A simple burger with a Japanese twist.


  • 4 steak mince burger (preferably from your local butcher)
  • 4 bun burgers
  • 1 large tomato (cut into thick slices)
  • fresh salad leaves
  • homemade tonkatsu sauce
  • 4 tblsp tomato ketchup
  • 4 tblsp water
  • 2 tblsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tblsp sake or red wine
  • 1 tblsp soya sauce


  • Put all the ingredients for the homemade tonkatsu sauce in a saucepan and simmer for about 10 minutes until the sauce thickens to the same consistency as tomato ketchup and then set aside to cool.
  • Cook the burgers to your liking on a BBQ, frying pan, grill or oven.
  • Place the burger on the bun and dress with a little tonkatsu sauce, sliced tomato and salad leaves.

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