Chadol Gochujang Jjigae (Beef Brisket Spicy Stew)

Chadol Gochujang Jjigae (Beef Brisket Spicy Stew)

A hearty and spicy stew with beef brisket to warm your soul.

[3 Servings, Under 30 Minutes, Easy to Make]

Chadol Gochujang Jjigae is a Korean stew that perfectly blends the rich flavors of beef brisket with the spicy kick of gochujang (Korean red chili paste). While beef brisket is commonly enjoyed grilled, adding it to a stew like this offers a different yet equally delightful experience. This stew is perfect for a cozy family dinner, packing a delicious combination of flavors and textures.


  • Beef brisket (Chadol), 150g (our Wagyu Thin Sliced Brisket works well)
  • Medium potato, 1
  • Zucchini, 1/3
  • Onion, 1/2
  • Green onion, 1/3 stalk
  • Cheongyang chili pepper, 1 (can replace with Bird's Eye Chili/Thai Chili)
  • Tofu, 1/2 block
  • Anchovy and kelp broth, 4 cups
  • Beef seasoning:
    • Minced garlic, 1 tablespoon
    • Cheongju (Korean rice wine), 1 tablespoon
    • Cooking sake, 1 tablespoon
    • Soup soy sauce, 2 tablespoons
  • Stew seasoning:
    • Gochujang, 1 tablespoon
    • Doenjang (fermented soybean paste), 0.5 tablespoon
    • Red chili powder, 1 tablespoon
    • Salt, to taste
    • Pepper, to taste


  1. Chop the potato, zucchini, onion, green onion, Cheongyang chili pepper, and tofu into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Prepare the anchovy and kelp broth.
  3. Marinate the beef brisket with the beef seasoning ingredients.
  4. In a pot, stir-fry the marinated beef brisket.
  5. Once the beef is sufficiently cooked, add 4 cups of anchovy and kelp broth.
  6. Add the potato, onion, and zucchini to the pot, along with 1 tablespoon of gochujang, 0.5 tablespoon of doenjang, and 1 tablespoon of red chili powder. Bring to a boil.
  7. Skim off any foam that rises to the surface.
  8. Once the flavors are well-infused into the broth, add tofu, Cheongyang chili pepper, and sliced green onions. Boil for a little longer to enhance the flavors.
  9. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.


  • The combination of beef brisket with the spicy and rich broth offers a comforting and warming meal.
  • The key to a flavorful jjigae is the balance of spicy, savory, and rich flavors from the gochujang, doenjang, and the broth.
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