Thursday, December 06, 2018

Skillet Beef Broccoli Ramen

Steamed broccoli and marinated beef is the perfect way to upgrade instant ramen!

Skillet Beef Broccoli Ramen #beef #maindish #ramen #recipe

We have definitely been on a ramen kick lately. We eat it at least twice a month, which for us IS eating something often. I make a lot of pork ramen, so it's nice to switch it up and go with a classic combo of beef and broccoli. This is definitely a wonderful way to class up packets of ramen and really stretch it into a full family meal. The beef marinates for a few hours and is packed with flavor. I would easily eat it alone, but the ramen with steamed broccoli and more sauce really go together so well. I didn't use fresh ginger for so many years but I honestly prefer it to ground ginger. So I definitely recommend going with fresh ginger for this recipe!

Skillet Beef Broccoli Ramen #beef #maindish #ramen #recipe

What you need:
For the marinade:
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 lb. flank steak, sliced into thin strips
For the ramen:
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • A scant 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame (or vegetable) oil
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce (I used soy sauce)
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. grated ginger
  • 4 cups broccoli florets, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 pkg. ramen noodles
  • Salt and pepper
  • Green onions, chopped
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  1. For the marinade: in a bowl, combine all ingredients except steak. Whisk until combined and then pour into a gallon-size zipper bag. 
  2. Add steak and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (up to 12 hours). Flip halfway through marinating time.
  3. For the ramen: cook ramen noodles in boiling water for 2 minutes. Then drain and rinse with cold water to halt cooking.
  4. Meanwhile, drain off excess marinade from steak and toss in cornstarch.
  5. Heat 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. 
  6. Add half the beef into the skillet in an even, single layer. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes without moving. Then stir for another 30 seconds to finish cooking. Remove to a plate.
  7. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil to skillet and repeat cooking instructions with remaining beef.
  8. In the same skillet you cooked the beef in, add beef broth, brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce, remaining garlic, and ginger. 
  9. Stir and cook over medium heat until it thickens and reduces by a third, about 5 minutes.
  10. Bring to a boil, then top with broccoli, but don't stir. Cover with a lid and reduce heat to low.
  11. Steam broccoli for about 3 minutes.
  12. Uncover lid and stir in cooked pasta and meat.
  13. Top with green onions and red pepper flakes and serve.
Recipe from Chelsea's Messy Apron

Our current all-time favorite ramen recipe is this 15-Minute Garlic Butter Ramen that is ridiculously addictive. I want it all the time and crave it all the time now. I highly recommend Budget Bytes' article on 6 Ways to Upgrade Instant Ramen. It's a great compilation of ways to make ramen something extraordinary.


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