Go Back
+ servings
Tender, juicy Japanese style Hamburg Steak glazed with teriyaki sauce.

Hamburger Steak with Teriyaki Sauce

Japanese Hamburger Steak or Hamburg Steak (ハンバーグステーキ) is a popular Western-style dish in Japan. I've glazed the moist, tender beef patties in a glistening coat of sweet and savory teriyaki sauce for this version.
Course Entree
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword bento, meatball, yoshoku
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 779kcal


For patty

  • 100 grams onion (minced)
  • 600 grams ground beef
  • 75 grams cream cheese
  • 30 grams panko
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Potato starch (for dusting)
  • Vegetable oil (for pan)

For teriyaki sauce

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup sake


  • Add the onions to a microwave-safe bowl, cover it with lid or plastic wrap, and microwave at 600 watts for about four minutes twenty seconds. The goal is to get them soft and just starting to brown. Let these cool off a bit.
    Opening lid of bowl with cooked minced onions.
  • Add the ground beef, cream cheese, panko, egg, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and cooled onions to a bowl and use your hands to knead the mixture together until it's uniform in color.
    Mixing meat mixture for making Japanese Hamburger Steak.
  • Shape the mixture into 6-8 patties. Smack the patties between your hands to force out any air and seal up any cracks.
    Shaping Japanese Hamburger Steaks between two hands.
  • Put a spoonful of potato starch into a fine-mesh sieve and dust both sides of the patties with a thin, even coating. You can pat them between your hands again to remove any excess starch.
    Dusting Hamburg Steak patties with potato starch.
  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add a splash of oil. Add as many patties as you can get into the pan without overcrowding it.
    Raw hamburg steaks in a frying pan.
  • Fry the Hamburg Steaks until they're cooked about 1/4 of the way through and flip them over. Turn down the heat to medium-low and brown the second side.
    Pan-frying Hamburg Steaks.
  • Flip the patties periodically to evenly brown both sides, and the internal temperature reads 140F (60C) on an instant-read thermometer.
    Browned Japanese hamburger steaks in a frying pan.
  • Transfer the Hamburger Steaks onto a plate. If your pan didn't fit all the patties, fry the remaining patties now.
  • Once all of the patties have been cooked, turn off the heat and use paper towels to wipe out all of the pan's grease and particulate matter.
    Wiping out oil and debris from frying pan with paper towels.
  • Add the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce to the clean pan and turn the stove on to high heat. Boil the sauce until it starts to thicken.
    Caramelizing Teriyaki Sauce in a frying pan.
  • Return the Hamburg patties to the pan and roll them around in the sauce until they are coated in a thick, shiny layer of sauce, and the glaze has started to caramelize.
    Glazing Hamburg Steak with Teriyaki sauce.


Calories: 779kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 224mg | Sodium: 1781mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 6mg