Prepare to be dazzled by the tantalizing aroma and mouthwatering flavors of a bowl of spicy miso beef ramen noodle soup. Immerse yourself in a world of tender marinated steak pieces swimming in a luxuriously rich and savory broth.
In just 30 minutes (marinating time included), you’ll learn how to elevate simple sirloin steak and ordinary beef broth into an umami-packed delight. But before we delve into the recipe, let me entice you with a few more quick and easy noodle soups that will warm your body and soul. Try my Easy Chicken Miso Ramen, Prawn Pho, and Chilli Chicken Noodle Soup for a diverse range of flavors.
Are you in a hurry? Don’t worry! I’ve got your back. The recipe card is waiting for you at the end of this post. But if you’re in the mood for some additional information and helpful tips, read on!
4 Reasons Why You’ll Love This Recipe:
- Flavor Explosion: Prepare your taste buds for an explosion of flavors, with the miso tare adding depth and complexity to the broth.
- Quick and Easy: In just 30 minutes, you can whip up a restaurant-quality bowl of ramen without any hassle.
- Customizable Toppings: From tender beef and cooked spinach to fried mushrooms and marinated ramen eggs, you can personalize your bowl with a variety of delectable toppings.
- Versatility: This recipe is highly adaptable. I’ll provide you with some substitutions and variations to suit your preferences and dietary needs.
🛒 Ramen Soup Ingredients:
Let’s start by exploring the key ingredients that make this ramen soup exceptional:
- Miso Tare: This base mix infuses the broth with an irresistible umami flavor. It combines grated garlic, scallions (white parts only), ginger, miso paste, soy sauce, sesame oil, doubanjiang (or chili oil), and sugar.
- Beef Stock: The heart of the broth lies in the beef stock, which can be made from store-bought beef stock, beef stock powder, or even homemade beef stock.
- Noodles: Fresh ramen noodles are ideal, but if you don’t have them on hand, dry noodles or the noodles that come with instant ramen will work perfectly.
- Other Flavor Boosters: Tahini brings a creamy richness to the broth, while doubanjiang (or chili oil) adds a sweet umami flavor and a touch of heat.
Ramen Soup Toppings
Now, let’s explore the delightful toppings that will take your ramen to the next level:
- Beef: Choose lean and tender cuts like sirloin to achieve a melt-in-your-mouth texture.
- Cooked Spinach: Whether fresh or frozen, spinach adds a vibrant and nutritious touch.
- Fried Mushrooms: These umami-packed delights bring an extra layer of flavor that complements the rich miso beef broth.
- Eggs: Indulge in a marinated ramen egg or a plain soft-boiled egg simmered to perfection.
- Green Parts of Spring Onions: Elevate your bowl with the freshness and subtle bite of spring onions.
- Sesame Seeds: Sprinkle some sesame seeds for a delicate nutty flavor.
Please note that while I haven’t tested all the substitutions and variations below, they are worth exploring for a unique twist on this recipe:
- Doubanjiang: Substitute with Chinese chili oil, regular chili oil, or hot sauce to adjust the heat levels.
- Beef Stock: Feel free to use chicken stock or vegetable stock instead, which will still impart a fantastic flavor, though slightly less richness.
- Noodles: If you don’t have ramen noodles, egg noodles or gluten-free ramen noodles will work as delicious alternatives.
- Beef: Flank steak is a suitable substitute for sirloin, although rump steak may result in a chewier texture due to its higher connective tissue content. Ribeye is another option, but be sure to remove the fat before cooking.
- Spinach: Swap spinach with other green vegetables such as pak choi, choi sum, cabbage, or broccoli.
Sometimes, you crave simple chow mein noodles to accompany dishes like Singapore Fried Rice, Sesame Chicken, or Crispy Shredded Chilli Beef. On other occasions, you want to savor the chow mein as a complete meal. Here are some ideas for those moments:
- Chicken Chow Mein
- Duck Chow Mein
- Special Chow Mein
- Singapore Chow Mein
- Beef Chow Mein
- Vegan/Vegetarian Chow Mein with Fried Tofu
🧑🍳 Recipe Steps
[Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full ingredients list and instructions!]
- Step 1: Marinate the Steak. In a bowl, combine mirin, soy sauce, sugar, and doubanjiang or chili oil. Add the steak pieces and marinate for 30 minutes or overnight.
- Step 2: Cook the Mushrooms, Spinach, and Steak. Heat a pan over medium to high heat. Fry the mushrooms until browned, then set them aside. Add the spinach to the pan and cook until wilted. Next, add the marinated steak pieces and cook until browned.
- Step 3: Make the Tare. In the same pot, fry the garlic, scallions, and ginger until fragrant. Stir in the miso paste, tahini, sesame oil, soy sauce, doubanjiang or chili oil, and sugar.
- Step 4: Make the Broth. Pour in the beef stock and let it simmer with the lid on for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the package instructions.
- Step 5: Assemble. Divide the noodles among bowls, pour in the broth, and top each bowl with beef, mushrooms, spinach, ramen eggs, sesame seeds, and the green parts of the scallions.
🍽️ Serving Suggestions
Beef ramen is a hearty and satisfying meal on its own, but if you’re looking to complement it with some delectable sides, consider these options:
- Edamame Beans
- Crispy Rice Sushi With Spicy Salmon and Avocado
- Miso Glazed Aubergine (Eggplant)
- Crunchy Sushi Rolls
- Gyoza or Steamed Dumplings
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