Beef Ramen Dinner

18 Nov

This recipe comes from something I found online years ago while looking for a cheap, yummy dinner. I have modified the recipe over the years and now I have decided to share it with my wonderful readers.

As you can probably tell from the title of the blog this recipe contains ground beef and ramen noodles. I was worried about the ramen noodles when I first saw this recipe, but it really works. Here is what you will need:



Another thing that makes this recipe really nice is that its a “one pan” dinner. All you need is a nice 12 inch (or bigger) skillet. That is it! So get yourself a skillet, 1 lb ground beef, two 14 ounce cans of diced tomato’s (you can pick any “flavor” you want…in this case I used the “zesty mild green chiles”), 2 packages of your favorite beef flavored ramen noodle, one small bell pepper and one small onion. Start out by chopping up your fresh veggies:

Chop Chop Chop

Chop Chop Chop

Heat your skillet over medium high heat with a bit of olive oil and start cooking your veggies:


I like to get a little color on the veggies before adding the ground beef:

Make sure to cook the beef all the way through!

Make sure to cook the beef all the way through!

Drain off the excess fat and then add the two cans of tomatoes:

Starting to come together

Starting to come together

You also will need to add a little water (for the noodles to soak up) but this can vary depending on how much excess liquid was in the cans of tomatoes. In this case I added one half a can of water. You can do it by eye as you add the ramen noodles:

Break up the dry noodles a little.

Break up the dry noodles a little.

At first this is going to seem like it is going badly. Just keep mixing the noodles in and they will soak up the liquid and the dish will come together. It just takes some work. As you work the noodles in add the contents of the seasoning packets that came with the noodles! Yes, I mean it. The “beef flavor” adds another dimension to the dish, so just do it!

Getting there..

Getting there..

Once the noodles loosen up let the dish come to a simmer then lower the heat so it will gently simmer for the next 25 minutes.

Looking yummy!

Looking yummy!

Serve it up in bowls and enjoy!

Dinner is served!

Dinner is served!

It is cheap, flavorful and filling. Works for me, maybe you will like it too?


3 Responses to “Beef Ramen Dinner”

  1. infijess November 18, 2008 at 12:43 pm #

    Hmm I’ll have to try this with CHICKEN!!

  2. Joe O. November 18, 2008 at 12:47 pm #

    It should work with chicken too…just use Chicken flavored Ramen!

  3. Kati November 18, 2008 at 1:20 pm #

    Sounds good, although I, like Jess, would use chicken or ground turkey.
    Btw-I like your dishware. Different…nice…but good for everyday too!

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