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Broccoli Beef Ramen Stir Fry

 Making this take out favourite, of broccoli beef at home could not be simpler and it tastes exactly like you would get at your favourite Asian restaurant.

Sauced Asian Noodles are paired with tender beef, meaty mushrooms and tender crisp broccoli, for a quick and satisfying dinner!

Broccoli Beef Ramen Stir Fry

With grocery prices on the rise, I've been trying to make meals that will give us a bang for our buck. I've only been buying meat if it's on sale, or discounted and I've fallen in love with noodles from the Asian section of the grocery store. These chow mein, lo mein or vermicelli noodles are a great way to fill your tummy. One package can easily feed 4-6 people.

What is Ramen?

Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish, usually served as a soup, with broth, meat, and vegetables. The noodles are wheat based and cook up quite quickly. Mazemen is a version of Ramen that is not served with broth, but with a sauce. Similar to the recipe below.

Broccoli Beef Ramen Stir Fry

What noodles are best for Stir Fry?

There are a variety of Asian Noodles and it can be a bit overwhelming when trying to decide which noodle to buy for the dish you would like to make. I tend to choose Chow Mein or Lo Mein Noodles, which are basically egg noodles usually found in all that yummy take away food.  

Flat, white Ho Fun Noodles are also great for stir fry. They absorb flavours wonderfully and usually turn brown thanks to the soy sauce in the dish.

Should I boil my Noodles before Frying?

Since most Asian noodles found in grocery stores come dried and not fresh. For that reason, it is important to boil them, before using them in your recipe. Once added to a pot of boiling water, they take between 3-5 minutes to cook. 

Broccoli Beef Ramen Stir Fry

Ramen Stir Fry Tips

Do I have to use broccoli? Feel free to substitute peppers, snow peas , mushrooms, bean sprouts, or any other veggie you like. 

Can I use dried ginger? Dried herbs and spices are more potent than fresh, so if you were to substitute dried ginger instead of fresh, I would use 1/4 tsp of dried, for every 1 tsp of fresh.

Do I need a Wok for this recipe? I personally do not have a wok. Anytime I make a stir fry at home, I use my largest heavy bottomed skillet.

Broccoli Beef Ramen Stir Fry

How to Make Broccoli Beef Ramen Stir Fry

  1. Sear the stewing beef on all sides over medium heat. Add in water and simmer until water has completely evaporated. Set aside.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook noodles until al dente.
  3. In a bowl combine the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  4. In a large skillet over high heat, fry the mushrooms and broccoli until broccoli becomes a vibrant green. 
  5. Add drained and cooked noodles to the pan, along with the sauce and toss to evenly coat.
  6. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.
  7. Serve with Sriracha for an extra kick of flavour.
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Equipment needed for this recipe
  • Cutting board
  • sharp knife
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons
  • micro-plane grater
  • small bowl
  • heavy bottomed skillet
  • medium sauce pot
  • colander or wire strainer
  • tongs or chop sticks
Broccoli Beef Ramen Stir Fry

1 lb stewing beef, cut into bite size pieces
2 C water
1 C sliced mushrooms
3 C broccoli florets
1/4 C vegetable oil. divided
1- 454g pkg chow mein noodles
for the sauce
1 C reduced sodium beef broth
1/2 C reduced sodium soy sauce
1/4 C liquid aminos
1/4 C honey
1/4 C brown sugar
3 Tbs black rice vinegar (or rice wine vinegar)
1 Tbs fresh grated ginger
2 Tbs minced garlic
1 Tbs cornstarch
1 Tbs sesame seeds (for garnish)
Sriracha (for serving)

Heat a heavy bottomed skillet over high heat, add one Tbs vegetable oil. Add in the beef and sear on all sides. Reduce heat to medium and add 2 C of water to the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook until all water has been evaporated; about 10-15 minutes (this will help the beef become tender).

While beef is cooking, prepare the sauce by adding all the sauce ingredients to a small bowl, mixing well. Set aside.

Bring a medium sized pot of water to a boil. Add in the chow mein noodles and cook until al dente; about 3-5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Once beef has cooked, remove from the skillet and wipe the skillet fairly clean. Add remaining vegetable oil and set heat to high. Once oil begins to ripple add in the mushrooms, cooking for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add in the broccoli and stir to cook until broccoli becomes a vibrant green. Reduce heat to medium and add in the cooked and drained noodles, and the sauce. Toss to coat everything with sauce and cook until sauce has become thick and glossy. 

Remove from heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving. Serve with a drizzle of Sriracha if desired. 

***Store leftover stir fry in an air proof container, for up to 4 days. To reheat, place desired amount onto a plate microwave (use a cover) for 2-3 minutes. Stir Fry can also be reheated in a skillet with a touch of water and sesame oil. When reheating internal temperature should be 165 degrees F.

Comments

  1. This looks and sounds delicious! I’d be curious to know if there is a gluten-free version of noodle that could be used. I’ll have to investigate that 🧐. I’ll be pinning this to try 😋

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  2. We love Aisan food in our house so we will definitely have to try out this recipe!

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  3. Never so happy as to when I find a recipe that I can easily convert to gluten free. You’re recipes make my life easier!!

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  4. You are speaking my love language here. I could eat noodles with beef and veggies 100% of the time. It' such an easy, no fuss recipe too.

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  5. This looks so good. I would probably take out the sesame seeds thought.

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  6. if you are going to post about food can you at least send me some?

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  7. Yum! I love a quick stir fry recipe and this hit the spot. The whole family was happy with it.

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  8. This is a delicious, yummy recipe that's perfect for busy weeknights. I love that it's easy on the budget too. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. love an easy to make stir fry noodle with beef! delish and perfect for weeknight!

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  10. Love this ramen!! Super flavorful and really easy to make. Thanks for such a great recipe!

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  11. I’m with you- also trying to save $ on groceries! Can’t wait to make this!

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  12. This looks wonderfully delicious and so easy to make for any day of the week!

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