Korean Beef Simmered in Soy Sauce (Jangjorim)


I have been making jangjorim for many years but recently decided to make it into a recipe to pass it on to my daughter. I have had my young Korean friends try it, and they told me that it tasted just like how their mothers made it! It is a Korean side dish, banchan, but it's so good you can just eat this and rice for a quick yummy meal anytime. jangjorim can be served cold right from the fridge, at room temperature, or can be heated up in the microwave. Add fresh ginger, if you like ginger.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
6 servings


  • ½ pound beef brisket, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 5 cloves garlic

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 shishito peppers, or more to taste (Optional)

  • 3 hard boiled eggs, sliced, or more to taste (Optional)


  1. Fill a large pot with water and add beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until meat can be punctured with a fork, about 30 minutes. Stir in soy sauce, white sugar, garlic, and ground black pepper; cook and stir until flavors combine, about 15 minutes.

  2. Stir shishito peppers and eggs into the beef mixture. Cook and stir until meat can easily be pulled apart with a fork and liquids have been reduced to a third of the original amount, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Eye of round steak can be substituted for beef brisket.

Cool and store jangjorim in the fridge and it can last for 10 days or more. Removing garlic and chili pepper from the recipe will allow the jangjorim to be stored for even longer periods.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

159 Calories
8g Fat
13g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 159
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 1246mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 55mg 277%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 205mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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