Toban Beef With Miso Sauce Recipe | Beef Recipe of Japan with Miso Sauce

Toban beef with miso sauce  is a traditional dish, originate in Hida region of Gifu, Japan. Hida is a mountainous region of the northern end of Gifu.  Many preserved foods, like miso, pickles, koya tofu (freeze-dry tofu) etc., were developed there because of it's  long snowy winter.  Beef is one of the most popular toppings for this dish  as Gifu is famous for its high quality Hida Beef. 

Toban beef with miso sauce is a delicious Japanese dish that combines thinly sliced beef with a flavorful miso-based sauce. Toban  is one of traditional-style Japanese cookware. As this recipe is cooked on the Toban, hence it is called "Toban beef". Here's a  recipe to make Toban beef with miso sauce at home:

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Ingredients of Toban Beef with Miso Sauce:

For the Beef:

  • 1 pound thinly sliced beef (such as ribeye or sirloin)
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped green onions for garnish

For the Miso Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons miso paste (You can take white or red which you like)
  • 2 tablespoons sake (Japanese rice wine)
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic

Instructions of Making Toban Beef with Miso Sauce:

1. Prepare the Miso Sauce:

  • Whisk together the miso paste, sake, mirin, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, grated ginger, and grated garlic in a small bowl and  Set the sauce aside.

2. Cook the Beef and Vegetables:

  • Heat a large skillet or a Japanese hot stone pot (toban) over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil and minced garlic when toban is hot.
  • Once the garlic becomes fragrant, add the thinly sliced beef and cook for a couple of minutes until it starts to brown. Add a pinch of salt and pepper now to season the beef .
  • Add the sliced onions and bell peppers to the skillet and stir-fry everything together until the vegetables become tender and the beef is cooked through.

3. Add the Miso Sauce:

  • Pour the miso sauce that you have prepared over the cooked beef and vegetables. Stir very well to coat beef and vegetables evenly with the sauce.
  • Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together and the sauce to thicken slightly.

4. Serving of Toban Beef with Miso Sauce:

Transfer the Toban beef with miso sauce to a serving platter or the hot stone pot if you have one. Garnish with chopped green onions and serve the dish hot with steamed rice.

Toban beef with miso sauce is a savory and umami-packed dish that's perfect for a cozy dinner. You can also customize it by adding other vegetables like mushrooms or carrots, depending on your preferences. Hope you will enjoy your home made Toban Beef !

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