Beefed Up Ramen

When I say “ramen noodles” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most, it’s probably the endless bowls of ramen noodles you downed as a college student. I can’t say I was a huge ramen eater in college, but have to give a shoutout to my ISU partners-in-crime, Tay & B-Mabes! Some of the best nights of my life were out with these two and coming back to the dorm in the wee hours of the morning to ramen noodles & animal crackers. Oh man…..those were the days! Now combined, we’ve got six kids and struggle to stay up past 10….

I was introduced to ramen noodles wayyyy before my college days, though. In the Gent household, this beefy ramen noodle recipe was on the menu at least once a month, if not more often. Heck, if it were up to my brother Jared, we would’ve eaten this at least twice a week!

Luckily for Mom (and now all of you!) this recipe is delicious, has very few dishes, only 3 ingredients, and takes just 15 minutes. And with noodles, meat, and vegetables, a side of fruit is all you need. Ohhh how I love a quick, easy meal!

Beefed Up Ramen

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Step up your ramen noodle game with this 15-minute meal fix!


-1 lb ground beef
-2 c water
-3 c frozen Stir fry vegetables
-3 pkg Ramen noodles (beef flavor)


1. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet. Drain and set aside.
2. Remove the seasoning from the ramen noodle packages and stir them into the beef.
3. In that same skillet, bring the water to a boil.
4. Stir in the vegetables and let cook for 5 minutes, or until soft.
5. Break up the noodles a bit and stir them into the vegetables and cover with a lid.
6. Let the noodles cook for 2 minutes and remove the lid.
7. Stir in the ground beef and cook another minute or two until everything is heated through.

More Options
-Try with ground pork
-Try with whatever frozen vegetables you’ve got – broccoli, sugar snap peas, green beans, whatever you’ve got!!

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