Hanbaagu – A burger with greens

This is not exactly like in your local burger place…
I often asked to Japanese Mums :
“So you said you cooked healthy meals for your children. What is your specialty ?
-Hanbaagu !
-Hamburger is healthy ?
-Not hanbaagaa like in fast-food shops. Hanbaagu. It’s full of fresh vegetables. And my kids love it…”

Yes, Japanese style hamburger is a vegetable preparation. With a little meat in it. This is one of the classic “yoshoku” dishes.
“yoshoku” meant Western food, in opposition to “washoku”, Japanese food. Actually, “yoshoku” is now reserved for the Western dishes the Japanese adapted at their taste and ingredients before the 1950’s.

That’s not exactly what I made, they like their hanbaagu with brown sauce and rice. I wanted something *lighter* and something to chew on the side.

Lean Japanese beef, celery leaves, onion, broccoli stalks, salt, gold chili pepper, salt, pepper, and very little corn starch. 2/3 of vegetables 1/3 of meat is a good ratio. It’s better to mix the veggies and spices, wait a little, get rid of excess water and then finish the mixing. Form the burger with wet hands.

Bad cook tip : If your meat is not of good quality, add mushrooms. Mushroom juice has been proven to *repair* the taste of cheap beef, and it is now widely used in food industry… and precisely, it’s because you don’t want meat that has bathed in gods-know-what to improve its taste and texture that it’s not a great idea to buy the lower end meat.

It’s baked with shishito peppers (green sweet chili), the enoki mushrooms and the piece of corn cob. You can see a little kimchi, a muffin, and a few leaves of basil.

About chili peppers and shishito pepper

Cal : 514.6 F10.9g C56.9g P49.9g

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