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6 Cups
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cooking time:
15 minutes


1⁄2 pound lean ground beef (15% fat or less)
2 cups water
2 packages oriental flavor instant ramen-style noodles, broken into small pieces
16 ounces frozen stir-fry vegetables (any type)
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat (350 degrees F in an electric skillet), brown ground beef. Drain fat from the skillet (see Notes).
  3. Add water and ONE seasoning packet to cooked beef and mix well.
  4. Add vegetables, green onion, ginger and garlic. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  5. Add ramen noodles, reduce heat to low, and simmer 3 to 5 minutes until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Try adding more seasonings such as red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper or jalapeno pepper.
  • Pour fat from cooked meat into a metal container. Let it cool, then dispose of it in the garbage can.