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Japanese Beef Curry

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Japanese


Japanese Beef Curry is one of the most popular dishes in Japan; it is very common it can be considered a national dish. Basically it’s nearly the same as the Indian curry but adjusted to suit the Japanese palate.


  • 1 kg stewing beef, cubed
  • 2 carrots, cubed
  • 1 large potato, cubed
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 box 200-240g Japanese curry roux
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 large granny smith apple, peeled and grated
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • salt
  • oil
  • water


  1. In a pot add oil then brown beef on all sides, once done set aside.
  2. Add the onions, garlic and ginger then sauté until onions are soft.
  3. Add the grated apple, beef and enough water just to cover the beef, bring to a boil then simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Add the carrots and potatoes then simmer for 20 minutes. Add water if necessary.
  5. Add the tomato paste and curry roux, simmer for additional 10 minutes.
  6. Season with salt then serve with freshly steamed rice.