54 Reviews

Truly enjoyed the recipe. Personally will not add salt next time as the soy sauce would be enough for us. VERY easy to put together. Thank you for sharing.

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momEgodess October 23, 2012

Very tasty! I took CraftScout's advice and skipped the extra salt. I also cut some carbs and calories by subbing two large turnips for the potatoes. The turnip pieces came out very tasty and tender.

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beffymaroo August 19, 2012

I was so excited to try this recipe but was very disappointed with the end result. Although the beef is tender, there's no flavor at all. The aroma was also very bland, boring. My house smelled like potatoes, which wasn't appealing at all. It'll probably all end up in the trash. I won't be making this recipe ever again.

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seemyview February 26, 2012

I followed the recipe except using light soy sauce instead of soy sauce, which I didn't have. The end results was pretty tasty, albeit being a touch too sweet. I will use a little less sugar next time to adjust for substituting soy sauce with light soy sauce.

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myoungp January 09, 2011

It was enjoyable but I wanted it to have a little more taste. We ate it all though! I think it's really worth it to buy the better meat.

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adventurouscook October 12, 2009

My family wasn't wild about this. The sugar made it way too sweet. It was simple, but overall the effect was not good.

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Melia Ski September 15, 2009

This is really an easy recipe, and the results are quite good. I do want to work on it a little as there is no "zing"...did make the veggies the same size as the stew beef, and used a bit less sugar; and used beef broth in place of water and saki (this may have reduced the flavor -- may try again with no substitions!). Mine was done after 8 hours on low. A definite keeper...thank you for posting this recipe.

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Kauaian cook March 26, 2009

This was a very nice stew, and quite different to the tomato based heavy sauce stews we typically make. A little bit sweet, but not in a bad way, just not used to it. Was filling but not heavy. I quarted the potatoes and cut carrots in thirds. I would make this again, especially as I love cooking in the crock pot! Thanks

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KiwiYank February 26, 2009

This was really very tasty. It's not quite the same as authentic nikujaga with very thinly sliced beef and konnyaku noodles, but it comes fairly close in flavor and is delicious in it's own right, especially served with rice. Easy, yummy and wonderful.

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Maggie, Cooking January 24, 2009
Niku Jaga (Japanese Beef Stew in the Crock Pot)