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Spicy Beef & Radish Soup, Sogogi Mu Guk
소고기무국

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healthy
soup
nut free
gluten free
prep time: 
20 min
inactive time: 
0 min
cooking time: 
40 min
total time: 
60 min

How about a spicy, hearty soup for dinner? You will be surprised how well Korean radishes go with this spicy beef broth. Pair it with rice, kimchi and grilled seaweed. Mmmm. Heaven.

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6 ozBeef (cubed for stew) 국거리소고기
1 tbsGarlic (minced) 다진 마늘
Green Onion 파
12 ozKorean Radish 무
2 ozSoybean Sprouts 콩나물 (optional, use more radish instead)
1½ tspSalt 소금
¼ tspBlack Pepper 후추
1 tbsGochugaru, Korean Hot Pepper Flakes 고추가루 (use 1 tbs for medium spiciness)
2 tbsSesame Oil 참기름
7 cupsWater 물
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Optional Ingredients and Substitutions
Soybean sprouts: can be omitted or can be replaced with mung bean sprouts. If you are not using any sprouts, increase the amount of radish to 700g (about 1 medium sized Korean radish).
Korean radish: Using North American radish is NOT recommended. You can find Korean radish (also called Japanese radish, Daikon, Chinese radish) in local Korean market or Asian market.
Gochugaru (Korean red chili flakes): Gochugaru (Korean red chili flakes) is a great addition to this soup. However, if you cannot tolerate any spiciness, you can omit it.

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1. Soybean Sprouts

Remove heads and tail from soybean sprouts. Wash them thoroughly and drain water in a strainer. Soybeans sprouts are optional. If you are not using sprouts, increase the amount of radish slightly.

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Remove

  • heads, tail of soybean sprouts

Wash

2. Cut Radish

Cut Korean radish into thin squares (1” X 1” X ⅛” or 2cm x 2cm x 0.2cm).

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Slice

  • radish
  • into squares

(1” X 1” X ⅛” or 2cm x 2cm x 0.2cm)

3. Cut Green Onion

Cut 2 green onions diagonally into 1” (2cm) pieces.

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Cut 2 green onions

  • 1” (2cm)

4. Stir-fry

Put gochugaru (red chili flakes, use 1 tbs for medium spiciness), sesame oil, minced garlic and cubed beef stew meat in a pot and stir-fry on medium heat for 2 min. Add the sliced radish and keep stir-frying for 3 min. Making sure nothing is sticking to the pot. If it starts to stick, add a little bit of water. The meat should not get browned.

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Stir-fry

  • Med Heat image: medheat.png image: clock.png 2 min
  • gochugaru
  • sesame oil
  • minced garlic
  • beef for stew

Add sliced radish

Stir-fry

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5. Boil

Pour water into the pot and boil with a lid on high heat for 20 min. Add cut green onion, salt and black pepper and boil on medium heat for 10 min.

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Add water

Boil with a lid

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Add

  • green onions
  • salt
  • black pepper

Boil Med Heat image: medheat.png image: clock.png 10 min

6. Finish

Then, add prepared soybean sprouts into the soup and boil with a lid on medium heat for 10 min. Taste and season with salt if necessary.

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Add

  • soybean sprouts

Boil with a lid

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Taste & season if necessary

7. Done

Serve in a bowl with rice. Enjoy!

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Enjoy!

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