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Japanese Curry Mix

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • ½ lb stew-cut beef
  • 2 onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 4 cups water or see the package for the amount of water
  • 1 package curry sauce mix about 4 oz
  • Steamed rice

Optional Seasonings

  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 1 Tbsp apricot jam
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp curry powder


  • Cut vegetables into bite size pieces.
  • Heat oil and brown meat in a pot, then take meat out.
  • In the same pot, fry onions for 8 minutes. Add carrots and potatoes, then cooked meat.
  • Add water to the pot. After it boils, skim fat, and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 45 minutes until the meat becomes tender.
  • Remove from heat and add curry sauce mix. Stir well so the pieces of the mix dissolve.
  • If using the optional seasonings above, add all except the curry powder now. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, or if you’d like it thicker, cook longer.
  • If you'd like to add the optional curry powder, stir in just before serving.
  • Pour the curry over steamed rice.


From: Japanese Cooking 101
I used S&B Golden Curry sauce mix. I had to go to my local Asian market to find it, but it is also available on Amazon. Each 8.4 oz box is enough to make this recipe twice.