Korean Beef and Noodles Jajang Myon

This is my version of Jajang Myon. I do not add peas. I have a pea phobia.  While I like a nice bowl of buttered peas, I can't stand them mixed in with things.  Go figure.
 Make the sauce by mixing 2 tablespoons of sesame oil with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of soy sauce.  Add 4 tablespoons of black bean paste (jajang) 2 tablespoons of rice wine and 2 tablespoons of gochujang.

 Dice up a bunch of ginger and garlic.  Do this according to taste but it is Korean food so I use a lot.

 Brown 1 pound of ground beef in a few tablespoons of sesame oil along with the ginger and garlic and 1 diced onion.

 You can add any sort of vegetables you like. I added cabbage because it's what I had on hand.

I mixed in about 1/2 cup of kimchi too.        
 Julienne some carrots and green onions and add them to the pan.

Pour in the sauce and bring it to a slight boil.  Turn the heat to a simmer and cook for several minutes.  You want the veggies to be crisp.
 At this point I remembered that I had some broccoli rabe and wanted to add it.

 I quickly sauteed it in a bit of sesame oil with salt and pepper.

 You could do this with spinach, bok choy or kale.

 Cook 1 pound of spaghetti and toss it with the greens and the meat sauce.

 This is a quick, tasty, healthy meal.


Lois said…
Oh Yum. Love those flavours!
I have a pea phobia too. I only like them raw and freshly shelled. Although I will eat oriental pea pods in stir fries.
laurie said…
wow, this sounds good, I must remember this one!
Craig said…
Looks and sounds delicious! You're certainly in your Korean phase at the moment!
This look so tasty! Don't have the ingredients so I'll have to do something else :-)

Have a great day!
Joy said…
Wow! This is perfect. I love these types of dishes. Just went to a new udon place here so I'm craving Asian noodle dishes. :-)
Guillaume said…
Yum! I need to eat Asian food more, they are so healthy and it works so well during summertime.
I am so happy to hear someone else say they have a pea phobia. I hate them in chicken pot pies and anywhere else someone decides to sneak them in. Your version of Jajang Myon looks divine and delicious.