Mushroom-Beef Noodle Soup

Mushroom-Beef Noodle Soup

You don’t need much beef in this homey mushroom-beef noodle soup recipe, since mushrooms and a little Worcestershire sauce give it plenty of savory flavor.

From EatingWell: January/February 2013
Yield: 8 servings, about 1 2/3 cups each
Active Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 1/4 hours

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
  2. 1 cup boiling water
  3. 2 teaspoons canola oil
  4. 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  5. 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  6. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 1 pound cremini mushrooms, chopped
  8. 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  9. 1 pound boneless sirloin or flank steak, trimmed, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  10. 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  11. 1/2 cup dry red wine
  12. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  13. 6 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  14. 1 large turnip, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  15. 1 bay leaf
  16. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  17. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  18. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  19. 2 cups whole-wheat egg noodles, cooked
  20. 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley or dill for garnish

Preparation

  1. Place porcini in a bowl; add boiling water and soak for 10 minutes to soften. Line a sieve with a paper towel, place over a bowl and strain, reserving the liquid; finely chop the porcini and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook celery, carrots and garlic, stirring frequently, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Add cremini and onion; cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to the bowl.
  3. Add steak to the pot and cook on medium-high, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 3 to 5 minutes; add tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add wine and Worcestershire and cook until the sauce thickens slightly, about 30 seconds. Stir in the porcini and liquid, reserved vegetables, broth, turnip, bay leaf, thyme, pepper and salt; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the vegetables are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Discard the bay leaf. Stir in noodles. Garnish with herbs, if desired.

Tips & Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 212 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 2 g mono); 34 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrates; 18 g protein; 4 g fiber; 537 mg sodium; 783 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (84% daily value), Potassium (23% dv), Vitamin C (19% dv)

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 1/2 lean meat