Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
We love Asian food and this is a speedy variation of a quick and easy Lo Mein. Sometimes I use frozen mixed vegetables for convenience. I use ground beef or thinly sliced chicken breats, which ever I have on hand.
- 1 lb ground sirloin or 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
- 2 packages oriental flavor instant ramen noodles
- 3 cups fresh vegetables, thinly sliced (a combination of onion, carrots, celery, red and or green peppers, snow pea pods, broccoli, whatever) or 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 -3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
- 2 cups water
- In a large nonstick skillet, brown ground sirloin or quickly stir fry chicken strips until no longer pink.
- Use a drop of vegetable is necessary.
- Remove with a slotted spoon.
- Season the meat with one of the seasoning packets from the noodles; set aside.
- In the same skillet, combine water, vegetables, noodles (broken up), ginger and remaining seasoning packet.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat.
- Cover and simmer 3 minutes until noodles are tender, stirring occasionally.
- Return meat to skillet; stir in green onion.
I had a very similar recipe like this about 15 years ago and I misplaced it. I was so happy to find it here; it's a nice one skillet meal for those nights when you don't have much time or energy to get dinner on the table. Even better, the family likes it. Thanks for posting, Jaaynee.
This recipe divided in half very easily. I had to improvise somewhat. The Ramen noodles I had were chicken flavor but all I had was either beef or turkey. So I went with the ground turkey as the meat for the Lo Mein. It worked out well. I used fresh vegetables which I cut up very, very tiny so that they would cook tender-crisp in only a few minutes.
This was delcious and ridiculously easy, plus I usually have all the indgredients on hand. Something so simple shouldn't taste so good!!