Slow Cooker Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

You'll love this easy-to-make version of a traditional Taiwanese noodle soup.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

2
lb boneless beef shank, cut into 1-inch pieces
5
cups water
2
cups Progresso™ beef broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2
cup soy sauce
1/3
cup cooking rice wine
1/4
cup Muir Glen™ organic tomato paste (from 6-oz can)
1
piece (1 1/2 inches) fresh gingerroot, peeled, cut into matchstick-size strips
2
tablespoons spicy bean paste
1 1/2
teaspoons sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons five-spice powder
4
green onions, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
1
lb Chinese broccoli
1
package (11.2 oz) dried Taiwanese wheat noodles

  • 1 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix beef, water, broth, soy sauce, rice wine, tomato paste, gingerroot, bean paste, sugar, five-spice powder and half of the sliced green onions. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or High heat setting 4 to 5 hours.
  • 2 Separate thin Chinese broccoli stems from large stalks; discard large stalks. Cut small stems, florets and leaves into 2-inch pieces; stir into beef mixture. Cover; cook about 10 minutes longer or until broccoli is crisp-tender.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook and drain noodles as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 4 Divide noodles among bowls; ladle soup mixture over noodles. Top with remaining sliced green onions.

Expert Tips

Bean paste can be found in the Asian aisle in your grocery store.

Chinese broccoli is a leaf vegetable with thick, flat, glossy blue-green leaves with thick stems and small tiny flower heads similar to those of broccoli. Its flavor is very similar to that of broccoli, but slightly more bitter.

Broccolini may be substituted for Chinese broccoli.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
1580mg
1580%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
35g
35%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
45%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.