15 (Tue) September 2020
Mom’s Salsa Beef Deluxe
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
For whatever reason, green beans are very difficult to obtain in Korea. They’re not native to the country and never gained popularity as an import (like, say, broccoli or asparagus). They’re not sold in cans (like, say, sweet corn or baked beans), at least not in mainstream grocery stores. Which makes me wonder, when my mother used to make her salsa beef back when I was in high school, where did she get the green beans – perhaps on the black market, sourced from the US Army Commissary?
In the absence of green beans (see most recently 11.118 Mom’s Salsa Beef), I compensated by adding potatoes and cooking cream, which combined to provide extra layers of soft richness. Even with green beans, this deluxe method is now the way to go.
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