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West Lake  Beef Soup


4 people


20 minutes


This hearty West Lake Beef Soup recipe is easy to prepare with pantry ingredients. Dinner and comfort are ready in under 20 minutes.


– Ground beef – Chicken broth – Water – Eggs – Coriander leaves (cilantro)

Step 1

Marinate the ground beef with Chinese rice wine (or sherry) and sesame oil for 10 minutes. Break up the ground beef into small pieces using a fork (or a pair of chopsticks) and stir well while marinating.

Step 2

Mix cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl; stir well and set aside.

Step 3

Bring chicken broth and 1 1/3 cups of water to a boil in a soup pot. Lower the heat to medium and add ground beef to the soup. Skim off the foam on the surface.

Step 4

Add white pepper and salt, and thicken the soup with the cornstarch mixture. Stir the soup with a ladle to smooth the texture and turn off the heat.

Step 5

Swirl the beaten eggs into the soup and immediately stir it three times with a pair of chopsticks. Cover the pot with its lid for 2 minutes and the egg should be cooked with the remaining heat. Add the coriander leaves into the soup and stir to blend well.

Step 6

Dish out and serve immediately.

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