Only 3 grams net carbs each and covered in a tangy sauce. Keto Japanese hamburger steaks are easy to make for family dinners.
Japanese Hamburger Steak
Kids, adults, and basically everyone will love these miniature meatloaves! Japanese hamburger steaks have the same consistency of meatloaf, but are spiced slightly differently.
Instead of Italian seasoning, they are made with Worcestershire sauce and sesame seeds.
Traditional Japanese hamburger steaks are called Hambagu. They are usually made with a combination of ground beef and pork, so go ahead and add some pork to your hamburger steaks. It really adds a wonderful spice to them.
Keto Hamburger Steak
Traditionally, Japanese hamburger steak is covered in a sweet and salty sauce that’s made from a red wine reduction, ketchup, and Tonkatsu sauce.
To make a keto-friendly version, I used sugar-free ketchup, Swerve brown sugar substitute, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar. You could use red wine vinegar instead of rice wine vinegar if you want it to have those sweeter notes.
Easy Dinner With Hamburger Meat
This is the perfect meal to make ahead for your family. Fry up the hamburger steaks and then store them in an airtight container for up to three days.
When you are ready to serve them for dinner, just whisk together the sauce ingredients and then add the hamburger steaks to a skillet with the sauce and cook them until they are heated all the way through.
If you are going to pack them in your lunch, I suggest storing the hamburger steaks separately from the sauce. It will prevent the steaks from soaking up the sauce and becoming soggy.
What To Eat With Hamburger Steak
Japanese hamburger steak is usually served with rice. To keep it keto-friendly, serve them with some cauliflower rice instead. Garlic butter cauliflower rice will taste amazing with it!
Keto egg drop soup is also the perfect thing to add to the table with your hamburger steaks. It’s a light soup with mild flavors and everyone loves it.
Keto Japanese Recipe
Instead of cutting into the hamburger steaks to see if they are fully cooked, use an internal food thermometer. Your Japanese hamburger steaks should be cooked until they reach 165F.
Save yourself the mess and make them in the air fryer. Heat the air fryer to 370F. Then, cook the hamburger steaks for about 6 minutes. flip them over, and cook for another 5 minutes.
You might have to adjust the cooking time. Keep cooking your hamburger steaks until they reach 165F. Then, heat the sauce on the stove and add the sauce to the steaks on your plate.
It’s a much easier way to cook them – and uses less grease!
Keto Japanese Hamburger Steaks Recipe
Below are the ingredients you’ll need to make this keto Japanese hamburger steak recipe. Exact measurements and instructions are located below within the printable recipe card below.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Net Carbs: 3 net carbs per serving
For the hamburger steaks:
Ground beef or ground beef and pork mixture
Pork rinds crushed into crumbs
Unsweetened almond milk
Onion chopped finely
Salt and pepper
Sesame seeds and chopped green onions for garnish
For the sauce:
Sugar free ketchup
Swerve brown sugar substitute
Rice wine vinegar
Add the ground meat, pork rind crumbs, almond milk, onion, egg, worcestershire sauce, minced garlic and salt and pepper to taste to a mixing bowl, and knead with your hands until well combined.
Form the mixture into 5 evenly sized patties.
Place the oil in a skillet over medium high heat, and sear the patties evenly on both sides. Remove the patties, and set aside.
Drain the excess grease, and reduce the heat to medium.
Add in the butter.
In a bowl, mix together the rest of the sauce ingredients, and stir into the skillet.
Return the patties to the skillet, toss to coat in the sauce, and simmer over medium low heat until cooked to your liking.
Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions before serving.
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Keto Japanese Hamburger Steaks Recipe
- Large Mixing Bowl
Keto Hamburger Steaks
- 1 1/2 pounds Ground Beef or ground beef and ground pork mixture
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2/3 cup Pork Rinds crushed into crumbs
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/2 Onion chopped finely
- 1 large Egg
- 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
- Salt and Pepper
- Sesame Seeds and Chopped Green Onions for garnish
- 2 tbsp Sugar-Free Ketchup
- 1 tbsp Swerve Brown Sugar Substitute
- 2 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1/4 cup Water
- Add the ground meat, pork rind crumbs, almond milk, onion, egg, worcestershire sauce, minced garlic and salt and pepper to taste to a mixing bowl, and knead with your hands until well combined.
- Form the mixture into 5 evenly sized patties.
- Place the oil in a skillet over medium high heat, and sear the patties evenly on both sides.
- Remove the patties, and set aside.
- Drain the excess grease, and reduce the heat to medium.
- Add in the butter.
- In a bowl, mix together the rest of the sauce ingredients, and stir into the skillet.
- Return the patties to the skillet, toss to coat in the sauce, and simmer over medium low heat until cooked to your liking.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions before serving.
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