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Seared Beef and Noodle Soup

If you can't find rice noodles, substitute 8 ounces of capellini, or angel hair pasta; cook it until al dente, according to package instructions.

  • prep: 45 mins
    total time: 45 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound rice noodles
  • 1 1/4 pounds beef sirloin (about 1 inch thick)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups beef stock or reduced-sodium canned broth
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice-wine vinegar
  • 2 carrots, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 2 scallions, including green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup bean sprouts

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place rice noodles in a large heatproof bowl; pour boiling water over noodles. Let sit until translucent but still slightly chewy, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain, and set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Heat a large saucepan over medium-high. Season beef with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper, and rub with 1 tablespoon oil. Sear beef in pan until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Sear other side, 3 to 4 minutes more. Remove beef.

  3. Step 3

    Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining tablespoon oil, mushrooms, and garlic; cook, scraping up any browned bits, until mushrooms are tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    Add stock, soy sauce, vinegar, and 2 cups water to the pan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat; stir in carrots, cabbage, scallions, and bean sprouts.

  5. Step 5

    Cut beef diagonally into very thin slices. Ladle the broth and vegetables into serving bowls, and place the noodles and sliced beef on top.

Source
Everyday Food, March/April 2003

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Reviews (5)

  • 16 Jan, 2010

    A wonderful tasty dish that my family loved. I would not change a thing!

  • 25 Feb, 2008

    Made this on the weekend - tasty and fast to make! It didn't blow me away though- I think a little fish sauce would really make this pop or some chile sauce.

  • 20 Feb, 2008

    You can calculate the nutritional value of any recipe by entering it into the recipe calculator at the following site:
    www.recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp
    it's a great tool for anyone who has dietary restrictions or is trying to eat healthier.

  • 20 Feb, 2008

    please add the nutritional info (calories, fat, carbs, protein) for all us diabetics