Slow Braised Gojuchang Beef Shin with Potato and Wild Garlic

Gojuchang beef shin with potato and wild garlic. Cooked low and slow and melt in the mouth gorgeous. Red onion on top, cooked slowly until sweet and rich. Just gorgeous!

A simple slow-cooked dish with inexpensive ingredients

Beef shin is an inexpensive cut and one of my favourites. It is superb in stews and curries, and I love it for goulash. Gojuchang (Korean fermented chilli paste) is an essential cupboard ingredient for me. It gives instant deep flavour and warmth, and here, gives this dish a beautiful warmth and depth. ⁣
Get this going early in the day and let it cook gently as you go about your business, checking in only occasionally. Be sure to add the wild garlic in just at the end (or any other green and some crushed garlic), and just wilt it, so that it stays bright green. ⁣⁣

Slow Braised Gojuchang Beef Shin with Potato and Wild Garlic
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Slow Braised Gojuchang Beef Shin with Potato and Wild Garlic


  • *serves two
  • 600g beef shin, diced ⁣⁣
  • 2 tbsp gojuchang (Korean chilli paste) ⁣
  • Water (enough to cover and top up occasionally as necessary)⁣⁣
  • 400g peeled diced potato ⁣⁣
  • 50g wild garlic⁣⁣
  • Korean chilli flakes, to finish ⁣⁣
  • 2 red onions, peeled and finely sliced ⁣⁣
  • Sea salt ⁣⁣
  • Cooking oil (I used olive oil) ⁣⁣


  • Brown the beef in a couple of tablespoons of oil over a medium heat. Add the gojuchang and some salt, and stir through. Top up with water from the kettle, bring to the boil and the. cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook gently for 2 1/2 hours, topping up the water when necessary. ⁣⁣
  • While the beef is raising slowly cook your onions over a low to medium heat in a generous glut of oil until they almost have a slightly caramel smell, but not fully caramelised. About 40 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave to the side. ⁣⁣
  • After 2 1/2 hours check the beer, it should be approaching tender, if not give it a bit more time. Add the potatoes and more water if necessary and cook until the potatoes are cooked through (a knife or fork should pass through with ease). Season to taste and add the wild garlic and stir through. Finish with the red pepper flakes and top with the onions. ⁣⁣
  • Enjoy!

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    Brunch: Gojuchang Beef Meatballs, Tortillas, Egg

    BBQ Clams with Gojuchang and Sake



    Written by Niamh
    Cooking and travelling, and sharing it all with you.