Spicy Beef and Noodles
Save money and time by making this Chinese restaurant favorite at home.
Why This Recipe Works
We developed our Spicy Beef and Noodles recipe to simplify a traditional Vietnamese soup recipe, while using ingredients found at the local supermarket. Making the broth in the same pan used to sear the beef imparts valuable beef flavor. We prefer prepared chicken broth to beef broth; the latter can taste thin and tinny. Toasting the cinnamon sticks and cloves helps bloom their flavor. Using instant ramen noodles saves time. To save dishes, we cooked the spinach with the noodles once the latter were cooked through.