Okay it’s been awhile since a I posted a recipe and after trying this one I thought I should share it. I found this on First Place 4 Health. It’s super easy and pretty quick.
Here’s the recipe (straight from First place 4 health) :
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 2 packages Oriental-flavor instant ramen noodles (3 oz. packages)
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups frozen Oriental vegetable mixture
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 Tablespoons green onion, thinly sliced
In large nonstick skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up into 3/4-inch crumbles. Remove with slotted spoon; pour off drippings. Season beef with one seasoning packet from noodles; set aside.
In same skillet, combine water, vegetables, noodles (broken into several pieces), ginger and remaining seasoning packet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover, simmer 3 minutes or until noodles are tender, stirring occasionally. Return beef to skillet; heat through. Stir in green onion before serving.
Here’s how it looked:
Now I didn’t have any green onion to add but it still tasted great. Now for a quick cost check.
- 1lb ground hamburger- 1.88
- 2 packages of ramen-.42
- 1-160z package of oriental vegetables- 1.59
- ground ginger- .10
Cost for a serving of 4 comes to 3.99 so even if you need to double it (which I would if I was feeding more than just the kids) it still comes in at about $8 which isn’t too shabby for a family of 8. As I said thought this was quick and easy and I would definately make it again.