From Instant Pot Fast & Easy: "I have to thank my friend David for a lot of things in my life—but especially for teaching me how to eat a variety of Korean foods, and how to eat a lot of it from a shared plate while pretending he ate most of it. He introduced me to this spicy, fragrant kimchi stew on a cold, wet, rainy day in New York. I crave this when it rains. It’s also a great use for kimchi that may have been aging gracefully in your fridge for a while." —Urvashi Pitre
beef (preferably a fatty cut), cut into 2-inch cubes
chopped yellow onions
dried shiitake mushrooms or other dried mushrooms
minced fresh ginger
toasted sesame oil
dark soy sauce
gochugaru (Korean ground red pepper), or 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
gochujang (Korean red chile paste)
sliced scallions, for serving
In This Recipe
In the Instant Pot, combine the beef, kimchi, water, onions, mushrooms, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, gochugaru, gochujang, and sugar.
Secure the lid on the pot. Close the pressure-release valve. Select MANUAL and set the pot at HIGH pressure for 15 minutes. At the end of the cooking time, allow the pot to sit undisturbed until the pressure has released.
Taste and season with salt. Stir in the scallions and the tofu, if desired, and serve.