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Beef Doenjang Jjigae 1

Beef Doenjang Jjigae

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Korean


Jjigae is a Korean communal dish typically made with meat, seafood, tofu and/or vegetables seasoned with Korean condiments like gochujang and doenjang.


  • 500 g thinly sliced fatty beef
  • 1 block tofu, cubed
  • 5 cups rice wash
  • 4 tbsp doenjang (Korean soybean paste)
  • 2 tbsp gochujang (Korean chili paste)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 small potatoes, diced
  • 6 pcs shitake mushroom
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 4 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a bowl combine 1 cup of rice water, doenjang and gochujang. Mix well until even in consistency.
  2. Pour mixture in a pot with the remaining rice water. Place on a stove top, over high heat bring it to a boil.
  3. Add the beef, bring back to a boil.
  4. Add the onion, garlic, potato and mushroom and bring back to a boil for then simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the zucchini and tofu then simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  7. Remove from heat then serve with chopped spring onions.