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.
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.
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.
I hope you enjoy!!
Love to you all from The Busy Cooking Momma!
Beef Ramen Noodle Stirfry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Keywords: stir-fry entree Beef Ramen Noodles Chinese
Ingredients (Serves 6)
- 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)
- 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
InstructionsTo 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