Stir-fry is wonderful for a weeknight pinch in that it takes so little time to throw together.
But if you're like me, stir-fry is just that: stir-fry. Nothing special, just meat, sauce, and veggies, served over noodles or rice.
But sometimes, that gets boring. Or you just don't have 20 minutes to cook rice.
Enter my favorite version: Ramen Stir-Fry.
I would like it just for the speediness with which you can get dinner from idea to done, but it's a delicious combination of flavors so it ended up taking the place of regular ol' stir-fry in our house. Try it out and let me know what you think!
1 lb Beef sirloin steak, cut into thin strips, or ground beef
1 lb of your favorite frozen stir-fry veggie mix (I like the one with broccoli, cauliflower, snow peas, green beans, carrots, red peppers, corn, and water chestnuts)
2 cups water
2 packages beef or oriental flavored Ramen Noodle soup mix
1/4 - 1/2 cup stir-fry sauce (I always have used teriyaki - the same sauce I use for marinades)
Cook the strips of beef (or ground beef) in a skillet with a little olive oil until brown. Remove from pan and keep warm. In the same pan, heat water to boiling. Break up noodles from soup mix into boiling water; stir until slightly softened, and stir in veggies.
Heat to boiling. Boil 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in contents of ONE seasoning packet from soup mix (this is what we like, you may like both packets in there), stir-fry sauce, and beef. Cook a few more minutes, stirring frequently, until hot.
Happy weeknight cooking wishes coming your way!