Sunday, 7 September 2014

Beef Meatball Noodle Soup

Asian-inspired cuisine is one of my favorite things to make. An afternoon a while back I had a craving for some sort of beef and noodle soup. Here's the result.

This Asian-style beef noodle soup was so simple to make, with simple ingredients and it tasted amazing. I absolutely loved the combination of the subtle ginger in the meatballs with the slightly spicy beef broth. And just to make it even better - it reheated so well! 

Beef Meatball Noodle Soup

Sevres 4


500 g (18 oz) ground beef
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cm piece of ginger, grated
1/2 red chili, finely diced
2 Tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
1 egg
1/4 Cup wholemeal breadcrumbs


6 Cups salt reduced beef stock
1 Tbsp sriracha
1/2 red chili, finely diced
1 carrot, sliced into matchsticks
100 g Asian mushrooms (any sort that you like! I used Shiitake)
200 g dried egg noodles
2 scallions (spring onions), sliced

1. Make the meatballs by combining all of the meatball ingredients in a large bowl. Shape into small meatballs.

2. Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat and heat a dash of oil. Brown the meatballs on all sides, remove from the pan and set aside. Keep the saucepan on the heat.

3. Add the stock, sriracha, and chili to the saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add the carrots, mushrooms, and noddles, return to a boil, and simmer for a further 5 minutes (until the meatballs and noodles are cooked).

4. Divide among four bowls and top with scallions.


  1. I want to gobble down this entire bowl of soup!... Another blockbuster dish!

  2. This does look simple and that's exactly the recipe I need during the week! The heat from the chili and sriracha sauce sure adds a burst of flavor. Looks delicious, Nicole!

  3. We LOVE Asian food! Your Beef Meatball Soup looks absolutely delicious!

  4. Wow, a delicious bowl of Asian comfort food.

  5. Beef Meatball Noodle Soup sounds delicious and so simple to make. I have been looking for some new recipes and this one may just be a lifesaver !

  6. I do love a good ginger meatball and now that it is fall, a steaming bowl of soup! Can't wait to try this!

  7. I love Asian inspired food as well, and this looks perfect! Saw Pure Blog Love Link Party!

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  9. This looks amazingly delicious, I love a hearty noodle soups like this specially in a cold wet NZ weather.