This is a recipe I perfected in my early days out of college when money was tight. It makes for a fairly cheap, and super easy meal. Plus there are leftovers for lunch the next day (or two, depending on how many you’re feeding).
What You Need (Serves 2)
- 1 lb ground beef (I prefer 92/8% fat distribution, but go with whatever you like best)
- 2 packs of Top Ramen Beef flavor by Nissan
- Mixed frozen veggies (I tend to grab steamer mixed veggies, but again, go with what you like best)
- Large pan
- Medium pot
How to Make It
- Fill the pot about half full with water and bring to boil over high heat. While you’re waiting for it to boil, open the ramen and break the noodles in half at the fold, then break each half again in the direction of the noodles, just to separate them a bit. Start browning the ground beef over medium-high heat. Sprinkle with 1 packet of ramen seasoning while you’re breaking the beef apart. You want the ground beef in really small pieces.
- Cook the veggies. This is easiest if you get a steamer bag, because you can throw them in the microwave and have them ready when you need them. Make sure you drain the veggies so that you aren’t adding any extra moisture to the meal.
- Once the water is boiling, add the ramen, and move it constantly to separate all the noodles.
- After about 3 minutes, drain the ramen and add it to the pan with the beef. Add the veggies as well. Mix everything together, then sprinkle on the second ramen seasoning packet and mix well. NOTE: once you add the noodles, it’s easiest to mix with tongs.
- Serve on a plate or in a bowl and enjoy.