Wholesome Tomato Beef Soup with 100% Tomato!
I’ve always like a bowl of delish tomato beef noodle soup, but somehow a lots of tomato beef soup out there, I personally think they are too light, the tomato flavor isn’t thick enough. So what I do is, whenever I visit Haidilao hot pot I would pick their tomato soup base, order their hand pulled noodles and bring myself a bowl. Blanch the noodle well, scoop plenty of tomato soup and top it up with their minced beef from their sauce station – Love it! Their tomato soup is absolutely delicious. So with this idea, I wanna recreate this bowl but with huge chunk of beef that is tender. And here is what I did, check it out! p/s: this is going to be a killer comfort food!
Ingredients for the Soup
- 500g of Fresh Tomato
- 1 can(340g) of Tomato Paste
- 4 clove of Garlic
- 2 bulb of Shallot
- 3 part of Water (1 part tomato : 3 part water)
- 2 pcs of Bay Leaf (optional)
- Salt to taste
- 4 tbsp of Cooking Oil
- Blend fresh tomato into puree and put aside.
- Blend garlic and shallot into paste. Add a little water to blend them into smooth paste.
- Preheat a stock pot with cooking oil.
- Add garlic and shallot paste and sweat them to cook away the rawness.
- Add tomato puree and briefly saute them.
- Add water and tomato paste.
- Bring to boil and then reduce to a simmer.
For the Beef ~ and serving…
- 500g of Tender Beef (I uses Chuck Short Ribs, other tender parts is fine as well, ask your local butcher)
- 2 tbsp of Sugar
- 1 tsp of Black Pepper
- 1 Part Water (1 Part Tomato : 1 Part Water)
- 2 tbsp of Cooking Oil
- Cut beef into 1.5 inches cubes.
- To sear beef, preheat pan with cooking oil to high heat.
- Add beef and sear all side of the beef to brown.
- Add sugar and black pepper.
- Caramelized the sugar while the black pepper releases its aromatic oil.
- Deglaze pan with water.
- Transfer them all into the simmering tomato soup.
- Simmer for 1.5 hours.
- After 1.5 hours, season the soup with salt to taste.
Serve with noodles – hand pulled noodles, udon, ramen, etc, and in a heap, sprinkle some chopped spring onion on top.