Ramen Noodles with Beef is a quick and easy dinner recipe full of Asian flavor! Made with packaged ramen noodles, ground beef, mushrooms and cabbage. Great for busy weeknights whenever that take out craving hits, but you want a home cooked meal!
Prep Time:15 Minutes
Cook Time:15 Minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
Yield:4 Servings 1x
Quick Stir Fry Sauce:
2 tablespoon soy sauce
¼ cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons mirin
For the Ramen:
2 teaspoon mild flavored oil such as canola or vegetable
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 pound ground beef (I used 85% lean)
3 large cloves garlic, chopped finely
1–8ounce package white button or baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
2 1/4– 2 1/2 cups water (adjust as needed)
2 cups napa cabbage, thinly sliced
4 packages ramen noodles (discard or reserve seasoning packets for another use)
3 green onions – white parts sliced to ½ inch pieces; green parts sliced 2 inches long
Sesame seeds for garnish
Make Quick Stir Fry Sauce by combining all ingredients in a small bowl with a whisk. Set aside.
Heat canola and sesame oil in a large pan or wok over medium heat.
Toast garlic in oil for 30 seconds, being sure it doesn’t burn.
Add beef, breaking up large chunks. Cook until browned.
Add mushrooms and white parts of green onions and cook about 2-3 minutes more, or until mushrooms have released their moisture.
Add Quick Stir Fry sauce and cook for 2 or 3 minutes, stirring to combine.
Push beef to sides of pan, add water to center of pan.
Place ramen noodles in center of pan in water. You may need to break them up to make them fit.
Cook noodles for about 1 minutes, then flip them over. As they cook and soften up, start breaking them up and incorporating them into the beef and mushroom mixture.
Add cabbage and green parts of green onions, tossing to combine with noodle mixture.
Continue to toss until noodles are cooked and cabbage has wilted.
Serve immediately with sesame seeds.
Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary depending on ingredients used.
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