We made dumpling(mandu) stew for dinner, since it was cold and it was yummy. This particular dumpling doesn’t use meat so this dish can be converted to a vegetarian dish if you substitute beef stock to vegetable stock.
1. Make beef stock.
To make this beef stock you will need one (1) pound of Beef brisket, one (1) whole onion, three (3) stalks of green onion, four (4) cloves of garlic, a small piece (size of your thumb) of ginger, and one(1) table spoon of whole pepper. Add them all together in a big pot with about 3 quarts of water. Bring it to boil without the cover until the meat looks half way cooked, then cover the pot and simmer for about 2 hours. Not peeling the onion helps the broth to taste a little less meaty.
After stock has been simmering for 2 hours, strain the stock and just save the liquid and the beef. When beef cools down, rip the beef into bite size pieces.
2. While stock is simmering make the dumplings.
This dumpling uses same portion of green onions, kimchi, tofu (firm kind), and bean sprout.
First you will need to boil some water and blanch bean sprout for about 2 minutes. Cool it down when you take them out and squeeze the water out so dumpling stuffing isn’t watery.
Then dice green onion, squeezed kimchi and bean sprout. Also squeeze the firm tofu to get rid of water.
Then in a big mixing bowl add pepper, sesame seed oil, chili flakes, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and corn starch and mix them all together. (Amount of spices would depend on how much dumpling you are making.)
Make the dumpling like the picture.
3. Chop up any types of green onions, and any type of mushrooms and peppers you prefer. Here we used enoke, shitake mushrooms and green and red serrano peppers we grew in our garden. (serrano peppers are super hot so if you are not a fan of spicy food, you can leave the pepper out)
4. Assemble all ingredients (dumpling, stock, mushrooms, beef, green onion, peppers) together in a pot and cook them all together. Dumplings at the bottom of the pan, add the stock, then mushrooms, beef, green onions, and peppers on top. Season the soup with soy sauce to taste.
When dumplings are all cooked, they are ready!
5. Mani deuseyo!!