Ramen noodles

Dec 9, 2008

For some strange reason, Melissa wanted to try this recipe she found in Chatelaine.  So we did, but we adapted it by changing the veggies.

Beef ramen with veggetables

  • 2 85-g pkgs beef-flavoured ramen-noodle soup mix
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced

  • 3/4 lb top sirloin beef

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce

  • 2 tsp hot chili-garlic sauce

  • 1 tsp dark sesame oil

  • 2 cups of chopped green and red peppers

  • 1 cup of sliced celeri

1. Bring 4 cups (1 L) of water to a boil. Remove seasoning mix from packages and set aside. Place noodles in a large bowl. Pour boiling water overtop. Soak until tender, about 3 min. Drain and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, slice beef into small strips. Coat a large frying pan with oil and set over medium-high heat. Add onion and beef. Stir-fry until onion starts to soften, about 3 min.

3. Sprinkle in 1 packet seasoning mix. Stir to coat beef and onion. Add ½ cup (125 mL) water, soy, chili-garlic sauce and sesame oil. Stir often, uncovered, until slightly thickened, 3 to 4 min.

4. Add peppers, celeri . Cook until the vegetables are tender-crisp, 4 min.

5. Add noodles and let simmer until noodles are heated through, 2 to 4 min.

Serve and enjoy.  Its not too bad. As long as the veggies are crispy, and the beef not overcooked, it is a quick meal and perfect for lunches. No need to salt, though, as those ramen package have plenty of stuff in it.

Apparently, ramen noodles are very popular in English Canada University dorms. Not so much in Quebec, if I recall correctly, although some hippies would go for it. I was never a consumer of this stuff myself, but if I’d known about this recipe, or been smart enough to come up with something like it on my own, perhaps I would have.  Although I doubt it – I was way more into Hamburger Helper.

Makes 2 to 3 servings.