Recipe: Korean Spicy Sausage Stew

Recipe: Korean Spicy Sausage Stew

Stew is ubiquitous in Korean cuisine. They have all types of stew and hot pots that will make you crave for more, especially during the winter season or rainy days. A hot bowl of stew during cold weather is definitely the perfect comfort food and warm you right up.

Korean Spicy Sausage Stew, also known as Budae Jjigae is a popular stew dish in Korean cuisine. It is also known as “Army Stew” since it consists of a mixture of American and Korean ingredients, such as American sausages, spam, baked beans and cheese.

This dish is effortless to make, requires adding ingredients into a pot and cooking them in a broth. Let’s start!


For this fantastic stew dish, you will need to prepare a few ingredients.

Main ingredients:

  • Chicken stock
  • 1 can of spam, thinly sliced
  • Cocktail sausages, thinly sliced
  • Tofu, cut into cubes
  • 1 packet of enoki mushrooms, base removed and cleaned
  • 1 packet of king oyster mushroom, sliced
  • 1 packet of shiitake mushroom, thinly sliced
  • Kimchi, cut into bite-sized
  • Instant ramen noodles (according to your preference)
  • 1 packet of Korean rice cakes
  • 1 stalk of spring onion, sliced
  • Slices of cheese


  • 2 tablespoons of Korean chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of Mirin (rice wine)
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • Minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Korean chilli paste
  • Black pepper


  1. First of all, combine all the sauce’s ingredients in a small bowl to create into a paste. Set aside.
  2. Assemble the main ingredients in a cooking pot. Leave out the instant ramen noodles, rice cakes, spring onion and cheese slices.
  3. Add the sauce and pour in the chicken stock.
  4. Close the lid and boil the stock mixture on medium-high heat.
  5. Boil this for about 10 minutes.
  6. Add the remaining ingredients (instant ramen noodles, rice cakes, spring onions).
  7. Let it simmer further for 5 minutes, reduce heat to low.
  8. Add in the slices of cheese on top of the mixture and cover the lid. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  9. Serve while hot.

Tip: You may combine this stew dish with a bowl of rice and a few Korean side dishes.

Article Written By Mico Hu

Mico is a professional creative writer in Foodpanda. She writes about travel, fashion, and food. Also, she enjoy travelling to new places and also eating delicious food.

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