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Beef Katsu-Don (Beef Cutlet Bowl)

Zojirushi Recipe – Beef <i>Katsu-Don</i> (Beef Cutlet Bowl)

A spin to the classic katsudon, Beef Katsu-Don is made of sirloin steak. Seasoned with salt and pepper and coated in panko, it is then fried to crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside. Served over a bowl of warm rice with savory beef katsu sauce, this dish is sure to please any appetite.

            	Beef <i>Katsu-Don</i> (Beef Cutlet Bowl)  Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4):
To Prepare Separately:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 large cabbage leaves, cut into bite-size pieces

For Beef Katsu:

  • 4 (approx. 1-1/2 lb. total) beef sirloin tip steak or cut of your preference, 1/2" thick
  • 2/3 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • Vegetable oil, as needed

For Beef Katsu Sauce:

  • 10 oz. beef gravy
  • 4 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. butter

For the Rice:

  • 5 cups cooked short or medium grain white (see here) or brown rice (see here)

              Beef <i>Katsu-Don</i> (Beef Cutlet Bowl) Step 1

Prepare the cabbage. In a saucepan, add water, salt and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add cabbage and cook for one minute, then drain and set aside.

              Beef <i>Katsu-Don</i> (Beef Cutlet Bowl) Step 2

Prepare the beef katsu (cutlet). Make a few slits on the connective tissue between the meat if any, pound with a meat tenderizer and sprinkle salt and pepper.

              Beef <i>Katsu-Don</i> (Beef Cutlet Bowl) Step 3

Set up three plates for the batter—one with all-purpose flour, one with an egg and milk mixture, and one with panko. Coat each meat with flour, then dip in egg mixture, and finally cover with panko

              Beef <i>Katsu-Don</i> (Beef Cutlet Bowl) Step 4

Fry the beef katsu. In a pan that is at least 2.5 inches deep, fill with vegetable oil until 1 inch full, and heat over medium heat. When oil is heated to 350ºF, carefully add the cutlet to the pan. 

Fry for 1-2 minutes, flip cutlet, and fry for an additional 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat step to fry the remaining cutlets. Drain oil and set aside. 

              Beef <i>Katsu-Don</i> (Beef Cutlet Bowl) Step 5

Make the sauce. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat. Mix well. When the mixture starts simmering, turn heat off.

              Beef <i>Katsu-Don</i> (Beef Cutlet Bowl) Step 6

Arrange the bowls. Fill serving bowls with warm rice. Add cabbage from step 1. Slice beef katsu into bite-size pieces, and place over the rice.

              Beef <i>Katsu-Don</i> (Beef Cutlet Bowl) Step 7

Drizzle sauce from step 5. Enjoy while the katsu is crispy!