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Asian Beef and Noodles Recipe

Asian Beef and Noodles Recipe

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. Or try ground turkey instead of beef! —Laura Stenberg, Wyoming, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 377 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 624mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

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ColleenaG User ID: 1190332 272171
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2017

"Our whole family loves this recipe. We refer to it lovingly as Asian Hamburger Helper meal :)"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 267863
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2017

"Delicious! I loved this for dinner served with egg rolls on the side."

[email protected] User ID: 869510 264250
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2017

"I added a egg over easy at the end much like a traditional soup that is served I believe in Japan or China but I'm pretty sure it's Japan. It is so very good this way and when the yolk breaks just adds another depth of flavor you wouldn't think you could get fro package ramen in fact you don't even get a a hint that it is it's that yummy!!!"

SherriReinstatler User ID: 6508725 259525
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2017

"My husband and I love this dinner. I use a blend of frozen broccolli, carrots, cauliflower, snow peas and water chestnuts, as well as, low sodium soy sauce to make it even more "Asian". At the end, after adding the ground beef, I also add about a cup (or more) of thin sliced yellow onion wedges and that really made it especially good."

meaganteal User ID: 814898 256388
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2016

"We loved this!!! so easy and tastes great. I used frozen teriyaki broccoli steamers and half a cup of frozen stir fry veggies since that is what I already had. It was great, and the leftovers tasted good as well."

Sweet360 User ID: 8959885 255986
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2016

"This recipe was easy. I did as another reviewer I added a 1/4 cup of Panda Express Teriyaki sauce and it was delish?"

rwippel User ID: 4262008 248352
Reviewed May. 18, 2016

"This was a great, super fast 5-ingredient fix. After a few bites, I realized it was missing a little something to put it over the top. I added about 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce, and that was it! I didn't have any leftovers."

spoland User ID: 6111896 247959
Reviewed May. 7, 2016

"Very good! I used beef broth instead of water and after the 3 minute simmer I added the beef back in and continued to simmer until all liquid was absorbed. Will definitely make again."

paul3303 User ID: 1713232 247296
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2016

"I am not a big fan of ramen noodles, but this recipe used them well."

Bigmcred User ID: 3909432 247038
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2016

"have made numerous times, with ground beef, ground turkey and chicken strips. I just add some Thai chili paste for some zip. Excellent"

suejjj User ID: 5304276 245334
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"Whole family loved! Few changes based on family preferences. Subbed veggie mix with steamed frozen broccoli and some fresh pea pods and mushrooms saut?ed in a little beef broth with some garlic and ginger. Otherwise followed as directed. Thanks for sharing! Definitely will make again."

llheath User ID: 6590379 245122
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"Quite tasty for a quickie! For some reason a number of folks comments indicate they are not thinking outside the box. I NEVER use the Ramen packet even when making the traditional noodle soup. A bit of garlic, some low sodium bouillon, and onions or onion powder yield the exact flavor without the chemicals or sodium. Likewise, I do not use pre-pared vegies as a rule. Chop up and add your favorite fresh items from the produce department. Voila!...the same recipe quickly adapted for restrictive low fat, low sodium diets! In addition, you can spice according to your own preferences and taste which I do with nearly all recipes."

tready2 User ID: 2509701 222017
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"I always avoid prepared foods or the boxes variety. Prefer to to it all myself. This avoids a lot of salt and remanufactured foods which are not good for me. This is a quickie, but not my kind of quickie."

slocook805 User ID: 7734059 221922
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"The concept is good but way to bland for our tastes. It doesn't take much in the way of imagination to make it much more flavorful. I never use the frozen veggies. Instead I always use fresh and whatever mix comes to mind and end up with more realistic sized portions, this is for dinner not a light lunch. Sometimes I use thin strips of sirloin instead of ground beef or thin strips of pork loin. Ramen noodles are so comforting. As far as the seasonings go I prefer to use my own blend of soy, garlic, ginger and toasted sesame oil."

moxiewoman User ID: 6410615 217843
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

"easy and tasty. I did add some garlic, and more ginger, though, plus soy sauce when serving."

sandramp User ID: 1044765 107008
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013

"Very easy to make if you are short on time. I added extra ginger, salt and pepper."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 160746
Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"I liked it ok, but I'm not sure really what's Asian about it other than store bought Ramen noodles with high sodium flavor packets. Oh and let's not forget the ginger. Not bad for a quick meal though."

Annerrc User ID: 579816 135542
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"I've made this recipe many times, using ground chicken or ground turkey sometimes, as well as ground beef. It does taste best when served right after making it, since the noodles tend to get soggy if you refrigerate it and then reheat later. I use both of the seasoning packets instead of just one, and sprinkle the dish with soy sauce when serving. (This will increase the sodium content. ) We like the flavor, but adding a dash of ground red pepper or some hot sauce would work well for those who want it spicier!"

