I had an extra pound and a half of ground beef in the fridge that I took out for dinner the previous night (Taco Tuesday) and did not use. It was defrosted, so I couldn’t re-freeze it, and was out of cheese and bacon and a myriad of other things I needed to make any number of the keto recipes that I wanted to use it for.
So, as I am apt to do at times such as these, I gathered up what I did have in the house and took stock to see what would combine with what to make a meal. This Spicy Shrimp & Burger Ramen Soup came out of that inventory check.
Not surprisingly, The Man-Thing and Teen #2 were apprehensive about trying out this “concoction” of mine. Scaredy-cats, they never want to try anything new unless it is THEIR idea or THEIR recipe! However, once they saw me inhaling dinner, they decided to give it a shot as well, and actually liked it! (Well why wouldn’t they? Everything I included in this meal was something they each enjoyed eating separately!)
Spicy Shrimp & Burger Ramen Soup
- 4 packages Maruchan Beef Ramen Noodles
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 tbsp Texas Pete Hot Sauce
- 1 package Small Cooked Shrimp Peeled Deveined Tail-off (Walmart)
- 3 tsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp sweet hot mustard
- 1 1/2 lb cooked ground beef
- 12 scallions diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add ground beef to skillet and cook well. Add onion powder, garlic powder, soy sauce, and sweet hot mustard and a 1 tbsp. hot sauce (whichever you prefer). Combine well then drain and set aside.
- In a separate large pot, add water as directed on the Maruchan ramen noodles package for each pack.
- Separate the seasoning packets from the ramen noodles.
- Add all 4 seasoning packets to the water with the shrimp. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- When water begins to boil, add the ramen noodles and cook as directed on the package.
- If you like your noodles to "plump up" more leave them to boil for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add in the ground beef mixture and remaining hot sauce and mix well.
- Top with a diced scallion and serve.
There are so many different ways you can kick this up a notch. Add some peppers, give it an Asian flair, the sky is the limit really!
If you decide to adopt the recipe and change it up please let me know! I would love to see what you do with it and give it a go myself!