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September Soups: Beef Ramen Noodles

September Soups: Beef Ramen Noodles

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Okay people, I'm back for the last installment of my September Soup posts! Ugh I'm gonna miss this, can't we have a few more weeks? I might just have to continue it with "September (even though it's October) Soups" Can anyone think of something more clever? Let me know! 

I think I may have saved the best for last. Well… I don't know, it's such a hard choice! I had a hard time picking what I wanted to make for a beef soup. I was going back and forth between this Beef Ramen Noodle soup and my Nana's beef soup. No shade Nana, you know I love me some beef soup but I wanted to try something new. The thing I love about this soup, besides the fact that it's so yummy, is that you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen already!

Here's what you'll need:

  • A package of beef (I used beef cutlets but any cut would work)
  • 4 cups of beef broth
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 cups of water
  • A package of frozen veggies (I used peas and carrots)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sriracha
  • 2 beef b0uillon cubes
  • 3 packs of Ramen Noodles without the seasoning
  • Salt/Pepper/Garlic Salt

Optional:

  • Chopped green onion
  • Soft boiled egg

First step is to cook your beef. I decided not to cook the beef in the soup, I felt like the cut of meat I got would have gotten tough if it were cooked in the broth. I still wanted the flavor from the beef so I sprinkled some garlic salt and poured some Soy Sauce on it before I seared it in the soup pot. Once all the beef is cooked and put aside, the bottom of the pot will probably be very dark, don't worry, that's where the flavor comes from. I added the garlic and frozen veggies to the pot with a little beef broth. I lightly scraped the bottom of the pot to get all the flavor off. After that you can add the rest of the broth and water. I squeezed some Sriracha (aka the love of my life) and let that heat up. While I waited, I sliced up the beef into little strips. Once the soup is hot you can add your noodles. They cook up pretty quick so keep an eye on it. Of course, once it's finished you have to give it a taste test. Add anything you think it needs and voila! A yummy way to switch up plain ol' ramen noodles. 

I really recommend adding some chopped green onion, it really gave it so much flavor. A lot of the recipes I saw added a soft boiled egg once the soup is finished. My taste tester (Lissie) and I figured "why not?!" I'm sure you all know how to boil and egg (at least I hope).. but the trick is to let it boil for 6 minutes, it came out perfect. I will definitely be making this soup again, I'd love to try it with different kinds of veggies or maybe some chicken. 

I hope you guys enjoyed trying (and loving) these delicious soups with me! I had a lot of fun and I hope to incorporate more yummy foods into my blog! If you have any suggestions on what I should make next, let me know! Don't forget to check out the 3 other September Soup posts if you haven't already. That's all I have for now.. until next time!

Noted, Nina

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