20 Minute Beef and Broccoli Ramen 

Ingredients (Serves 4):

  • 1 rib eye steak
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 5 packages ramen noodles, use just the noodles, not the flavor packet
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt

Set a pot of water to boil with about 5 cups of water. While water comes to a boil, slice the steak very thinly into 1/8 of an inch pieces. Place the steak slices in a bowl an marinate with 1/4 cup soy sauce, minced garlic, and cornstarch. Mix to coat and let sit for a few minutes. Meanwhile, steam broccoli for about 2 minutes in the microwave (or you can blanch in boiling water, until bright green).

Add one teaspoon oil to a shallow pan (I used cast iron) and bring to medium high heat. Add pieces of sliced steak one at a time and cook for about 2 minutes on each side. You want them to get nice and browned so do this in two batches as to not crowd the pan. Remove to plate. Add broth, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce and salt to the now empty pan and whisk. Let sauce come to a slight boil on medium high heat for about 5 minutes so it can reduce.

Add ramen noodles to boiling water and cook for 2 minutes until tender. Strain the noodles and add them to the sauce along with the broccoli and steak. Stir, taste and add more salt and pepper if needed. Enjoy right away.

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