Instant ramen becomes a nearly-instant burger bun in this fun, and tasty, spin on a traditional hamburger seasoned with soy sauce and sesame oil.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 burgers
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a pot of water to a boil; add ramen noodles. Boil, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender, about 3 minutes. Drain. Allow noodles to cool slightly.

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  • Beat 2 eggs in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Stir noodles into eggs until evenly coated. Divide noodles into 6 burger-size ramekins or bowls. Place a sheet of plastic wrap directly over noodles and stack another bowl on top to flatten noodles. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.

  • Mix beef, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a bowl. Divide beef mixture into three equal portions and shape into patties.

  • Heat about 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Invert each ramen bowl, gently tapping the bottom of the bowl until ramen loosens, careful to maintain bun shape.

  • Fry each ramen bun, without moving noodles, in hot oil until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip each bun and continue frying until crisp, 3 to 5 minutes more. Ramen bun should be crispy on one side and slightly softer on the other. Transfer buns to large plate with the crispy side up.

  • Heat about 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in the same skillet used to fry ramen over medium heat. Cook beef patties until burgers are lightly pink in the center, 3 to 5 minute per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Arrange a slice of American cheese over each burger and continue to cook until melted, about 1 minute more.

  • Mix ketchup and chile-garlic sauce in a small bowl; spread mixture over the crispy side of each ramen bun. Divide arugula over 3 ramen buns. Place burgers over arugula.

  • Heat about 1 teaspoon oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat; fry remaining eggs one at a time, adding more oil as needed, until yolk is almost firm, about 1 minutes per side. Place egg over patty and top with remaining bun.

Cook's Note:

Place a can of soup into the stacked ramen bowls to weigh the bowls down.

Instead of salt and pepper, you can add just one of the ramen seasoning packets to the cooked noodles for even more flavor.

Nutrition Facts

742 calories; protein 45.9g 92% DV; carbohydrates 13.4g 4% DV; fat 55.7g 86% DV; cholesterol 417.2mg 139% DV; sodium 1815.6mg 73% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2013
We loved these ramen burgers! We included one of the seasoning packets in with the noodles and they had TONS of flavor. We also mixed the chopped green onions into patty. So delicious - and not really a burger as much as a mix of all those incredible Japanese flavors: soy sesame onion and noodles. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/24/2013
This actually saddens me to have to do this but we did not like these at all. I was so hoping that these would hit the spot for us b/c I loved the concept of these. I had no issue making the ramen 'buns' and actually had fun doing it. I made these into sliders. I do wish they had more flavor though. I felt like when I bit into it all I could taste was plain noodles. Again I am so sorry but these just didn't do it for us...Thanks for sharing. Read More
(14)
40 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2013
We loved these ramen burgers! We included one of the seasoning packets in with the noodles and they had TONS of flavor. We also mixed the chopped green onions into patty. So delicious - and not really a burger as much as a mix of all those incredible Japanese flavors: soy sesame onion and noodles. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2013
Sounds AWESOME! I think I will have to put a VeggieBurger in the middle though. Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2013
Surprisingly tasty! Especially with green onions in the burger patty. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/23/2013
This actually saddens me to have to do this but we did not like these at all. I was so hoping that these would hit the spot for us b/c I loved the concept of these. I had no issue making the ramen 'buns' and actually had fun doing it. I made these into sliders. I do wish they had more flavor though. I felt like when I bit into it all I could taste was plain noodles. Again I am so sorry but these just didn't do it for us...Thanks for sharing. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2013
We love Ramen Burgers! We make the Ramen "bun" exactly as this recipe calls for but instead of the other ingredients in this list we just make a regular hamburger patty with salt and pepper. Then after frying both the hamburger patty and the Ramen bun (separately of course) we fry an egg and put a slice of cheddar on it and mix a little ketchup and Sriracha sauce assemble the works and Voila! A whole new type of Ramen Burger... and delicious!!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2014
Absolutely easy and fantastic. We live on Maui and these are all the rage on Oahu selling for 10 a burger! Followed the recipe exactly but as advised by other members did add the seasoning packet. We presented it with a teriyaki burger with thousand island dressing made with homemade ketchup and a spring mix. We picked a container that was about the same size and shape as the patty we were going to make. Line first with plastic wrap place a small amount of noodles then more plastic wrap. Weighted it down and placed in the refrigerator for about an hour. They cooked up perfectly. Not even the 3 minutes called for. We fried ours in EVOO with some garlic. Mahalo for such a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/22/2013
Tried this last year. Did my best to make it work. Not happening. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2013
This is a great recipe and I did just a few small variations on it. Instead of Beef I used ground pork to make the patties I added a little salt and onion to the patties. I did not use soy or sesame oil. I generally only use a tiny bit of sesame oil when stir frying but I find that it can make a recipe go wrong if you are heavy handed. So After making the noodles and putting them in the cups I put them in the fridge for a few minutes before frying this worked great to help the shape set. As for the sauce I used hoison with a bit of chili. The pork patties egg cheese and hoison blended nicely and the ramen buns brought all the flavors together. This will be a new favorite late night snack at our house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2014
the hardest part was the raman "buns" the video helped to see how it was done otherwise sinfully delicous Read More
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