Smart Recipes with Umami

Hamburg steak with shiitake mushroom

  • Umami-rich Recipes with Beef

With dried shiitake mushrooms, regular hamburg steak develops more umami.
Umami spreads throughout your whole mouth. In one step, the dish attains a restaurant-level taste.

 Ingredients( for 2 persons )

  • 2 dried shiitake mushroom
  • 200g mined beef
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • 2 tbsp red wine
  • 2 tbso tomato ketchap
  • 1 tbsp tonkatsu sauce


  • 1. Place the dried shiitake mushrooms in a bowl with water and leave to soak, then cut them into thin slices. Soak the bread crumbs with milk. Mix all the dumpling ingredients in a bowl, and separate them into two oval-shaped pieces.
  • 2. Heat the vegetable oil and butter in a frying pan and add 1. Cook over low-medium heat for about 5 minutes. Turn it over and cook for another 5 minutes. Arrange them on a plate.
  • 3. Pour red wine on to the frying pan and heat it up. Once it boils, add ketchup and tonkatsu sauce. When it reaches a thick consistency, pour it over 2.

Umami Score of Main Ingredients in the Recipe



Inosinate :


Dried shiitake mushrooms

Glutamate :

Guanylate :

調理時間 15分

  • Cooking time : 15 minutes
  • Calorific Value : 490 kcal

Beef is rich in inosinate, shiitake mushroom is rich in glutamate and guanylate and so forth. Pairing of these two ingredients provides umami synergy and makes dish tasty.



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