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Ground beef ramen with hoisin: Ramen noodles with savory ground beef, elevated by the sweet complexity of hoisin sauce.

Beef Ramen Recipe with Hoisin Sauce

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  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These Ground Beef Ramen with Hoisin Sauce is made with ramen, ground beef, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, jalapeños, lime juice, and cilantro.


  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 5 packets ramen noodles
  • 1 jalapeño, deseeded, destemmed and chopped
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro


  1. Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce, honey, sriracha in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Cook the noodles according to package instructions.
  3. In a large deep skillet on medium high heat, add vegetable oil and wait for it to shimmer. Add the ground beef and stir until brown, around 10 minutes.
  4. Pour in the soy sauce mixture, jalapeños, lime juice and bring to a simmer until the sauce coats the beef and beings to get crispy, another 4-7 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and toss in the cooked noodles.
  6. Garnish with cilantro.


  • Choose the right cut of ground beef: For ground beef ramen, it's best to use lean ground beef, such as ground sirloin or ground chuck. These cuts of beef are flavorful and have a good meat-to-fat ratio, which will result in a tasty and not overly greasy ramen.
  • Use quality ramen noodles: Look for authentic ramen noodles, which can usually be found in the refrigerated or frozen section of Asian grocery stores. These noodles are typically egg-based and have a chewy texture that adds authenticity to your ground beef ramen.
  • Customize the broth: The broth is a crucial element in ramen, so take the time to prepare a flavorful broth. You can use a combination of beef or chicken broth, soy sauce, miso paste, sake, mirin, and other seasonings to create a rich and savory broth. Adjust the seasonings to your taste preferences.
  • Add variety of vegetables: Ramen is often served with a variety of vegetables, so feel free to add in your favorite veggies. Common options include sliced mushrooms, bean sprouts, sliced scallions, carrots, corn, and spinach. You can also add some heat with sliced jalapenos or chili flakes.
  • Don't overcook the noodles: Cook the ramen noodles according to package instructions and avoid overcooking them. Overcooked noodles can become mushy and lose their desirable chewy texture. Cook them al dente for the best results.
  • Serve hot and garnish: Ramen is best served hot, so be sure to serve your ground beef ramen piping hot. Garnish with additional sliced scallions, sesame seeds, nori strips, soft-boiled eggs, or other toppings to add extra flavor and visual appeal.
  • Make it your own: Feel free to experiment with different variations and toppings to make the ground beef ramen recipe your own. Adjust the seasonings, add or subtract ingredients, and make it to suit your taste preferences.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 403.4
  • Sodium: 1,754.2 mg
  • Fat: 15.9
  • Carbohydrates: 29.8 g
  • Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 31.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.7 mg