In need of a quick dinner? I’ve got you covered with this 5 ingredient beef and pepper ramen that only takes 20 minutes to make!
After your truly amazing response to 5 ingredient ramen with an egg, I’m back with another ramen recipe. This one has beef and peppers which are cooked to perfection in a Thai sweet chili sauce and then sits atop a bed of ramen noodles.
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I think I know why the ramen with an egg recipe went over so well with you guys, heck, I make it about once (ok, you got me, probably more like twice) a week: it’s super easy, quick, and suuuuuper delicious. Over 10 of you made it and sent me amazing photos and reader recreations (I’m always updating the reader recreations, so keep ’em coming!)
Even though some people might think that ramen is just a budget college food I would argue that it’s becoming super ‘hip’ and ‘trendy’! Mix it with a few other ingredients and dinner is served (while still being a super budget friendly meal!)
When I’m running short on time during the week (which is pretty much always) I love making this dish. You slice a bell pepper and start cooking it, then you’ll add in Thai sweet chili sauce (which is such a great sauce and can be found in your local grocery store or you can buy a big jar of it on amazon which is exactly what I’m going to do – because this stuff is so friggin good) and then add the beef and peppers over ramen noodles (I cook them like noodles and drain the water so that it’s not a soupy dish.) If you’re ever in need of a super quick and delicious dinner idea, this beef ramen with peppers would make an excellent choice!
Other recipes you might enjoy:
- Korean Beef BBQ Tacos with Quick Pickled Cucumbers
- Spicy Roast Beef Sliders
- Easy Grilled Steak and Chimichurri
5 Ingredient Beef and Pepper Ramen
- 1 red bell pepper sliced into strips
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 lb sandwich steak sliced into strips
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
- 2 packets beef flavored ramen noodles
- Bring a small pot of water to boil (for the ramen.)
- Meanwhile, in a frying pan over high heat add in the sliced bell pepper and vegetable oil and cook for 5 minutes or until slightly browning on the edges, stirring occasionally. Add in steak strips and season with salt. Cook for 4 minutes, or until the steak is cooked to your doneness level of liking. Turn heat off and stir in sweet chili sauce.
- When water is at a boil, open ramen packets remove seasoning packets and set aside. Cook noodles for 3-4 minutes, or until tender, then drain the water from them and return them to the pot. Sprinkle seasoning packet over the noodles and stir. Top with beef and peppers and enjoy.
Christina Dwyer says
This is a tasty one. And how I first discovered your blog. I believe your site was written up in our local paper
I’m so happy to hear that you like this dish, thank you for commenting!
Little Cooking Tips says
We fell in love with ramen after reading about it here, it’s such a great way to make a yummy soup in no time at all. We haven’t used beef before in ramen, doesn’t it get a bit tough? Do you have any tips for that?:) We’re asking because we tried it in stir-fry and it’s almost always darn tough:)
Thank you for the yummy recipe dear! Pinned!
I’m so glad you fell in love with ramen after reading about it here, it is one of my favorite quick meals. In terms of the beef being tough, I haven’t had that problem before. I usually like to buy sandwich beef which is sliced really thin or slice the beef really thinly, hope that helps 🙂
Little Cooking Tips says
It sure does, thank you so much Phi! We’ll try that!
another lady says
Made this with chicken instead of beef and rice instead of ramen and it was a great flavor combo! (I also left out the ramen flavor packet and just added salt and pepper and garlic to taste). Love the sweet Thai chili sauce! Serve with extra sweet Thai chili sauce and spicy siracha sauce on the side! We ate it too fast to take a picture and post it!
Thank you so much for coming back and letting me know the feedback of how you liked the dish and the variations you made, I’m so happy you loved it as much as I do!!
Ramen is totally hip and trendy right now! I actually really hate the ramen at ramen bars tho.. there’s something about miso that I just can’t get behind, and I feel like miso is in a lot of the different broths they use. Your ramen recipe sounds awesome though and I’m sure I’d love all the flavors. Noodle-y perfection right there!
You’re spot on – I actually am not in love with ramen restaurants either – it’s always so much broth and not the best flavor combinations, so I find making it at home is sooooo much better!
YUM! This looks so good… and I love that it only has 5 ingredients. I know that when recipes have like 100 I’m not gonna end up making them!! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Thank you so much girl! And you’re absolutely right – recipes with hundreds of ingredients are just way out of my wheelhouse because they take so much time to make!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
When you have ramen, you always have a quick and easy meal. I know it is a student classic, but there is so much that you can do with it – like this proves.
Ramen is legit one of my favorites to cook with – it’s just so easy and delicious (not to mention budget friendly, right?) Thank you so much for commenting!