It's a variation of nikujaga (simmered potatoes and meat) which makes a good side dish.
- 6 oz thinly sliced beef or pork, cut into 2 inch lengths
- 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
- 1 carrot, peeled and cut into bite size chunks
- 1 onion, cut into wedges
- 2 oz green beans, boiled and cut into halves
- 1 and 2/3 cup water
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 Tbsp curry powder
- 2 Tbsp sake
- 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
- 4 Tbsp soy sauce
Heat vegetable oil in a deep pot and saute beef/pork on high heat until it changes color. Add onion, carrot, and potato in the pot and saute. Sprinkle curry powder and saute together. Pour water and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to medium and skim off any foam or impurities that rise to the surface. Add sugar, sake, and soy sauce. Put a drop- lid and simmer until potatoes and carrots are softened. Add green beans at last and stir lightly.