This is the spicy Korean version of beef stew. My boyfriend is Korean, so I tweaked a recipe from his mother until I came up with this. According to him, it is better than what you get in Korea! You can adjust the spice of the dish with the chili paste (which is easily found in any asian market). I usually make mine without the beef, although it is great either way. This is best served with hot rice and kim chee. Enjoy!