*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                   Shanghai Noodles with Spicy Beef Sauce
 
 Recipe By     : Ena Quiggle via Taste of Home
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:40
 Categories    : Chinese                          Main Dishes
                 Ground Meats
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      tablespoons   peanut oil
    2      teaspoons     garlic -- minced
    1 1/2  teaspoons     fresh ginger -- minced
      1/2  teaspoon      crushed red pepper -- or to taste
    1 1/2  cups          onion -- chopped
    1      pound         ground beef
      1/2  cup           chicken broth -- divided
      1/3  cup           hoisin sauce
      1/4  cup           soy sauce
      1/4  cup           dry sherry
    2      tablespoons   cornstarch
    8      ounces        rice noodles -- cooked and drained (keep warm)
    1      tablespoon    toasted sesame oil
      1/2  cup           green onions -- sliced diagonally
                         toasted sesame seeds -- for garnish
 
 Heat wok or large skillet until hot; add peanut oil, garlic, ginger, and
 pepper flakes.  Saute about 5 seconds.  Add onion; stir-fry until onion is
 transparent.  Crumble in ground beef; stir-fry until the meat is light
 brown.  In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup chicken broth, hoisin sauce, soy
 sauce, and sherry.  Drain meat mixture well; stir in broth mixture.  Cover,
 reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.  Meanwhile,
 dissolve cornstarch in remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth.  Slowly stir into
 meat mixture; cook and stir until the sauce is thick.  In separate large
 bowl, combine the hot rice noodles and sesame oil.  For individual servings,
 place rice noodles on plates or in shallow bowls; top with meat mixture and
 garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
 
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 NOTES : Can also add meat mixture to large bowl of rice noodles, toss gently
 to combine, and top with green onions and sesame seeds.
 
 Original recipe called for vermicelli instead of rice noodles.