Chinese beef soups
> Ground beef soups
Chinese ground beef soups is a good way to enjoy beefy goodness without breaking your wallet.
It is also a great way to use up any hamburger meat you might have left over from a BBQ although I find that unlikely.
This beef vegetable soup contains a Chinese vegetable known as Chinese kale or Chinese broccoli 芥兰 (gai lan). The leaves can be quite tough and bitter but the stems are wonderfully crunchy and juicy.
If you can't find Chinese kale or Chinese broccoli, substitute with broccoli stems or kale stems. Peel off the tough outer skin.
Hailed from the West lake region in China, 西湖牛肉羹 (xi hu niu rou geng) is a classic dish. Outside of China, it is not as popular and well known as the perennial favorite: hot and sour soup.
It is a thickened soup and the soup thickener most commonly used is cornstarch but it can be substituted with arrowroot powder.
It uses thinly sliced and julienned beef but it can also be made with ground beef. Here are 2 recipes for you to try.
This version is a simplified one with only 2 key ingredients: beef and egg white. If you are trying to experiment with thickening and egg dropping, this is a good recipe to try.
Marinate for ground beef
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