Gyudon (Beef Bowl) | Easy Japanese Recipes at


Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: beef, donburi, rice bowl
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2

Gyudon (or Beef Bowl) is like comfort food for Japanese and it's a perfect weeknight meal as you can prepare everything in less than 30 minutes! 



For the Sauce

To Serve


  1. Gather all the ingredients.

    Gyudon Ingredients
  2. Slice the onions, cut the green onion into thin slices (save for garnish), and cut the meat into small pieces.
    Gyudon 1
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat and cook the onions until tender.
    Gyudon 2
  4. Add the meat and sugar and cook until no longer pink.
    Gyudon 3
  5. Add sake, mirin, and soy sauce.
    Gyudon 4
  6. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
    Gyudon 5
  7. If you like to add the egg, slowly and evenly drizzle the beaten egg over the beef. Cook covered until the egg is done. Add the green onion right before removing from the heat.
    Gyudon 6
  8. Place the beef and egg on top of steamed rice, pour the desired amount of cooking sauce, and top with green onion and pickled red ginger.

Recipe Notes

Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.