Hamburger Steak Bento ハンバーグ弁当

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Another weekend went flying by.  I cooked and shot four recipes on Saturday and got to have dinner with my friend Melanie from Far West Rice.  My husband’s cousin and his family are visiting from Japan and we had a great Sunday lunch at the Beach Chalet in San Francisco.  It’s one of our favorite places to go since my husband loves their beer and I love watching the ocean waves through their glass window on a clear sunny day.

As the weekend is coming to an end, even though Monday is a minimum day for my son’s school (which means school dismisses before lunch), I start thinking about what to pack for this week’s lunch menus.

If you follow my Bento (lunch box) Series, you probably noticed that I usually put the leftover in my son’s lunch box from previous dinner menu.  I also pack leftovers in individual containers and freeze them for later bento use.  This is helpful when you eat out and do not have leftover to pack for next day’s bento.

Hamburger Steak Bento | JustOneCookbook.comPrevious Dinner was:

My family’s favorite Hamburger Steak!

Hamburger Steak (Hambāgu ハンバーグ) |

Lunch Next Day:

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Hamburger Steak Bento
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Serves: 1 Bento
  1. Fill up half of bento box with Japanese rice. Let it cool so that hot/warm rice will not warm up other cool food.
  2. Reheat leftover Hamburger Steak in a frying pan until it's warm thoroughly.
  3. Pack cooled Hamburger Steak in a silicone cup and put in bento box.
  4. Place broccoli, tomato, celery and corn in the bento box.
  5. Sprinkle furikake on top of rice.
  6. Cool down completely before closing the bento box.
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* This lunch is for my 6-year-old son.

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  1. Nami, hope you had a nice weekend and are totally recovered by now. This bento box must be a child´s dream with hamburger, rice and vegetables plus some wonderful fresh fruits. The original recipe for the hamburger steak is still on my list of must try dishes as it looks awefully good! I do like those “Cars” chopsticks that you placed alongside your son´s bento box, he must love to use them.
    Have a wonderful Monday!

  2. That’s a lovely looking bento box. I think the burgers would be a wonderful lunch time treat. And it’s so colourful too. No wonder your son looks forward to lunch time xx

  3. Hi Nami,
    Your hamburger steak bento looks delicious. I will try it out this week for my son’s bento also. Btw, you bento pictures are always amazing! and thanks again for mentioning my site! regards, Nobuko :)

  4. Four recipes? Wow, sounds like you had a very busy weekend! This burgers look so juicy and putting them in bento box looks very special. Have a productive and fun week, Nami!

  5. Wow, cooking and shooting 4 recipes in one day is a lot! I sometimes do 2, and very occasionally 3, but I don’t think I’ve ever done 4. Good work! And good work on this bento – I really find this series so much fun. Thank you.

  6. Sounds like a busy, but great weekend spend with loved ones. I love your bento and it looks very delicious, fresh and colorful as it should look like. I need to try your hamburger steak–looks very yummy and tempting!
    I wish you wonderful week ahead, I hope you will get some rest!

  7. Cristine

    Hi Nami,
    I made the hamburgers steaks today and I want you to know they were absolutely delicious! The sauce was wonderful and the hamburgers were very tender and moist. I will be making this a lot in the future, I’m sure. Thank you for the lovely recipe.
    Greetings from the Netherlands!

    • Hi Cristine! Thank you so much for trying this recipe. I’m really happy to hear you you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for your feedback – you made my day! :)

  8. Another great bento Nami! I like the corn in this one – is it left on the cob? The weekends do go flying by way too quickly. I am so impressed you cooked and shot multiple dishes in one day and still had time to visit with a friend. You are a whiz at this! :)

  9. Kimmi

    Thanks for sharing another great bento! I love the small touch of the corn that you included with the veggies. I would imagine that the smaller portion would make it easier to eat too! Today happens to be an off-work day for me… but I need to start thinking about this week’s lucnhes… =)

    • Thanks Kimmi! You are so right! My kids tend to eat more varieties of veggies and fruits when each portion is small (besides their favorite veggies/fruits – they eat like crazy). Enjoy your off-work day! :)

  10. Four recipe shoots in one day? You are ambitious! Most adults I know would love your bento lunches. I’m sure I missed this somewhere along the way, what is furikake?

  11. That looks like a great lunch Nami! I only have to pack lunches for my husband now, since my daughters are grown, but his co-workers are always very jealous of what he is having, so I must be doing it right! I love the look of Bento boxes, but I’m not sure they would be such a hit on construction sites :)

  12. Eha

    Would not mind being handed that bento box on one of my busy work days! May not go to school but love everything in the box :) !

  13. Ira Rodrigues

    You seems had a great weekend and you really have the passion of shooting 4 recipes, Big applause Nami
    BTW, i will keep this recipe for my son outing day :)

  14. Sounds like you had a very busy and productive weekend and a lot of fun as well. :) I remember your hamburger steak recipe and it looks like it makes a great bento box!

  15. Jayne

    Leftovers are lifesavers! Although I use a tiffin carrier and it’s for hubs and I, the principle is the same. Packing leftovers in individual containers for easy on the go lunches. And mixing up fresh and cooked foods as much as I can. I love seeing what you put in your son’s.

  16. I don’t know how you do it, Nami! Your time management skill must be extraordinary. Cooking up 4 recipes and taking shots in one day, just like that! You need to share about this in your blogging tip series. I love your bento of course. Does your husband also take this lunch box?

  17. Another fantastic bento lunch box. My kids love hamburger so this would be well received. :) I loved the small portion of corn you gave in the box… it looks perfect for little mouths. :)

  18. If I packed leftovers for my kids, they wouldn’t look anywhere near as good and appetizing as yours! :p If you have any leftovers, send them over down under Nami :)

  19. I really enjoy all your Bento creations. My kids have lunch at school, so in their lunch box they only have some water, fruit or cookies. But each time I see your kid’s lunch box I want to also make it for my kids.

  20. Lovely bento! It makes me crave for a nice home-made hamburger… I happen to have some ground pork and beef, so I might prepare these for lunch (I still haven’t made or tasted the Japanese version!). They will not look as cute as in this bento though 😉

  21. Nami, you and Sandra are magicians, your bento boxes are irresistible-)) I am so glad to see you back and running again. Have a gorgeous spring day!

  22. I love seeing the way you put your bento boxes together and the hamburger steak looks just delicious both for dinner and lunch..very lucky children to enjoy traditional Japanese food for their lunches 😉

  23. Liz

    Hi Nami, thanks for sharing your beautiful bentos and awesome recipes with us. I love cooking Japanese cuisine (healthy and tasty, what else) and your blog is a real gem, to say the least!

    Just thought I’d mention it in passing: there’s a problem with your links to the “Hambāgu steak” recipe (both links under “Previous Dinner” and “Lunch Next Day”). They point to “Garlic Miso Chicken Wings” instead. These look fab and I’m drooling over them right now, but they probably weren’t meant to be included in this post ! :)

    From France with love,


    • Hi Liz! Thank you SO much for pointing out the error and I just updated with the correct link. It was previous Bento post, and I forgot to exchange the link! xD

      I’m so happy to hear you enjoy cooking and eating Japanese food. Sometimes I wonder readers in the world have an access to Japanese ingredients and I get worried if my recipes are too difficult to make (due to lack of ingredients). So I appreciate your kind feedback!

      Thank you so much for writing! :)