I really enjoy making take out meals at home! This recipe is one of those. This beef & ramen stir fry has all the flavors you could want. It’s full of tender steak, veggies and ramen noodles! Yes, you heard that right. Ramen noodles!
I made this dish for my Mom and I. She doesn’t like things spicy so I opted to have the spiciness added to the top vs in the sauce. However, any way you make it it comes out delicious! When I decided to make this stir fry, my Mom was skeptical. She didn’t understand the ramen. Long story short, she loved it. Definitely give this recipe a try! It will be one you’ll want to make again and again.
Beef & Ramen Stir Fry
1 lb NY strip steak, thinly sliced
2 large red peppers, large diced
1 large yellow onion, sliced
4 garlic cloves, chopped
4 green onions, green & white, chopped
1 T lite soy sauce
1 T hoisin sauce, optional
2 packs 3 oz ramen noodles (spice packet discarded)
3 T corn starch
2 T olive oil, for cooking
1/2 cup lite soy sauce
2 T rice wine vinegar
3 garlic cloves, grated
3 green onions, sliced
3 T olive oil
1/4 C lite brown sugar
2 t red chili flakes, optional
1 T sriracha, optional
Directions: Mix all the above ingredients for marinade in a medium bowl. Add in the thinly sliced beef. Let marinade at least 1 hour up to 24 hours. Cook the ramen noodles according to the pan, set aside with a little olive oil.
Remove beef from marinade and reserve the liquid. Toss the beef with 3 T of cornstarch. (This is optional, it gives it a nice crispy exterior but not necessary.) Using a large wok or a large skillet heat to high heat. Once pan is heated add in 1 T of olive oil. Add in the beef and let cook until it starts to brown and is cooked to your taste. Wait about 3-4 minutes before mixing. Let cook another 3-4 minutes.
Remove beef from the pan and set aside. Add in last tablespoon of olive oil and let heat. Next add in the onion, peppers and garlic and let cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add in the reserved marinade and let cook for 5-6 minutes longer, mixing often. You want the peppers to be soft but still have a bite. Next Add in soy sauce and hoisin and toss together.
Put in the green onions and the 6 oz of cooked ramen noodles, mix well. Lastly put the beef back to the pan and let heat for another 3-4 minutes to heat everything through completely. Remove from the pan and serve immediately. Top with red chili flakes and green onion if desired.
Note: If you don’t want it spicy, you can omit the red chili flakes & sriracha from the marinade and just top with those ingredients at the end. This is great for anyone who’s making for a family who doesn’t have all the same spice preferences.