Another recipe that doesn’t really yield pretty pictures, but I promise it’s yummy. Like most 20-somethings I know, one of the items that can generally be found in our pantry is Ramen noodles. Usually beef flavor, occasionally chicken. And while I enjoy a good bowl of just plain noodles & broth, sometimes it’s nice to add a bit more heft and variety to the dish. Enter this recipe, courtesy of Ian.
Beefed Up Ramen
(ha ha, I’m so punny)
- 1 lb. lean stir fry beef*
- 1 large crown of broccoli
- 3 packets of beef flavored Ramen noodles
- Soy sauce
- Chinese Five Spice Powder (like this)
- 5-6 cups of water (depending on how watery/broth-y you like your noodles)
*Make sure you get STIR FRY beef and not STEW beef; we made that mistake once and it was super tough and chewy.
- Start heating the water in a large saucepan. Cut broccoli florets off of crown, add to saucepan.
- While water is heating to a boil, add beef to a skillet, sprinkle liberally with the soy sauce and 5-spice, and brown. Drain grease when done.
- Once water is boiling, add the Ramen noodles. Cook according to package directions.
- Add in flavor packets and beef, stir, and serve.
- Enjoy your marginally more nutritious than plain Ramen meal! 😉