 tablespoons
Oil 2 tablespoons
Beef Stock 1 cup (or Water 1 cup and Beef Stock Cube)
Tomato Ketchup 1/4 to 1/3 cup
Tonkatsu Sauce 2 to 3 tablespoons (or Worcestershire Sauce)
- Combine Beef Mince, finely chopped Onion, Panko, Egg and finely chopped Parsley. Season with Salt & Pepper and form into 8 patties.
- Coat the patties with Potato Starch Flour very well. This will create jelly like layer around the humburgers and thicken the sauce.
- Heat Oil in a frying pan over low to medium heat, brown the burgers on both sides. The insides can be still raw at this stage.
- Add Beef Stock, Tomato Ketchup and Tonkatsu Sauce and mix the liquid ingredients well, then cover with a lid and cook, occasionally turning, for ten minutes or until cooked through and the sauce is thickened.