Hamburg Steak

Happy Boys/Children's Day! (Tango no sekku 端午の節句)

A traditional Japan holiday that used to focus on boys only but later on broadened to include girls as well; 5th May is a special day spent to celebrate and wish for children to grow up healthy and prosperous! 

Families would raise koinobori - carp-shaped windsocks to symbolise strength and vitality.

As we don't have carp windsocks in Singapore, we made our own (cheese) koinobori hamburg steak, adorned with a field of colourful vegetables and a quick homemade sauce on the side.

This crowd pleaser is stuffed with cheese in the middle and cooked using a special sear + steam method - resulting in super plump and juicy hamburg steaks! 



Makes about 8 patties

Hamburg Steak Sauce
1 Yellow Onion (diced) 1 Tbsp Ketchup
500g Minced Beef 1 Tbsp Tonkatsu Sauce
250g Minced Pork
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Black Pepper
1/2 Tsp White Pepper
1/2 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
1 Egg
(optional) Cheese of your choice, we used mozzarella and cheddar


  1. Prepare BRUNO Hotplate with Flat Plate
  2. Heat 2 Tbsp oil on MED and stir fry diced onions till tender and browned.
  3. Remove onions and set aside to cool
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine beef, pork, salt, black pepper, white pepper, panko and egg
  5. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions
  6. Pick up one portion and throw it between your hands to remove air pockets
  7. At this point, shape into a patty, OR flatten into a disk slightly and add cheese to the centre and wrap it up.
  8. Repeat till you make 8 patties
  9. Lightly oil flat plate, turn heat to MED and sear your patties till golden brown on one side
  10. Then, flip the patties and slowly add in just enough water to cover the flat plate
  11. Cover and turn heat down to LOW and steam for 8 minutes
  12. Once done, remove patties from the hotplate and make sauce with remaining liquid
  13. Add in ketchup and tonkatsu sauce and mix well. Cook till your preferred consistency.
  14. Scoop the sauce out to serve on the side if you'd like
  15. or serve directly on BRUNO along with an assortment of colourful vegetables! 
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