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Beef Noodle Soup (Szechuan Style)

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This beef noodle soup is super hearty and comforting. It’s full of flavor as well as nutrient balanced. Prepare yourself because this one is spicy. But it’s too good to pass!

55MIN

Total Cooking Time

18

Ingredients
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Ingredients
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4
Serves 4
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1 lb
Beef Stew Meat
4 fl oz
Watercress
12
Shiitake Mushrooms
8 oz
Chinese Noodles
4 cloves
9 cups
Water
1 Tbsp
Red Wine
1/4 cup
Chili Bean Sauce
1/3 cup
Canola Oil
1/2 Tbsp
Chinese Five Spice Powder
1
Scallion
to taste
Sesame Oil
to taste
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Step 1
Place Beef Stew Meat (1 lb) in a medium bowl; add a pinch of Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste) ; stir well.
Step 2
In a large saucepan, heat up 2 tablespoons of Canola Oil (2 Tbsp) over medium-high heat; add seasoned beef, stir until the outside of the beef starts turning brown, about 5 minutes.
Step 3
Add Water (5 cups) into the saucepan. Switch heat to high and bring to a boil, then simmer.
Step 4
While the meat is simmering, heat up 3 tablespoons Canola Oil (3 Tbsp) over medium-high heat in a small skillet, about 2 minutes.
Step 5
In the meantime, boil Eggs (4) . Bring Water (4 cups) to a boil in a small saucepan, gently add eggs and let them boil for 4 minutes for soft-boiled eggs or 5 minutes for hard-boiled eggs. Drain and let the eggs sit in cold water for 5 minutes before peeling.
Step 6
Add Granulated Sugar (2 Tbsp) and fry until it starts turning brown; now add Star Anise (3) , Chinese Five Spice Powder (1/2 Tbsp) , Fresh Ginger (1) and Garlic (4 cloves) ; stir about 10 seconds. Quickly add Chili Bean Sauce (1/4 cup) and Red Wine (1 Tbsp) .
Step 7
Stir well and cook on low for about 1 minute.
Step 8
Transfer the chili bean sauce mixture to the large saucepan; add soy sauce, then simmer for 25 minutes.
Step 9
After 25 minutes of simmering, add Chinese Noodles (8 oz) and Shiitake Mushrooms (12) in the saucepan; bring to a boil. Once the beef noodle soup is boiling, add Watercress (4 fl oz) then immediately turn off the heat. Stir until the vegetable starts to wilt.
Step 10
To serve, divide the noodle soup into 4 bowls evenly; drizzle with Sesame Oil (to taste) , place one soft-boiled egg in each bowl; sprinkle with chopped Scallion (1) . Serve and enjoy!

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