Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Stew) is a wonderfully hearty kimchi stew that has become really popular since its creation after the Korean war. Even if you don't like spam, this is a MUST-TRY EASY dish that is just too delicious not to eat.
Prepare ingredients by washing, cutting, and slicing.
Get a pot or skillet with a cover and first layer Kimchi at the bottom and then the remaining ingredients on top except for the garlic. Pour water, cover and start cooking on med high heat until it starts to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 min.
*** The calorie count does NOT include rice cakes (tteok). Sodium level is quite high for this dish but if you are not going to drink all the liquid, it will be less. Use low sodium spam and sausages to reduce salt level. You can also substitute some kimchi with fresh napa cabbages to reduce the seasoning level.