Cinnamon Beef Noodles

Course : Beef
Serves: 6
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1 teaspoon safflower oil
6 medium scallions -- cut into 1 1/2-inch sections smashed lightly
6 cloves garlic -- thinly sliced
4 slices fresh ginger -- smashed lightly
1 1/2 teaspoons hot chile paste
2 pieces cinnamon sticks
8 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 pounds beef chuck or stew meat -- 1 1/2-inch cubes
10 ounces fresh spinach -- trimmed and rinsed
1/2 pound flat chinese wheat noodles
3 tablespoons minced scallions

Preparation / Directions:

1. Heat a large pan or casserole over medium-high heat. Add the oil and heat until hot, about 30 seconds. Add the chile-cinnamon seasonings and stir-fry until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add the water and soy sauce and bring to a boil.

2. Add the beef and return to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until the beef is tender. Skim the surface, discard the ginger slices and cinnamon sticks. Add the spinach and bring to a boil.

3. Divide the noodles between six bowls. Ladle the meat, spinach and broth over the noodles and sprinkle with the scallions.


Nutritional Information:

63 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (15% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 1426mg Sodium

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