Today we’re going to show you how to make our quick weeknight Japanese Beef Curry! This is a part of a series of Japanese Curry recipes. Check them out here: Japanese Curry Rice Series

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Minna-san Tip
I use curry sauce mix and curry roux interchangeably in this recipe.



How much are we making?
Total Calories
Beef Stewing Meat
1.5 lb
Large Onion
Garlic Cloves
Fresh Ginger
1 Tablespoon
Worchestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoon
2 Tablespoons
Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon
Black Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoons
Beef Bouillon Cubes
2 Cups
Japanese Curry Sauce Mix
3.2 Oz Box
Cooked Rice
17  Items


  1. Pressure Cooking the Beef
    1. Peel our ginger, and apple. peeling ginger peeling an apple
    2. Then mince the ginger and garlic cloves. Roughly chop up the apple. mincing ginger mincing garlic cutting up an apple
    3. Slice onion up into large pieces. Slicing onion into large slices
    4. Season stew meat all over with salt and pepper. Seasoning beef with salt Seasoning beef with pepper
    5. Turn the pressure cooker on saute mode and add the vegetable oil to it. Once hot add the stew meat. Brown the pieces on all sides about 7-8 minutes. setting pressure cooker to saute mode adding oil into pressure cooker adding seasoned stew meat into pressure cooker well browned stew meat
    6. Now add the onions, ginger, garlic and apple. Saute for a few minutes or until the onions turn translucent. Then turn off the pressure cooker. Adding sliced onion to pressure cooker adding ginger to pressure cooker adding garlic to pressure cooker adding apple to pressure cooker Translucent onions after a few minutes of sauting
    7. Add the beef bouillon cubes, water, worchershire sauce, soy sauce, and honey to the pot and mix well. adding beef bouillon cubes adding water Adding worchestershire sauce adding soy sauce adding honey
    8. Now put on the lid and set the pressure cooker to high pressure for 30 minutes. putting lid on pressure cooker setting pressure cooker to high pressure for 30 minutes
  2. Cooking the Veggies
    1. While the beef is cooking, let’s prep the rest of our ingredients. Peel carrots and the potatoes. Then cut them up into large bite sized pieces. peeling carrots peeling potatoes cutting potatoes up cutting up carrots
    2. After the 30 minutes is up, release the pressure from the cooker and take off the lid. Releasing pressure from cooker after 30 minutes
    3. Add the potatoes and carrots to the pot and stir well. Put the lid back on, and set the pressure cooker on high pressure for 5 minutes. adding potatoes and carrots to pressure cooker Setting pressure cooker to high pressure for 5 minutes
  3. Putting it All Together
    1. After 5 minutes, release the pressure from the cooker one last time. Take off the lid. Releasing pressure from pressure cooker after 5 minutes
    2. Take our boxed curry sauce and break it up into several pieces. Add it to the pressure cooker and mix it really well to dissolve the pieces. Our boxed curry sauce or roux Breaking curry roux block up into pieces adding curry roux pieces to pressure cooker curry pieces starting to dissolve after mixing in some fully dissolved curry roux into a sauce
    3. Now add the frozen peas and give it another good stir. Serve it up with rice and enjoy! adding frozen peas Our finishing quick Japanese Beef Curry A bowl of our delicious scratch-made Japanese beef curry.