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Garlic Ginger Ramen with Beef

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 6 Cups
Nutrition Facts: View label


1⁄2 pound lean ground beef (15% fat or less)
2 cups water
2 packages oriental flavor instant ramen-style noodles, broken into small pieces
16 ounces frozen vegetables (try stir-fry or any type)
1/4 cup chopped onion (any type) or 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat (350 degrees F in an electric skillet), brown ground beef. Drain fat from the skillet (see Notes).
  3. Add water and ONE seasoning packet to cooked beef and mix well.
  4. Add vegetables, onion, ginger and garlic. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  5. Add ramen noodles, reduce heat to low, and simmer 3 to 5 minutes until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Try adding more seasonings such as red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, jalapeno pepper or cilantro.
  • No ground beef? Try ground chicken, turkey or pork. You can also use 8 ounces pressed and crumbled tofu or 1 cup of cooked beans.
  • No frozen vegetables? Try canned or fresh, such as snap peas, edamame, mushrooms or radishes.
  • Pour fat from cooked meat into a metal container. Let it cool, then dispose of it in the garbage can.


Was worry about Ramen noodle but gave it a try,  It was tasty and Froze well. Right now i working my way though the site but this one can be a staple for me.  (and I dislike Ramen noodles)

This recipe is perfect for busy nights!  I added some red pepper flakes with the water and seasoning packet for some extra spice and sprinkled sesame seeds on top before serving it.

This was super easy to make, I didnt put the ginger in because I am not a fan of ginger.  It was great! I served it with some egg rolls for a complete meal.

This is a great and easy recipe to make.  My kids loved it.