Gyu Donburi

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by Paramedic Leigh

If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, this would be it. It is a Japanese dish, essentially onions and beef simmered in a sweet beef stock served over rice. The original Japanese recipe calls for dashi instead of beef stock. Dashi is a simple Japanese stock made from dried bonito flakes, a fish, and kelp. I find the beef stock version a bit more to my liking. Sake is a Japanese rice wine, available in any liquor store. Mirin is a sweet rice wine, Kikkoman makes an acceptable version called Aji-Mirin, available in most supermarkets.

Top Review by mich26

I like it when people tell the changes they made. I thought hers were pretty minor, since sake and mirin are two things that a lot of people don't commonly have on hand. And changing the meat is a common change, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the beef stock, sake and mirin in a medium saucepan, bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the sugar, stir until it dissolves. Reduce the heat to low and cook 5 minutes.
  2. Add the onion, cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the beef, cook for 2 minutes. Add soy sauce and cook an additional 3 minutes.
  3. Pour the eggs over the top, do not stir! Cover pan with a lid and let cook 2 minutes.
  4. Serve over cooked rice.

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