Chili soup with steak and noodles - An Asian flavor bomb!

This soup has an amazing broth!



Soup broth

  • 1 kg high ribs of bull
  • 1 pcs onion
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp chinese red oil /chilisauce
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 pcs star anise
  • 2 pcs bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1,5 liter bull broth
  • neutral oil
  • salt


  • 4 pcs spring onion
  • 100 gram bean sprouts
  • 4 pakker noodle
  • fresh coriander

The good smell spreads throughout the house when this soup is simmering. It takes some time to make this soup, but it is not a lot of work. The result is a delicious soup with tender meat, good broth and fresh vegetables.

Step 1

In this soup I use high ribs. It fits perfectly in such soups. The meat is very tender and gives a good taste to the broth. Cut the meat into pieces of about 3x3 cm.

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Step 2

Find a good pan and add a little neutral oil. When the oil starts to smoke a little, it is ready to fry the meat. Salt the meat a little first and cook quickly on high heat until you get a nice crust. Fry just a little and a little of the meat and place on a plate.

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Step 3

Finely chop the onion. When you have finished frying the meat, I add a little more oil and fry until the onion starts to turn golden and brown. Add chili, garlic and spices and cook for a few more minutes. I use whole garlic clove in this recipe as we will strain the broth afterwards. If you have Chinese red oil, it is best not to use a chili sauce like Siracha. Here is a link to how you can make your own Chinese red oil - Den perfekte chiliolje!

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Step 4

Pour over the bull broth and the steak you have just cooked. Add soy sauce and sesame oil. Bring the broth to a boil and turn down to low heat so that the meat is just simmering. Let cook for 3 hours with the lid on.

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Step 5

When the meat has cooked for 3 hours, you have a very tender meat and a fantastic broth. Strain the broth and pick the meat out of the strainer and place in a separate bowl.

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Step 6

Grate or cut the meat into smaller pieces so it is easy to eat with a spoon and put back in the broth.

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Step 7

Boil noodles according to the instructions on the package and pour off the boiling water. Put the noodles in a plate and pour over the good broth and plenty of beef. Cut spring onions into thin slices and sprinkle over the soup together with bean sprouts. I also like some fresh coriander on top of the soup. Now the soup is ready to be enjoyed. Good luck.

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