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old sober

Recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

Also known as YaKa Mein. A Chinese African dish known for its healing properties for a hangover. Served mostly in New Orleans by a lot of street vendors and Chinese restaurants. I don't need a hangover to eat this soup it's delicious

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For old sober

  • 3 to 4 lb
    beef roast your choice
  • 4-6 qt
  • 2 Tbsp
    beef base like better than boullion
  • 1 tsp
    seasoned salt
  • 2 tsp
    old bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 lb
    spaghetti cooked in salted water and drained
  • 8 lg
    eggs hard boiled and sliced
  • 1/2 c
    fresh parsley
  • soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, ketchup

How To Make old sober

  • 1
    Fill a stockpot with water and add the beef bouillon, salt, old bay, onion powder and canola oil. Add the roast and make sure the water totally covers the roast. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer and simmer 2 to 3 hours until meat falls apart. Adding more liquid if needed.
  • 2
    Remove beef from broth and shred it then add back to broth.
  • 3
    To assemble the soup place spaghetti in bowl ladle soup over top. top with eggs and parsley. Add extra ingredients according to taste

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