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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Beef Ramen Noodle Soup

















This ramen soup has that really delicious savory umami flavor that warms you through completely.  It is salty and lightly spicy and just a touch sweet with great layers of flavors and textures.  The carrots, onions, and celery are sweet and tender while the green onions are crisp and fresh.  The beef is perfectly seasoned which melts right off into the rich, smooth broth.  I personally didn't feel the egg added a lot flavor wise but it was a nice contrasting texture.  If you are a soft or even hard boiled egg person, you will definitely like having the egg, but I could go without it next time.  The soup is very filling but it is light and refreshing at the same time.  This is quickly becoming a favorite in our house, especially because it is easy to change up the protein and seasonings each time.   Sorry for the very short post this time.  Hopefully I will be feeling more inspired soon.  I made a really awesome rustic apple tart yesterday for a family dinner. So be on the look out for that coming soon!



Beef Ramen Noodle Soup

2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, diced
3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley, divided
3 cups beef stock
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups water
5 tbsp soy sauce
1-2 tsp sriracha
3 packages Ramen noodles, seasoning packet discarded
4 green onions, chopped
Sliced steak, recipe below
Soft boiled eggs, recipe below
Salt & Pepper, to taste

  Heat the olive oil in dutch oven or other large soup pot over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion, carrots, and celery and cook for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are getting soft and the onions are translucent.  Add the garlic and parsley and cook for another minute.  Add the beef stock, chicken stock, water, soy sauce, and sriracha.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Bring the soup to a boil, turn down the heat, and simmer for 10-12 minutes.  Add the Ramen noodles and cook for 3 minutes.  Serve the soup in bowl and top with green onions, remaining parsley, slices of steak, and soft boiled egg.

Steak Recipe:
Season steak with a mixture of garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and a tiny bit of ginger powder.  You can really use any blend of seasoning that you like to your tastes.  We used really thin cut (approx 1/2") steaks and just seared in a skillet for a couple minutes on each side and then sliced thinly on a bias.  You could substitute the beef for chicken breast, pork loin, sausage, tofu, etc.

Soft Boiled Egg Recipe:
Bring 1/2" of water to a boil in a small saucepan.  Add as many eggs as you desire, cover, and cook for 6 1/2 minutes exactly.  Run cold water over the eggs until you can handle them, then peel, and cut to serve.  

Inspired by Tasty Kitchen and America's Test Kitchen


28 comments:

  1. This ramen looks so good! It's cold and rainy here in DC, so I could use a big bowl of this for lunch! YUM!

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    1. Thanks! This would be the perfect cold rainy day lunch!

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  2. This grabbed my eye. Stormy day here - complete with tornado warnings. I will be making this, for sure!

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    1. Thanks Ella. I hope the tornados don't happen! Enjoy the soup

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  3. This soup looks soooooo good! But too bad Ramen noodles are 100% unhealthy otherwise I would make this.

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    1. The Ramen noodles themselves aren't as unhealthy as the little flavoring packets make them. This recipe discards those packets, so it is a little bit better. You could use any other kind of noodle (rice noodles, gluten free noodles, etc) that you like :)

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  4. OMG!!! The first ramen recipe I've tried and the only one I'll make! It's absolutely delicious, and plenty for leftovers too!

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  5. I made this a few days ago, and I can tell you it is the BEST soup I have ever made! We loved it so much that I made it 2 days in a row! Thank you thank you!

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  6. How many people is this recipe for? Thank you

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  7. Ive looked at loads of Ramen recipe but this one caught my eye. Made it 3 times in a week! Ive added coriander and 5 spice to the stock and 5 spice to the meat. Used rib eye tonight and it was amazing!

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    1. Sounds delicious! I will have to give the 5 spice a try next time.

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  8. How well does this ramen re-heat? I'm thinking of making this for my lunches this week, and I would love to be able to just throw it in a mason jar and nuke it at work!

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    1. It reheats ok but the noodles do soak up a lot of the broth as they sit. You could try making the soup without the noodles and then heat it up really hot, pour it over the dry noodles and let it sit for about 5 mins before eating. I haven't tried that method but it might work well.

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    2. It reheats ok but the noodles do soak up a lot of the broth as they sit. You could try making the soup without the noodles and then heat it up really hot, pour it over the dry noodles and let it sit for about 5 mins before eating. I haven't tried that method but it might work well.

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    3. I'll try it and let you know! Thanks for the idea!

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    4. It reheats ok but the noodles do soak up a lot of the broth as they sit. You could try making the soup without the noodles and then heat it up really hot, pour it over the dry noodles and let it sit for about 5 mins before eating. I haven't tried that method but it might work well.

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  9. Instead of the prepackaged ramen,I use udon noodles. They come bundled in 3 inside the package and 1 bundle is more than enough for 2 servings. Much healthier than the fried ramen noodles. I also added 1/2 package of fresh spinach.

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  10. Thanks for the ideas sounds great!

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    1. I cooked the steak in a pan on the stove top, just by searing a few minutes on each side over medium high heat. You can really prepare it however you like.

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  12. How many servings does this provide? Looking to have enough for 4-5 people

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  13. I'm excited to make this tomorrow! :D

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  14. Very nice and easy to prepare. Thx

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  15. If I use fresh ramen noodles instead of the packaged kind how much should I use?

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  16. That looks really good! I always like to make my own soup and only start about 2 years ago, I just actually got my first recipe book from http://www.wowfreestuff.co.uk/free-soup-recipe-book/ on my kindle, and they just have some fab recipes, I will try and make the beek ramen soup, will let you know how I got on.

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