What’s more belly warming than a bowl of steaming hot ramen? I remember my college days, slurping down a late-night microwaved ramen bowl. Although I still occasionally crave it just the way I had it in college, the “adult” way is so much better. This recipe takes ramen to a whole new level of deliciousness – from a late night snack to a meal you’d be proud to serve to dinner guests!
What is this recipe, you ask? Take your favorite store-bought ramen and add elevated Korean BBQ sauce, veggies, and protein of your choice to create something off-the-charts yummy.
Garnish your bowl with fun toppings like sesame seeds, scallions and crispy fried onions to take ramen to a whole new level.
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Makes: 2 dinner-sized ramen bowls
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
2 store-bought ramen bowls (I love Mike’s Mighty Good Vegetarian Ramen for this!)
1-pound chuck or sirloin beef cut into chunks (or sub chicken, shrimp or leave vegetarian)
½ head broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup carrot chips (or sub shredded carrots or baby carrots cut in half)
1 cup sliced baby bella mushrooms
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ cup Korean BBQ sauce (also known as bulgogi sauce)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or other flavorless oil)
1 ½ teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (buy ginger root, use a cheese grater or microplane to grate peeled ginger root)
¼ cup scallions, chopped
Sesame seeds, to garnish
Crispy fried onions, to garnish (I like French’s!)
For beef (or other meat): in a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef chunks in a few tablespoons of vegetable oil. Beef will take about 5-8 minutes to cook.
For sauce: in the same skillet as the meat, add Korean bbq sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic. Over medium heat, let sauce heat through and coat meat, stirring often.
For veggies: add broccoli, carrots, and mushrooms to meat and sauce, and sauté (stirring occasionally) for about 5-7 minutes until vegetables are al-dente. While vegetables are cooking, prepare ramen according to packaging directions.
To plate: in bowls, add ramen, and spoon meat, veggies and sauce over the ramen. Garnish with sesame seeds, scallions, and fried onions.
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