Cheese in Hamburg Recipe

This Hamburg Steak is filled with melting cheese and topped with demi-glace sauce! The cheese goes great with the sauce. Delicious!

Cheese in Hamburg

Course Beef, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Japanese
Servings 2 people
Cook Time 30 minutes Time for cooling onion mixture is not included in cook time.
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  • 200 g Ground Beef and Pork
  • 1/3 tsp Salt
  • Pepper
  • 70 g Onions
  • 2 Shiitake Mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp Soft Panko nama-panko, Japanese breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 Egg
  • 40 g Cheese for melting
  • 100 ml Water
Side Vegetables
  • 80 g Mixed Vegetables frozen, boiled and salted
  • 2 New Potatoes with skin, boiled and salted
  • Olive Oil
* 1 tablespoon (tbsp) = 15 ml, 1 teaspoon (tsp) = 5 ml
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  1. Let’s prepare the ingredients. Chop the onion into fine pieces.
  2. Remove the stem end of the shiitake mushrooms and separate the stems and the caps. Chop the caps and the stems into fine pieces.
  3. Saute the onion mixture. Coat a pan with the olive oil. When the pan is hot enough, stir-fry the onion and shiitake mushrooms. Lightly brown the onion mixture. Season with the salt and the pepper.
  4. Put the mixture into a bowl. When the mixture has cooled down place it in the fridge to chill it.
  5. Combine the patty ingredients. To the chilled onion mixture, add the beaten egg and soft bread crumbs. Mix to combine.
  6. Gather the mixture to the edge, making a space for the meat. Add the ground pork and beef mixture. Add the salt and the pepper. Knead the meat until it begins to look smooth and turn kind of gooey.
  7. Combine the onion mixture and the ground meat, and knead it thoroughly. Shape the meat into a ball and throw it into the bowl, removing the air inside.
  8. Clean your hands. Then, coat your hands with olive oil. Divide the ground meat in half. Hold the half in your palms and shape it into an oval. Then, wrap the cheese with it.
  9. Shape it into an oval again and place the patty onto a tray. Repeat the process and now you have 2 hamburg steaks.
  10. Let’s cook the hamburg. Heat the olive oil in a pan. Place the patties into the pan and gently press with your hand.
  11. When the other side firms up, change the position of the patties to brown evenly.
  12. Cover, reduce the heat to low and brown the other side thoroughly.
  13. Flip the patties over. Shift the position of the patties again. Make sure to brown the sides of the meat.
  14. When both sides are completely browned, pour the water into the pan. Cover and fry the patties for about 8 minutes until the water almost evaporates.
  15. Pierce the hamburg with a bamboo stick. If the juices are clear, they are ready to serve.
  16. Place the hamburg next to the mixed vegetables onto a plate.
  17. Let’s make the sauce. Remove the excess oil with a paper towel. Add the packaged demiglace sauce, bouillon broth, soy sauce and apple jam, or ketchup. Turn on the burner and mix the sauce evenly.
  18. Bring it to a boil and reduce the sauce until it reaches the desired consistency as shown. Sprinkle on the salt and the pepper to taste.
  19. Pour the sauce over the hamburg. Now, it is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Adding the water to the pan will help cook the inside and avoid undercooking. If the water remains, uncover and allow it to evaporate.
Using a conventional oven will make the recipe more delicious.
You can use your favorite type of cheese for melting.

This post was last modified on 09/15/2020

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