The first time I made this food for my in laws in America, they called them “stuffed peppers,” and I found there are different kinds of stuffed peppers in America. The common American stuffed peppers are sweet peppers baked in the oven. Of course, the taste is different from these Korean stuffed peppers, but the idea of filling peppers with some ingredients and cooking them is the same. Anyway, I wanted to share Korean stuffed peppers with you. This is a holiday food, and it is one of my favorite foods. I learned how to make this from my mom. The marinated beef, hot pepper, and egg combination gives you a very tasty and happy flavor. We usually use less spicy peppers for this recipe because you don’t want the peppers to overpower the other flavors. If you can’t eat spicy food then I recommend that you use sweet peppers instead. I used both peppers in this recipe. You can eat this dish just plain or as a side dish.
Yield: 3 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- GoChu (고추) = Hot Peppers
- PiMahng (피망) = Sweet Peppers
- 6 Hot Peppers
- 1 Sweet Pepper
- 4 Eggs
- ¼ Cup Flour
- 1 Cup Ground Beef
- 1½ Tbsp Green Onion
- 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1½ Tbsp Soy Sauce
- ½ Tbsp Cooking Wine
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- ⅛ tsp Black Pepper
In a bowl, combine 1 cup of ground beef and all of the other ingredients for the beef. Set it aside for at least 30 minutes to marinate.
Slice sweet peppers 1 inch thick. Slit the hot peppers with a knife. To remove the seeds, wash the hot peppers and sweet peppers with water. Remove the water, and these are ready to be filled with the beef.
Add the marinated beef in a medium heated pan. Cook until the beef has completely cooked.
Cool the cooked beef then put the beef in the peppers.
Break 4 eggs, add 4 pinches of salt, and stir it. Prepare ¼ cup of flour on a plate.
Cover the stuffed peppers with the flour.
Spread some egg mixture in a triangle shape. Place a stuffed pepper on the egg.
Add more egg mixture to one side before you roll the pepper.
Roll the pepper and fry it until the surface of the stuffed pepper becomes golden brown.
For the sweet peppers, sprinkle some flour to both sides of the stuffed peppers.
Spread some egg mixture in the pan in the shape of the sweet pepper.
Place the pepper on top of the egg.
Spread some egg mixture across the top of the pepper.
Fry it until both sides of the pepper slices become golden brown.