Galbi Jjim: Korean Braised Beef Short Ribs


Galbi jjim: Korean soy sauce braised beef short ribs.

Chung Mi Shim Hanu Restaurant in Cheongdam

Miyeok Guk | Birthday Soup

It’s Danny’s birthday! What should I cook? I only had one thing in mind: miyeok guk.

미역국 (miyeok guk) is also known as the birthday soup in Korea. It’s made of seaweed and sometimes mixed with chunks of beef or mussels. This soup is nutritiously packed with iodine and calcium. Pregnant mothers usually consume this healthy soup after giving birth to increase breastmilk production. That’s also the reason why birthday celebrants are given this soup as a reminder of their first food from their mothers. But of course, one can have this delicious, hot bowl of miyeok guk anytime, anywhere.

Ingredients: (4 persons)

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Bulgogi- "fire-meat"


This Korean beef dish takes minutes to make the marinade, and minutes to cook up. Really easy, EXTREMELY satisfying. Despite the name, it is not spicy, rather it is cooked over fire. You can serve the meat over rice, in bibimbap, wrapped in lettuce/sesame leaves with other goodies or however you like. It is a treat any way you serve it.

Serves 4

1/4 C soy sauce
1/4 C soju, vodka, dry white wine
1/4 C sprite
3 T sugar
1/2 asian pear, peeled and chopped
1/2 onion, peeled and chopped
6 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp pepper
2 T sesame oil
1/4 C chopped green onion

Also need:
1 1/2 lb thinly sliced boneless ribeye or sirloin (or presliced bulgogi meat without marinade)
4 fresh or rehydrated shitake mushrooms, sliced thinly
1/2 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1 T sesame seeds
2 T sesame oil for cooking

Spicy Beef+Veggie Stir fry

So this blog can’t all be about sweet treaty-type things!

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Tamale Pie... in a crockpot!

This tamale pie recipe is made with ground beef, onion, peppers, tomatoes, corn, olives, and cheese, and has a cornmeal and cheese crust.

1 pound lean ground beef (or ground pork would work)
1 cup chopped onion
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 large can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1 large can (28 ounces) tomatoes, cut up
1 can (16 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
1 small can (4 ounces) sliced ripe olives (Home Plus)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
dash black pepper
1 cup grated Cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

3/4 cup yellow cornmeal (, or check baking aisle at large stores)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups cold water
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon butter or margarine

Seasoned Sausage (for meat sauces or pizza)

1 pound ground beef/pork
1/2 tsp sage (if you have)
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 onion minced or 2 T dried onion flakes
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Mix meat and seasonings in bowl and let set, covered, in fridge for 1-2 hours.

Brown meat in pan with olive oil, trying to keep in fairly large chunks.

Can be used immediately or frozen for future use. Simply double or triple recipe for larger batches.

This is great in Spaghetti Sauce, on Pizzas, or in Calzones.
courtesy the ovenless chef

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