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Wagyu Ground Beef Recipe

Wagyu ground beef is a high-end cut of meat from Japanese cattle that comes from wagyu cattle, which have been prized for generations for its marbled texture and rich flavor. 
The Wagyu breed produces an incredibly succulent, juicy, and flavorful beef that is often considered some of the best in the world. 
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 433kcal



  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste adding a concentrated and rich tomato flavor, providing a depth of taste to the dish.
  • 1/2 large yellow onion or sweet onion chopped, offering a sweet and mild flavor, providing a savory depth to the recipe.
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano bringing a warm and earthy flavor, adding complexity to the overall taste.
  • Salt and pepper to taste seasoning the dish and balancing the flavors to perfection.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika lending a smoky and slightly sweet taste, adding depth and color to the dish.
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil adding a smooth and fruity taste, acting as a cooking medium and enhancing the overall richness of the dish.
  • 1/8 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce contributing a savory and tangy taste, enhancing the umami flavors of the beef.
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried basil imparting a subtle and herbaceous flavor, enhancing the overall taste profile.
  • 1/2 pound of wagyu ground beef known for its exceptional marbling and tenderness, providing a luxurious and melt-in-your-mouth texture.
  • 1 garlic clove minced, adding a pungent and aromatic note, enhancing the overall taste and aroma of the dish.


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the wagyu ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you go along, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the dried basil, paprika, oregano, Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste to the skillet and mix everything together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the beef is cooked through. 
  • Serve hot.


• For a richer taste, you can add some red wine to the skillet when simmering.
• If you want a spicier version of this dish, you can add hot sauce or chili flakes.
• You can also substitute ground pork for wagyu beef if desired.
• This recipe is great with freshly cooked pasta, potatoes or rice.
• For a healthier version, you can use lean ground beef instead of wagyu ground beef. 
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