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Beef Ramen Stir Fry is quick and easy to make in a single skillet and tastes better than Chinese takeout because it comes with ramen noodles. It's a satisfying supper that can be served in 30 minutes.
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  1. Best Beef & Broccoli Ramen Stir Fry
  2. Why We Love This Beef Ramen Stir Fry Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Beef Ramen Stir Fry
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Asian Inspired Dinner Recipes
  11. Beef Ramen Stir Fry Recipe

Beef Ramen Stir Fry is an easy one-skillet dinner that cooks 6 simple ingredients together on the stovetop and can be on the table in under 30 minutes. This Asian-inspired recipe takes tender beef and lots of broccoli tossed with Ramen noodles in a sweet teriyaki sauce. It tastes just like my favorite Chinese restaurant take-out, but only better!

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Best Beef & Broccoli Ramen Stir Fry

Homemade Beef Ramen Stir Fry has tender beef, crunchy broccoli, and soft ramen noodles all coated in a savory sauce, this stir fry dish is a complete one-dish dinner packed with protein and veggies.

This quick and easy recipe is the perfect way to elevate a plain packet of ramen noodles. And to simplify the stir fry sauce, I use a store-bought teriyaki marinade, not only because it’s faster, but it’s also filled with so much flavor, lessens my ingredient list, and combines with the cornstarch to turn thick and super saucy.

Why not set up a Chinese food buffet and serve my Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Better Than Takeout Fried Rice, and Benihana Hibachi Chicken beside this Beef Ramen Stir Fry?

Why We Love This Beef Ramen Stir Fry Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in one pan or wok.
  • Uses 6 simple ingredients to create a twist on the classic Chinese takeout.
  • Deliciously satisfying one-dish dinner.
  • Beef is a nutritional powerhouse with 25 grams of protein and over 10 essential nutrients in a 3 oz. package.
  • Overall great recipe – Low cost, flavorful, family-friendly meal.
  • Flexible and amendable recipe to include any protein or veggies you have in the kitchen for the best clean-out-the-fridge or last-minute dinner.
beef ramen stir fry in a bowl

Ingredients

  • Teriyaki sauce 
  • Cornstarch
  • Vegetable oil – substitue sesame oil for an Asian flare
  • Instant ramen noodles (discard flavor packets) directions
  • Patio steak (also known as flat iron steak)
  • Broccoli florets
  • Water
  • Green onion (optional garnish)
  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional garnish)

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Substitutions and Additions

  • Replace The Ramen Noodles: I love the texture and the ease of using the basic instant ramen noodles, but feel free to use fresh ramen, udon noodles, or even soba noodles in this recipe.
  • Swap The Steak: You can use flank steak, sirloin steak, or even a ribeye as a substitute for the patio steak. 
  • Vary The Veggie: Feel free to add your other favorite veggies to this stir fry, like snap peas, snow peas, edamame, bok choy, onions, carrots, bell peppers, or mushrooms.
  • Tasty Toppings: Top your stir fry with a handful of chopped green onions, a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds, or chili sauce, such as sriracha, sambal oelek or gochuchang. You can even add red pepper flakes some extra heat.
  • Pick Your Protein: Chicken, shrimp, turkey, tofu, or cubed pork tenderloin are other protein options to replace the beef.
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring tools
  • Whisk
  • 10-12-inch nonstick skillet
  • Tongs
picking ramen using tong

How to Make Beef Ramen Stir Fry

Beef Ramen Stir Fry is an easy one-skillet supper complete with protein, veggies, and carbs. It’s everything you love about beef and broccoli but better because it’s made with ramen noodles.

  1. Stir the Sauce: Whisk the cornstarch into the teriyaki sauce and set it aside.
  2. Sear The Steak: Sear the sliced steak in hot oil large skillet over medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the cooked beef to a large heat-safe bowl. 
  3. Stir Fry The Broccoli: Heat the remaining oil in the skillet medium-high heat, add the broccoli, and quickly stir to coat. Add 2 tablespoons of water and continue stirring until the broccoli is a bright green. Transfer the broccoli to the bowl containing the cooked steak.
  4. Combine To Coat: Whisk the sauce quickly and and add it to the empty skillet. Return the steak, broccoli, and the cooked, drained ramen to the skillet. Use the tongs to combine all of the ingredients until completely coated. 
  5. Serve: Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onion. Serve while hot. Enjoy!
beef ramen collage process

