Chili Braised Beef Noodle Bowl Recipe | PBS Food

Chili Braised Beef Noodle Bowl

Chef Martin Yan shares some recipes in honor of the Chinese New Year. Click here to see more.


Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds beef brisket or well marbled boneless pot roast
  • Braising Liquid:
  • 6 cups chicken broth 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoons chili bean sauce or chili garlic sauce 10 cloves garlic, peeled and lightly crushed
  • 3 quarter-size slices ginger
  • 2 green onions, cut into 2-inch lengths 3 whole star anise
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • Noodles & Bok Choy:
  • 1 pound fresh Chinese egg noodles
  • 6 baby bok choy, each cut into quarters through the core
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Sichuan preserved vegetable (optional) 2 green onions, chopped


  1. Place a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Add oil, swirling to coat bottom. Place meat in pan and brown for 2 minutes on each side. Add braising liquid ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until beef is tender when pierced, roughly 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
  2. Near serving time, cook noodles in a large pot of boiling water according to package directions; drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again. Divide noodles among large soup bowls.
  3. In a pot of boiling water, cook bok choy until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and place over noodles in each bowl.
  4. Remove meat from braising liquid and cut into chunks; place in bowls with noodles. Ladle hot broth over noodles. Garnish with preserved vegetable and green onions and serve. Enjoy.