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Beef noodle soup in white bowl.

Beef Noodle Soup

Noodle soup with ginger and clove seasoned beef broth, tender steak, noodles, cilantro, bean sprouts and, in my case, the jalapeno from hell.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 Servings



  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 medium yellow onion cut in half, one half thinly sliced, leave the other half whole
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tahi chilies stems removed
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound round steak thinly sliced
  • fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt
  • 1 8.8 ounce package of thin rice noodles
  • 6 ounces bean sprouts
  • 1 - 2 jalapenos sliced
  • handful cilantro chopped
  • sriracha and hoisin sauce optional


  • In a large soup pot combine beef broth, 1/2 of onion (the portion not sliced), garlic, thai chilies, cloves and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 1 hour. Use a slotted spoon to remove onion, garlic, cloves and cinnamon stick. Keep broth on low heat.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Season the round steak with salt and pepper. Cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook rice noodles according to directions. Drain.
  • Divide noodles and steak evenly among large soup bowls. Place a small handful of bean sprouts, a couple slices of jalapeno and cilantro leaves in each bowl. Ladle hot broth over each bowl. Serve with sriracha and hoisin sauce.


Oh and don't worry, most jalapenos aren't as hot as what I experienced. They do add a nice little heat to the soup though. Enjoy!
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