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Bourbon Beef Noodle Soup

One of my favourite things to do after a long day at work is curl up on the couch with a big bowl of hearty soup, a chunk of crusty french baguette and a really silly show (The Bachelor, anyone?) This recipe (see below) for bourbon beef noodle soup is rich, hearty and full of flavour all the while remaining ridiculously easy to throw together in an instant. It really does make those cold and dark winter nights all that more bearable.

what you’ll need:
::1/2 cup bourbon
::1/4 cup maple syrup
::4 tbsp. garlic, chopped
::salt and pepper to taste
::1 lb. rib eye steak, cut into 1/4″ cubes
::4 tbsp. olive oil, divided
::3 cups onions, sliced
::28 oz. beef broth
::2 cups water
::4 cups egg noodles
::4 cups spinach
::1/4 cup green onions, for garnish

what you’ll do:
::Marinate the steak in the bourbon, maple syrup, garlic, salt and pepper (anywhere from 30 mins to 24 hours)
::Once marinated, strain the steak through a sieve and reserve the marinade.
::In a large pot, heat 2 tbsp. of the olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add the beef and cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side.
::Remove the steak from the pan and set aside.
::Add the remaining olive oil and onions and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
::Stir in the set-aside marinade, beef broth and water.
::Bring to a boil and add the noodles. Cook until just soft, about 8 minutes.
::Stir in the steak and spinach and cook until the spinach is just wilted.
::Spoon soup into bowls and garnish with green onions.

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    Jackie {York Avenue}
    January 12, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Mm I’d love to try this! Sounds kind of gourmet but still very easy. Love the picture you painted-this, crusty bread, and The Bachelor. Sounds good to me!

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      January 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      the ingredients for a perfect evening, really!

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    January 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Oh my goodness that looks amazingly delish! And so warm and comforting for cold weather.

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      January 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      it was perfect the other evening!

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    January 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I am so intrigued by the use of bourbon in this recipe. I’m betting this tastes amaaaazing. Question: dang, ribeye? Does the fat add something extra to the soup, given the higher cost of the cut?

    Either way, I want to make this, and soon!

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      January 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      haha I do think the fat adds a little something something (doesn’t it always?) and the tender meat always helps as well. Honestly though, you could for sure get away with a cheaper cut – I would just marinate it for longer to tender it up a bunch!

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    January 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    That sounds awesome :D. I love a big bowl of noodle soup.

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    Meta Musings
    January 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    This sounds awesome. I think I would curl up with this soup and watch real housewives! :)

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    January 15, 2012 at 2:30 am

    That is exactly what I need right now – thanks Jacquelyn!

    Andrea x

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    Jesselyn Toufar
    January 16, 2012 at 9:37 am

    That sounds amazing. I am pinning it to make sure I don’t lose this recipe and hopefully Tejas will stay cool enough to make it this week.

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