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Asian Beef and Noodles

Asian beef recipes don't get much simpler. This colorful, economical stir-fry dish takes only five ingredients—all of which you're likely to have on hand. Serve with a dash of soy sauce and a side of pineapple slices. —Laura Stenberg, Wyoming, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) Oriental ramen noodles, crumbled
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli stir-fry vegetable blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the contents of one ramen noodle flavoring packet; stir until dissolved. Remove beef and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, combine the water, vegetables, ginger, noodles and contents of remaining flavoring packet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until noodles are tender, stirring occasionally. Return beef to the pan and heat through. Stir in onion.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 383 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 546mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • Kim
    Mar 1, 2021

    This meal is quick & easy. I use fresh veggies if I have them.

  • hondapcgirl1
    Feb 13, 2021

    I did not use the seasoning packets, I mixed my own seasonings using a recipe for homemade oriental seasoning. It was a bit bland. I think the issue was the amount of water. Next time I will drain the water before adding the meat back in. 2 stars

  • Donna
    Feb 9, 2021

    Last week I was looking for a quick & easy recipe. This recipe popped up. I had chicken defrosted so I made it with the chicken and matching noodle packs. Tonight I'm switching shrimp and shrimp noodle packs for the beef. They have all been quick and delicious! At some point I might try the beef. If your frozen stir fry vegetables omit water chestnuts and a drained can in for extra crunch.

  • AmyE007
    Oct 9, 2020

    Hearty, hot, different and easy meal. The total cost for me to prepare this was $7.25. This was for meat, ramen and the stir fry vegetables. I had ginger spice and we omitted the green onion as not a fan of this. There were lots of leftovers. Not really a fan of the sodium in the ramen packets and maybe would look at the alternate replacement ingredients mentioned below in another post. On the other hand, this was loaded with vegetables so I guess nutrients all balance out especially if we are not eating this every day and the rest of our diet is balanced. We sprinkled with cashews on top. It was all good together and added a really different meal option for us. Other thing of note, the Oriental Ramen packet names have changed and now go by "Soy Flavored".

  • kathrynevans
    Apr 27, 2020

    I've made this several times but always used either ground pork or diced pieces of pork. We love it and it goes together quickly.

  • sedonared7
    Mar 30, 2020

    I have made this several times, great!!! We tried it with ground chicken and chicken ramen noodkes, just as good. I did add a little Kitchen Bouquet to the chicken when cooking to give it a different color than the n oodles. My family lives this. Thanks for sharung

  • rogue.27
    Mar 11, 2020

    My family really liked this but I made some changes. I doubled it for my family. I used fresh ginger and used 1 Tbls Teriyaki Sauce and 4 Tbls Low Sodium Soy Sauce in place of some of the water. I also put the hamburger in with everything before it boiled.

  • Ray
    Oct 18, 2019

    This is one of our family favorites. Even my wife--who is an extremely picky eater--loves it. I add snow peas and a bit of hosin or tamari sauce and teriyaki sauce to it in addition to the soy sauce. I also use ground chuck which tends to be 80% lean. Other than that I make it as directed.

  • JGa2595176
    Oct 7, 2019

    This is a recipe we return to's a great weeknight meal that we can tweak to fit our taste (certain veggies.) Our kids like it as much as we do! Can be doubled easily.

  • CarrieBerry4Chad
    Aug 22, 2019

    We also used our own spices to adjust things to our taste, but it was a good base recipe and something very quick and simple to get on the dinner table in a hurry!