Monday, May 30, 2016

Beef Ramen Noodle Stir-fry

Beef Ramen Noodle Stir-fry

I love Chinese food and I love Chinese take out even more. However, I do not like not knowing what is in my food from certain Chinese restaurants. 

Since I was really craving Chinese food the other day, I decided to come up with my own quick and easy recipe. I wanted something that I could throw together with minimal prep work and still taste amazing. Thus, Beef Ramen Noodle Stir-fry was born.

To make this busy weeknight friendly, I used some pre-chopped vegetables from my local grocery store's produce section. This really sped up up my prep time since I only had to prep the onion and peppers. Some grocery stores do offer the onions and peppers pre-sliced. However, my store did not have any in stock, so I just did it myself. 
Beef Ramen Noodle Stir-fry

I wanted the steak to have a little kick of flavor as well. I opted to create a little marinade with ingredients I have in my pantry at all times. I also used a thinly cut sirloin steak that would cook quickly especially at the high heat used during stir-frying. I threw the marinade together in the morning before work and let the steak marinate all day.
Beef Ramen Noodle Stir-fry

Beef Ramen Noodle Stir-fry

Finally, I did not want to use rice with this dish. First, because sometimes the hubby does not care for rice. Secondly, I wanted something completely different. So, I decided to include noodles into this stir-fry. I used Ramen because it was quick and inexpensive. Plus, when added to the wok, it really soaked up the sauce and became quite flavorful.
Beef Ramen Noodle Stir-fry

One final note, remember that stir-frying food goes VERY quickly. I highly recommend you have all your ingredients prepped and ready. That way you can throw things into the pan as you go. Also, I cooked the vegetables first, then stir-fried the meat (remember to drain after the meat reaches your desired done-ness) and then added everything back into the pan and heated through while combing all ingredients together.
Beef Ramen Noodle Stir-fry

Beef Ramen Noodle Stir-fry

Beef Ramen Noodle Stir-fry

Beef Ramen Noodle Stir-fry

This meal was absolutely delicious. Thanks to the easy of prep and marinating the meat earlier in the morning, dinner was ready in just under 30 minutes. My family absolutely loved  this meal. So did I. The flavor was wonderful and the ramen noddles really gave the dish an extra kick. Also, there was plenty for leftover lunches the next day.
Beef Ramen Noodle Stir-fry

I hope you enjoy!!

Love to you all from The Busy Cooking Momma!


Beef Ramen Noodle Stirfry

by The Busy Cooking Momma
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Keywords: stir-fry entree Beef Ramen Noodles Chinese
Ingredients (Serves 6)
    For Steak Marinade
    • 2 lb thinly sliced sirloin steak
    • 3/4 c Teriyaki sauce
    • 1/2 c Worcestershire sauce
    • 3 Tbsp Seasoned rice vinegar
    • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
    • 1 tsp ground cumin
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • 2 Tbsp Sriracha
    • 2 beef flavoring packets (from Ramen noodle packages)
    For Stir-fry
    • 1 medium onion, sliced into chunks
    • 2 bell peppers, sliced into strips
    • 8 oz package snow peas, broken in half
    • 10 oz package broccoli florets
    • 16 oz sliced fresh mushrooms
    • 4 (3 oz) packages of Ramen noodles
    • 1 bottle Kikkoman Stir-fry Sauce
    • Sesame oil
    Instructions
    To Marinate the Steak
    Slice sirloin steak into 1 inch strips and place into a large container with a lid.
    In a medium size bowl, mix together the teriyaki sauce, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned rice vinegar, garlic, cumin, onion powder, sriracha and beef flavor packets.
    Pour marinade over sliced steak.
    Mix the steak to make sure marinade is coating all the steak.
    Place lid on the container and place in refrigerator.
    Marinade for at least 8 hours or overnight.
    For Stir-fry
    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
    Cook Ramen noodles in batches and drain. Set cooked noodles aside.
    While noodles are cooking, prep onions, bell peppers and snow peas.
    In a large wok (or large pan if you do not have a wok), add 2 Tbsp of sesame seed oil and heat over medium high heat
    Once wok is smoking, add in all the vegetables.
    Cook the vegetables for ~5 minutes and then add in stir-fry sauce.
    Continue to cook until vegetables are al dente (cooked but with still a little crunch). Move vegetables to a bowl.
    Add marinated beef to wok. Cook until beef reaches your desired level of done-ness.
    Drain beef to remove excess grease.
    Add vegetables, beef and noodles to wok. Cook until all ingredients are heated through and well combined.
    Serve with your favorite side. Enjoy

    2 comments :

    1. I made the recipe for my children and they really liked it. Thanks.

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      1. Yea!!! It has definitely became a family staple here. I am so glad they liked it.

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