- Gently cook mince in a heated pan and add garlic, making sure not to caramelise meat. Add water, bring it to a boil, skim off any scum that may float to the top. Simmer stock for about 10 mins. Reserve stock.
- Combine gochugaru, sake, gochujang and soy sauce in a small bowl.
- Neatly place spam, sausage, zucchini, onions, rice cakes, baked beans, kidney beans and chilli mixture in a jeongjol pan (shallow but wide pan). Pour in stock and bring it to a boil and simmer until the vegetables are cooked and the rice cakes have softened, should take about 5 mins.
- Add in green onions, chilli slices and tofu towards the end of cooking. Serve jjiae without ramen initially. Reheat soup and add ramen and cook for a few minutes for another serve of jiggae with the noodles. Budae jjigae is best served using table top cooking.