Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Skillet Ramen Noodles with Steak

Growing up I often enjoyed packages of ramen noodles for lunch. When I went away to college I started to learn all kinds of variations and ways to fancy up this bacholor meal. Ramen noodles are very popular in Korea. I am amazed at the large selection of different types of ramen packages that you can find in Korea. My husband created the following recipe. Why? Well if any recipe does not have meat in it Chris finds a way to add it.

2 packages of instant Ramen noodles of your choose
2 slices of steak or cut up beef in cubes
Salt or season salt
2 Tbs of butter

  1. Open the ramen package and set aside the season and dried vegetable packets.
  2. Cook the noodles for about 7 minutes or until the desired doneness. Do not overcook them or they will be soggy.
  3. While the noodles are cooking heat a large skillet.
  4. Add the cubed beef to the skillet and sprinkle with season salt or regular salt
  5. Cook stiring constantly until the meat is brown and no longer pink inside. 
  6. When the noodles are done drain the water from them. 
  7. Toss the noodles with butter and the seasoning packet in a bowl. 
  8. Add the meat to the noodle mixture and enjoy. 
We have made this recipe with several variations. Sometimes we do not buy cubed steak. Instead we buy regular steaks cook them and eat the noodles with butter as a side dish. When we were in America we made a similar dish and also added frozen vegetables.

We do not use the extra dried vegetables packages that come with Korean ramen. Since we drain the water they do not get soft enough. I save them to put in soups later.

Chris likes the spicy noodles and I like the mild ones. To solve this problem we boil the two packs of noodles together and them mix them with the spice packets separately.

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