Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Stew)

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Budae jjigae literally  means "army base stew") or sausage stew. It is a type of jjigae (stew), made with ham, sausage, baked beans, and kimchi. The dish was created shortly after the armisticethat ended the Korean War, using the scrounged or smuggled surplus foods from the U. S. army bases. Although the dish was born in the period of post-war impoverishment, it continued to be popular during the period of rapid growth, and is still popular today. 

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