Soondubu Jjigae (Korean beef and tofu stew)

    28 min

    This is an easy one-pot Korean dish made with beef mince, spring onions, tofu and Korean chilli powder. It's best cooked in a clay pot, if possible.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon Korean red pepper powder (gochugaru)
    • 120g beef mince
    • 600g soft tofu
    • 320ml water
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 egg
    • 3 spring onions, sliced

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:18min  ›  Ready in:28min 

    1. Place a clay pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic, oil and red pepper power; cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in beef mince; cook until browned, 3 to 5 minutes.
    2. Scoop tofu into the pot using a spoon. Add water, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
    3. Crack egg into the centre of the pot. Sprinkle spring onions on top. Simmer until egg starts to set, about 3 minutes.

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    Good, however needs more ingredients for a richer flavor. will have to Doc it up next time....  -  14 Jan 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Quite tasty. The Korean pepper powder is worth the extra trip to a specialty market. Thank you for the recipe.  -  01 Mar 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)