BrennansMom User ID: 7144204 207579
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"This recipe wasn't very good. My son called it "Yum, yum, YUCK!" and my husband opted for bread and butter. It was bland, uninspired and tasted like ground beef with Ramen noodles. Very disappointing given the very positive ratings this recipe received."

hskinner76 User ID: 540241 135541
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"Also excellent with Ground turkey!"

rrfrey21 User ID: 3107605 207578
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"Love this dish! My kids always ask for more and that is something they don't do often!! I have made this many time and I don't change anything in the recipe. Thank you for sharing a easy go-to meal!"

lauripobanz User ID: 33298 135081
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"quick and very tasty."

rhonda1 User ID: 1537009 153676
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"I really like this dish. It taste good and is fast to prepare and not expensive with a long list of ingredients. As ooposed to the earlier comment about using beef ramen noodles I use the oriental ones like listed in the recipe."

lanilei User ID: 6222073 160744
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"My family really liked this, and their tastes range from wanting it bland to super spicy. I used a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies, and next time I'm going to use fresh ginger and add some pepper sauce"

Bokris User ID: 6048260 156898
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"This is a great meal, without additions. We used snow peas,and a bag of mixed veges. (what we had on hand), and it was great! My wife and I also added some toasted Almonds and a dash of red pepper to ours, as this suites our taste. This meal has become a regular at our house. I'm planning a Cub Scout camp out, and I believe it is an easy enough meal to prepare at the camp out as well. Simply brown the beef at home prior to the trip, reheat and add to the noodle/vege. mix. I believe this will be a hit with the scouts!"

JennyRed__FL User ID: 6102633 85709
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"Very easy and yummy. I used more ginger, added some garlic powder, and served it with soy sauce. Also, the recipe didn't state that the Ramen noodles are supposed to be beef flavor, but I made that assumption. All I had on hand was the chicken flavor, so I set those flavor packets aside and used 1 beef bouillon cube in place of each flavor packet. If using fresh veggies, or a veggies with different cooking times, cook the longer-cooking veggies in the water for a few minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients in the 2nd step."

tinkerbell9902 User ID: 5896539 78644
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"This recipe was really good and really easy to make. Will definately make again. My son loved it!"

lcheriem User ID: 3281390 207577
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"Very tasty and so easy to make! can substitute just about any frozen veggies you want."

AmyKillgo User ID: 5611813 67002
Reviewed May. 5, 2011

"Great easy and quick recipe. Will definitely make this again!"

pinksuitcases User ID: 630663 153674
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"Super easy and quite tasty. I added a little soy sauce, like I saw suggested and it was really wonderful. Thrifty too! You can't beat that combination. It's not fancy, but it's good just the same."

Kara Webber Schiro User ID: 1772356 153672
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"This is a good recipe to make in the evenings when time is short. A sure hit especially for your noodle lovers. We top it with crunchie chow mein noddles for a little extra crunch."

Amyschreib User ID: 1452897 67001
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"I make this recipe most weekends in the winter; I use mixed vegetables and add beef ramen noodles without the ginger and it is great! My 5 year old can't get enough of it."

3dogmama User ID: 5329924 153671
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"This recipe is delicious and quick. I use ground chicken instead and add a little soy sauce. I make this almost every week."

4boys&me User ID: 4961158 135080
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

"This was a quick and super easy meal to make. My kids loved it and actually asked for more."

chellenic User ID: 1730685 66999
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"This is so easy and good! I make this meal for all my friends after they had a baby and its a hit every time! Every child who doesn't eat veges, loves this meal."

annieharbert User ID: 4134628 135079
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"My family enjoyed this recipe and I have made it quite a few times as it is an easy and affordable dish to prepare. I used a few shakes of garlic salt to add some more flavor but that's just me. My son, 8 years old, loves ramen noodles so this is one of his favorites!"

Cherylmomof3 User ID: 3611068 62167
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"My family did not enjoy this recipe. Have to agree with reviewer known as tweetybe."

tapanga79 User ID: 1186106 70343
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2009

"My family loves this!!! I make this at least 2x a month!!"

stinkerbell73 User ID: 4214434 85627
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2009

"This was an awesome recipe. I doubled the ingredients & used 1 shrimp top ramen & 1 beef & the two oriental ramen's. Turned out awesome, with a few splashes of soy sauce."

aspricco User ID: 4089759 156476
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"I have made this dish a couple of times and I agree that it lacks a little flavor, so I add in a few cloves of garlic which really helps give it a little "kick". It is so easy and very adaptable to your taste preferences."

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 66997
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2009

"(continued) As quick as it is, it's a great recipe to play around with and make your own."

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 207576
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2009

"I have made this several times and we thought it was pretty good! I make it as is, and then whoever wants to can add some soy sauce, more ginger, pepper flakes, etc. As q"

tweetybe User ID: 2885330 66996
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"This lacked flavor for us, I had to add stir fry sauce into it. Also it seem to come out soupy. Family didn't care for it will not make this again."

wytammic User ID: 3537359 77599
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2008

"We really enjoyed this and will make it again. I used fresh broccoli, red pepper, onion, and mushrooms, instead of the stir fry mix but I'm sure it would be great either way. Kudos to the recipe author!"

jinglesferret User ID: 1689282 156896
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2008

"I used Chinese five spice instead of the seasoning mix in the ramen noodle packages. This was a family favorite."

cookfor2 User ID: 1394302 137957
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2008

"I used very thin sliced beef in place of the hamburger, and I also used a teriyaki marinated on the beef, then I followed the rest of the recipe, it was tasty and easy. The Grandchildren loved it."

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