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Spicy Thai Beef-Noodle Soup

Total Time
27 min
10 min
17 min
To make a complete meal out of this rich, mildly spicy soup with hints of green onions and ginger, pair it with a mixed green salad.


Packaged rice noodles

6 oz, or vermicelli

Peanut oil

2 tsp(s)

Uncooked scallion(s)

4 medium, green and white parts, divided and chopped

Jalapeño pepper(s)

1 medium, seeded and minced

Ginger root

1 tbsp(s), minced

Uncooked lean beef round

6 oz, or sirloin, trimmed of fat and diced

Fat-free beef broth

7 cup(s)

Low sodium soy sauce

2 tbsp(s)

Frozen green peas

½ cup(s), baby size


2 tbsp(s), chopped

Hot pepper sauce

1 tsp(s), or to taste


  1. Using sharp scissors, cut noodles into 3-inch (7.5 cm) pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add white portion of onions, jalapeño and ginger and sauté 1 minute. Add beef and sauté until browned all over, 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add broth and soy sauce and bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover and simmer 10 minutes (if necessary, skim fat from the surface during cooking).
  4. Add noodles and peas and simmer until noodles are just tender, 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add green portion of scallions, cilantro and pepper sauce. Serve hot. Yields about 1 cup per serving.