Beef and Noodles


This is one of my daughter’s favorite meals.  The flavors go together really well and it’s pretty easy to make.  Just make sure you have all your ingredients ready to go since it cooks fast.


Beef and Noodles

2 quarts boiling water
3 (3 ounce) packages instant ramen noodles, any flavor, discard seasoning
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I use garlic oil)
12 ounces flank steaks, sliced thin across grain
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger
12 ounces green beans, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
3 carrots, sliced into matchstick pieces
3 green onions, sliced
1 cup cold water
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 (1 1/8 ounce) package beef bouillon granules
2 teaspoons cornstarch

Pour boiling water over noodles in large bowl. Cover and let stand ~ I just cover the bowl with a plate.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil over med high heat. Add steak and brown on all sides. Add garlic and ginger; cook one minute. Remove meat, garlic and ginger from skillet.

Add remaining 1 tablespoons oil to skillet. Add green beans, carrots and green onions; stir-fry 3 minutes. Whisk together 1 cup cold water, soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper flakes, beef granules (1 packet from the box) and cornstarch in small bowl until smooth. Stir into skillet. Cook, stirring until mix thickens and boils. Lower heat, cover and simmer 1-2 minutes or until veggies are tender crisp.

Drain noodles and add to skillet with reserved meat. Stir well to blend ingredients. Heat noodles through to serve.


Happy Cooking!


3 thoughts on “Beef and Noodles

  1. Nancy, this looks really good! And I love the use of instant ramen noodles with the “flavor packet” discarded! 😆

    It just seems so wasteful – all those flavor packets that have been discarded over the years! 😉

    I am definitely keeping this recipe in my (ever-growing!) stack of recipes to try – it’s so quick and full of great flavors. Thanks!

  2. Nancy, you are a great photographer and I like the way you present your recipes. I hope a cookbook is in your future! K

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