• 2 cups water
  • 1⁄2 pound lean ground beef (15% fat)
  • 2 packages oriental flavor instant ramen-style noodles, broken into small pieces
  • 1 seasoning packet from ramen-style noodles (save other packet for another use)
  • 16 ounces frozen Asian-style vegetables, or any other frozen vegetables
  • 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. In a large skillet over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet), brown ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Drain fat.

2. Add 2 cups of water and ONE seasoning packet to cooked beef and mix well.

3. Add frozen vegetables, green onion, ginger, and garlic and bring to a boil over high heat.

4. Add ramen noodles, reduce heat to low, and simmer 3-5 minutes until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


Everyone loves a warm bowl of ramen noodles. With this recipe, you add protein with ground beef and your choice of vegetables to make a tasty main dish. Keep the sodium level down by using only one seasoning packet. To make a complete meal, serve with fruit and a glass of milk.