Tips

  • You can add 1-2 teaspoons of honey if you prefer a sweeter sauce.
  • You don’t need the seasoning packet that comes in the ramen packages. You can either toss them or keep them for another recipe in the future.
  • If you have a wok that you use to make stir fry recipes, you are more than welcome to use it instead of the skillet.
  • The noodles will continue to soak up the sauce, so it’s best to serve the Ramen Noodle Stir Fry immediately when it’s still hot and saucy.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. 
  • To Reheat: Add a sprinkle of water and toss over a warm skillet until heated through or reheat in the microwave until steaming hot. Adding a little water will keep the stir fry moist and saucy.
ramen in a plate

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best beef for stir frying?

The best beef for a stir fry has a good mix of lean meat and fat and remains tender even if cooked quickly. While I use patio steak for this stir fry, you could use other cuts of steak.
Try to avoid getting one that has a high fat content, like porterhouse steak. I also wouldn’t use roast cuts, such as chuck roast or round roast, or something like skirt steak, which can be tough if not cooked correctly.

Can I make my stir fry sauce from scratch?

Yes, you can absolutely make a stir fry sauce from scratch if you prefer. To save time and make this recipe super easy, I use a pre-made marinade.

What if my cooked noodles are stuck together?

If the cooked ramen noodles become a bit stuck together before adding it to the skillet, you can run warm water over the ramen. Make sure to drain the water off before adding it to the skillet. Ramen is a very forgiving and easy noodle to handle.

picking up beef ramen using tong

Other Easy Asian Inspired Dinner Recipes

5 from 4 votes
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Beef Ramen Stir Fry

Serves — 5
Beef Ramen Stir Fry is quick and easy to make in a single skillet and tastes better than Chinese takeout because it comes with ramen noodles. It's a satisfying supper that can be served in 30 minutes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

Sauce

  • 12.25 ounce container teriyaki sauce
  • ½ tbsp cornstarch

Beef and Noodles

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil (divided into 2 and 1 tablespoons)
  • 6 ounce (2 3-ounce) packages of instant ramen noodles (discard flavor packets), cooked and drained according to package directions
  • 1 pound patio steak (sliced 2 inches long and ¼ inch thick)
  • cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp thinly sliced green onion (optional garnish)
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds (optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Add the teriyaki sauce to a small mixing bowl. Whisk in the cornstarch and set it aside.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to a 10-12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Allow the oil to heat, and add the sliced steak. Cook for 2 minutes before using tongs to turn the meat. Cook for another 2 minutes before turning again. Once the steak is seared, transfer to a large heat-safe bowl.
  • Return the skillet to medium-high heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  • Add the broccoli florets to the skillet and quickly stir to coat the broccoli.
  • Continue stirring the broccoli and add 2 tablespoons of water. Continue stirring until the broccoli is a bright green. Transfer the broccoli to the bowl containing the cooked steak. Return the skillet to the heat.
  • Give the teriyaki sauce and cornstarch a quick whisk. Add the sauce to the skillet.
  • Return the steak, broccoli, and the cooked, drained ramen to the skillet. Use the tongs to combine all of the ingredients until completely coated.
  • Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onion. Serve while hot.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. 
  • To Reheat: Add a sprinkle of water and toss over a warm skillet until heated through or reheat in the microwave until steaming hot. Adding a little water will keep the stir fry moist and saucy.
Tips:
  • You can add 1-2 teaspoons of honey if you prefer a sweeter sauce.
  • If the cooked ramen becomes a bit stuck together before adding it to the skillet, you can run warm water over the ramen; just be sure to drain the water off before adding it to the skillet. Ramen is a very forgiving and easy noodle to handle.
  • You can substitute 1 lb flank steak for the patio steak.
  • You don’t need the seasoning packet that comes in the ramen packages. You can either toss them or keep them for another recipe in the future.
  • If you have a wok that you use to make stir fry recipes, you are more than welcome to use it instead of the skillet.
  • If the cooked ramen noodles become a bit stuck together before adding it to the skillet, you can run warm water over the ramen; just be sure to drain the water off before adding it to the skillet. Ramen is a very forgiving and easy noodle to handle.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 3416mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 5mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! My new go to! Added snow peas for extra veg. So much better than take out. I will be making a double batch next time so we have leftovers!