Beef Mince & Tofu in Sukiyaki Sauce – Hiroko’s Recipes

One of my family’s favourite dinner menus is ‘Sukiyaki Don’. I often use minced Beef instead of thinly sliced Beef. Because it is easier as thinly sliced Beef is not commonly averrable where I live. This is a simple altered version of it. Tofu is the key ingredient. I always serve this dish with freshly cooked Rice.


4 Servings


1 teaspoon Oil
500g Lean Beef Mince
100-150g Shiitake *OR Shimeji
450g Firm Tofu *torn or cut into small pieces
4 Spring Onions *cut into 4-5cm pieces

1 small piece Ginger *grated
5 tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 tablespoons Mirin
1/4 cup Sake (Rice Wine), Dashi Stock OR Water


Combine all the Sukiyaki Sauce ingredients. *Note: For children, use Dashi Stock or Water.Heat Oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, cook Beef Mince. When it changes colour, add the sauce, and bring to the boil.Place Tofu Pieces and Spring Onion, and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until the sauce is thickened. Stir to combine evenly. Enjoy with freshly cooked Rice.*Note: You can use medium firm Tofu such as ‘Momen’. As softer type Tofu contains more Water, you would end up having a lot of liquid in the pan. You would better reduce or omit the Sake (Rice Wine) (OR Dashi Stock, Water) to make the Sauce.

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