what you need:
packet of good beef bones from coles ($7.50 per kilo)
packet of mee goreng beef noodle and spice mix (65c)
packet of salad greens ($2)
about 1 litre of cold water
in a sauce pan brown the beef pieces over medium-high heat, making sure that the meat is moved around so no sticking or burning occurs. There is no need for oil as the meat will render some fat.
Once brown, add the spice mix, and stir for 1 minute.
Add the cold water, then bring to a boil, turn the heat right down and simmer with a lid on for 40 minutes.
As the meat pieces were on the bone, I served the pieces first and just ate with my fingers. Yummy.
Then I turned the soup back on the heat, added the noodles and let it simmer for 2 minutes. Then I served back in the bowl with the salad leaves. The soup was deliciously beefy and flavoursome from the spices. The greens just topped it off.