Take ramen to a new level with this easy, family friendly Ramen Vegetable Beef Skillet.
Photos Updated May 2015
I used to blog just about everything that I made. Most of the time, I loved doing it. There is just something exciting to me about sharing my meals, and sharing my thoughts on everything that I make. My husband can only listen to me talk about food for so long, after all. But sometimes – especially in the dead of winter – it gets a bit difficult. To take a decent photo, I have to have dinner done early enough to get some good sunlight. Which means that I try to have things done before 3pm, to get my ideal lighting.
Sometimes, especially lately, I’ve wanted to cook dinner at a normal hour. I’ve wanted to cook dinner, and then just sit down and enjoy it. Not taking the extra time to pull out props, set up equipment, take a photo, then pack things away and re-heat when it’s time for dinner. And I’ve been doing a lot more of that lately! (Which is one reason why I don’t have a back-log of recipes to blog about like I used to have. But it keeps me on my toes!) And if you are on Pinterest, you should check out my I Pinned It and Then I Made It board. It’s a work in progress, but this is where I plan on putting a lot of these recipes that I’m making but not blogging about. That way I can still share the food I’m making without having to actually blog about it!
This meal was actually one that I didn’t even plan on blogging about. But I really liked it, and it was so easy, that I just had to share!! I rarely have ramen noodle packages on hand, but during my move, I found a couple of packages packed away. I didn’t know what to do with them, and then I saw this recipe and knew it would be perfect. And then when I found myself with a half a head of cabbage that needed to be used, I knew it was fate! I used the whole seasoning packet when I made this, and it was a bit too salty, so I would suggest starting with half of the package and then tasting when it’s done, and adding more if it needs it. But I have a feeling that half the package will be plenty.
This is a perfect weeknight meal that comes together very easily, and is actually decently low in calories. And even though it has lots of veggies in it, kids will love it, too!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1½ cups sliced carrots
- ¾ cup diced onion
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups shredded napa cabbage
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 package (3 ounce) beef ramen noodles
- Combine the beef, carrots and onion in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until the meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender. Drain, if needed.
- Add in the water, cabbage, soy sauce and half the package of the seasoning packet. Break the noodles into pieces and add to the pan. Cover and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the noodles are tender, about 10 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add more of the seasoning packet if needed.
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