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Rich Spinach Soup

Categories: BeefEasyKoreanSoupsWorld Cuisine
Contributed by: chelle belle

OK, seems like distractions are very useful to us all!!! Does anybody do any Korean cooking??? My DH LOVES Korean food, and I would love to be able to have more Korean recipes. I know there are many Korean/American families here, so what if we share our favorites??! I know many don't enjoy cooking, but it's something we all have to do, and I'm sure it would bless our Korean children to taste yummies from their motherland!!! (my DH grew up in Amish country and Ramen noodle soup and a rare visit to the local Chinese restaurant was unfortunatley the closest taste he got until he was an adult!)

I'll go first.... this is SO EASY and can be whipped up in minutes! It's great with steamed jasmine rice and, of course, kimchee....


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 6-8 green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 TBSP sesame oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 49 1/2 oz chicken broth (about 7-8 cups or thereabouts)
  • 9 oz package fresh spinach
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper


Heat the sesame oil and the ground beef in a stock pot, chopping the meat to break into small pieces. (careful ~ sesame oil burns easily) Add green onion (save some for topping), garlic, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Stir fry for 30 seconds. Add chicken broth and bring up to a boil. Turn heat to low, add the spinach and cover pot for about 10 minutes.

Serve hot, topped with fresh green onions, and a side of steamed jasmine rice. (Is also great with tofu added to the soup) This amount serves the four of us (2 adults and 2 children).

This recipe was adapted from The Korean Cookbook, by Judy Hyun.

Hope this becomes a favorite in your house, too!
chelle belle