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Niku Jaga: A Popular Meat and Potato Dish

Healthy Japanese recipe

A popular dish at Japanese dinner tables!

Ingredients (serves 4)

4 potatoes

300g sliced pork (or beef)

1 onion

5 thin slices of ginger

50g green beans

2 tbsp sugar

3 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp sake (or you can use white wine)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 cup water


1. Thinly slice any chunks of meat.

2. Cut the potatoes into 6 equally-sized pieces and soak in water for 10 minutes. Cut the onion into 2cm wide crescents and cut the green beans into 2cm long slices.

3. Heat the olive oil well in a heavy-bottomed pot, then add the meat, ginger and white wine.

4. Add the onions and potatoes. Cook for 5 or 6 minutes, then add the soy sauce followed by the green beans.

5. Continue cooking until all the ingredients are tender, then serve.

Nutritional value

(Per serving)

• 339 kcal

• 18.2 g protein

• 15.9 g fat

• 26 mg calcium

• 2.4 g dietary fiber

• 1.5 g salt

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