Garlic Beef and Veggie Ramen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, separated
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic, separated
  • 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon cornstarch, separated
  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 3-5 tablespoons vegetable oil, separated
  • Assorted veggies: 8 ounces sliced mushrooms, 8 ounces snap peas, 1 cup shredded carrots, 1 red
  • bell pepper
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) ramen noodles
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef stock or broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar*, packed
  • 1/2 — 1 full teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Optional: green onions

Cooking Process

  1. OPTIONAL: marinade the meat. Toss together 1/4 cup soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and 1 tablespoon minced garlic. Very thinly slice the flank steak against the grain into 1/4th inch thick strips and then into 2 inch pieces. Place the steak pieces in the marinade and set out at room temperature for 20-30 minutes. OR cover tightly and place in the fridge for up to 8 hours. If you want this to be a true 30-minute dinner, skip this step!
  2. While the meat is marinating, prep and cook the veggies.
  3. Place 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet or wok and add in the sliced mushrooms, snap peas, shredded carrots, and chopped red bell pepper.
  4. Cook over medium high heat until crisp tender and transfer to a bowl/plate.
  5. Remove the meat and drain off any remaining marinade. Toss the meat to coat with the cornstarch in a large plastic bag.
  6. Alternatively use your fingers to work the cornstarch into the meat. Make sure all of the meat is well coated in cornstarch.
  7. Add another tablespoon of oil. Heat until the oil is shimmering and then adds in 1/2 the beef so it can be in a single layer.
  8. Cook without moving until the beef is well seared, about 1-1/2 minutes.
  9. Continue cooking while stirring until the beef is lightly cooked but still pink in spots, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate.

Garlic Beef and Veggie Ramen

Bon Apetite!

Garlic Beef and Veggie Ramen