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Spicy Asian beef soup with noodles and Chinese greens

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Looking for a warming, family-friendly meal? Make this easy Asian beef soup recipe. Packed with fragrant herbs and spices, you’re guaranteed to be hooked.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time1 hour
  • Prep time15 minutes
Spicy Asian beef soup with noodles and Chinese greens


  • 4 cups (1L) beef stock
  • 1 red onion, halved, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4cm-piece ginger, peeled, finely grated
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 750g Coles Australian Beef Chuck Casserole Steak, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 125g vermicelli noodles
  • 2 bok choy, trimmed, leaves separated
  • 100g snow peas, trimmed, sliced in half diagonally
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves, to serve
  • ½ red chilli, thinly sliced

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  1. Step 1

    Place stock, 1L (4 cups) water, onion, garlic, ginger, star anise, cinnamon and soy sauce in a large stock pot. Bring to the boil over high heat. Add beef and reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered for 1 hour, skimming the surface when required.
  2. Step 2

    Remove lid and simmer for a further 30 mins. Add fish sauce, noodles, bok choy, snow peas and simmer for 2 mins or until noodles soften and vegetables are tender.
  3. Step 3

    Ladle soup into bowls and top with spring onions, coriander and chilli.