Spicy Beef Ramen

Background and History

Spicy Beef Ramen is a popular dish that originated in Japan but has gained global popularity. Ramen itself has a rich history, tracing back to Chinese noodles brought to Japan in the late 19th century. Over time, ramen evolved into a beloved Japanese comfort food, featuring wheat noodles served in a flavorful broth with various toppings. Spicy Beef Ramen adds a kick to the traditional recipe with the addition of spicy broth and tender beef slices.

Serves: 2-3 people
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 2 packs of ramen noodles
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste or chili oil (optional, for extra heat)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (shiitake or button)
  • 1 cup sliced cooked beef (such as sirloin or flank steak)
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 soft-boiled eggs, halved
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


In a large pot, heat sesame oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onion and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes.

Add minced garlic and grated ginger, and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

Pour in beef broth, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, and chili paste or chili oil (if using). Stir to combine and bring to a simmer.

Meanwhile, cook the ramen noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

Add sliced mushrooms and cooked beef to the simmering broth. Let it cook for about 5 minutes until mushrooms are tender.

Season the broth with salt and pepper to taste.

Divide the cooked noodles among serving bowls. Ladle the hot and spicy beef broth over the noodles.

Top each bowl with sliced green onions and halved soft-boiled eggs.

Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: (Per Serving – based on 3 servings)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 150mg
  • Sodium: 1800mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 30g


  • Customize your Spicy Beef Ramen by adding additional toppings like corn kernels, seaweed, or bamboo shoots.
  • Adjust the level of spiciness according to your preference by varying the amount of sriracha sauce and chili paste/oil.
  • Leftover cooked beef works well in this recipe, but you can also cook beef specifically for this dish by thinly slicing and quickly stir-frying until cooked through.

Allergy Warning

  • Contains wheat (ramen noodles) and soy (soy sauce).
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