Minced Meat Curry is true Japanese comfort food. Curry is extremely popular in Japan, and once you try this dish you will make it over and over again.
You can make Japanese curry with any almost any combination of meat or vegetables. I like to use ground pork; however, you can opt to substitute ground beef, ground chicken or ground turkey. And you can make a vegetarian version by replacing the meat altogether with black beans or garbanzos.
The secret to any good curry is the roux, and thankfully, there is no shortage of delicious curry roux available at the grocery store to make this dish quickly and easily. I usually make curry over the stove, but sometimes I use a pressure cooker.
Minced Meat Curry is not only a wonderful dish served on its own, it is also used to enhance other dishes such as “curry omelette rice, curry udon, or tonkatsu (pork cutlet) curry. When I use curry as a topper, I dice the other vegetables into very small pieces and use ground meat. When making curry as a main course, cut the vegetable into larger pieces and use chunks of beef, pork or chicken instead of ground meat.