Chinese Braised Beef and Noodles – Chinese Food
Chinese Braised Beef and Noodles Recipes
Ingredients (servings 4 – 6)
- 1⁄2 lb egg noodles
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ginger, grated
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons oil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon five-spice powder
- 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup duck broth or 1⁄2 cup chicken broth
- 4 teaspoons water
- 1 lb lean beef
- 6 green onions, sliced
- Cook the noodles in salted boiling water just until tender; drain, and rinse under cold water.
- Cut the beef into very thin slices.
- Mix together the garlic, salt, ginger, and five-spice powder, and add the mixture to the beef; mix.
- Heat the oil and saute the beef over high heat for 2 minutes.
- Mix together the soy sauce and broth, and add it to the beef; bring to a boil.
- Mix the cornstarch with the remaining 4 tsp water, stir into the beef and cook until smooth and thick.
- Add noodles, mix well and heat thoroughly.
- Add the green onions, and stir for another minute.
- Serve immediately.
Reviews – Chinese Braised Beef and Noodles Recipes
I made this last night and I thought it was very good. I made a few changes based on personal preference, and what I had on hand. I used ground ginger (fresh would have been better), I added snap peas, carrots, and a whole sliced onion (next time I would add even more veggies), I doubled the sauce, omitted the salt, and added crushed red pepper. We all enjoied this one, and I’ll definately make this again!
after a busy day at work this meal serves serenity and sustenance. I followed the recipe except that i did not have any five spice powder – instead i made my own by combining cinnamon, cloves(powder), star anise(powder), cumin and green peppercorns.i then proceeded to add the garlic and ginger, blended till all spices were mixed. I added this spice mixture to 3/4 lbs of sirloin tip for 15 min, then cooked till almost done. I then added 1/2 cup of beef broth 2 chopped baby bok choy, shiitake mushrooms and snow peas.added the egg noddles at then end (i added maybe a teaspoon of cornstarch just to thicken the sauce)- a little Orient meets Europe and the new world. A truly elegant dish in only 20 minutes.
I cheated on this recipe by using leftover beef sliced thin. The garlic and meat were sauted together for a few minutes. I miss read the directions and mixed the spices with the soy sauce and broth. I used linguine for the noodles and the sauce was absorbed nicely. This is a wonderful quick dinner solution.