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    Iron Chef Winner's Japanese-Style Hamburgers

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    40 mins

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    25 mins

    Sue Lau's Note:

    A recipe from Katsuyo Kobayashi and her book "Quick and Easy Japanese Cookbook". She defeated Iron Chef Chen Kenichi on the popular Food Network t.v. show "Iron Chef". Kobayashi-san claims she can make anyone into an Iron Chef! :)

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    1. 1
      In a mixing bowl, season ground beef to taste with salt and pepper.
    2. 2
      Heat a small amount of oil in saute pan and cook onion until tender.
    3. 3
      In a small bowl, beat egg lightly; add milk, mixing well.
    4. 4
      Stir in breadcrumbs and allow to rest.
    5. 5
      Add onions and breadcrumbs to ground beef, working ingredients together with your hands.
    6. 6
      Divide meat into fourths, and make a patty; toss back and forth to force air out.
    7. 7
      Shape into burger shape.
    8. 8
      Heat small amount of oil in skillet and cook burgers; cover pan, and simmer on medium-high heat until burgers cook done; then remove lid, reduce heat to medium, and cook till water disappears.
    9. 9
      Remove from pan.
    10. 10
      Add 2/3 cup water, ketchup, sake, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and butter to pan; bring to boil.
    11. 11
      Simmer till thickened.
    12. 12
      Spoon sauce over burgers on plate.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 18, 2009


      Not bad, but not one I'd make again. Too salty for my tastes, even when using lower-sodium soy sauce.

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    • on October 14, 2008


      This was delicious!! Did cook the burgers on my George Foreman grill though!! And did use a bit more onion!! Thanks Sue! :)

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    • on February 02, 2008


      GreaT RECIPE. I used ground pork insted of beef, and I think Beef would taste better because beef has more flavour. but overall very good!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Iron Chef Winner's Japanese-Style Hamburgers

    Serving Size: 1 (239 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 400.9
    Calories from Fat 187
    Total Fat 20.8 g
    Saturated Fat 8.6 g
    Cholesterol 129.2 mg
    Sodium 1059.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 5.8 g
    Protein 24.7 g

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