Asian-inspired beef ramen

Preparation time : 15 mins Cooking time : 15 mins Servings : 4
  • 15 ml olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 15 ml ginger, freshly grated
  • 300 g beef mince
  • 80 ml thick soy sauce
  • 80 ml Hoisin sauce
  • 500 ml beef stock
  • pinch dried chilli flakes
  • 2 packs instant noodles
  • 200 g wild mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 375 ml baby spinach
  • handful basil leaves

Heat the oil in a large pan or pot; add the onions, garlic and ginger and sauté, 1 minute. 

Add the beef mince and fry, 5 minutes.

Stir in the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, stock and chilies and simmer, 5 minutes.

Add the instant noodles and mushrooms and simmer, 2-3 minutes until tender.

Stir in the green peppers and spinach. Top each portion with some basil leaves. 


For a vegetarian version, replace the beef mince with vegetarian mince or finely chopped cabbage and the beef stock with vegetable stock instead.