13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3

A classic Asian dish gets an instant-ramen makeover.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ramen Noodle Cake:

Sauce:

Stir-Fry:

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil. Break each ramen noodle block into 4 pieces and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain noodles in a colander and rinse under cold water.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet (with lid) over medium-high heat until shimmering. Spread noodles evenly to cover bottom of skillet. Cook noodles, pressing on them occasionally with a slotted spatula, until underside is golden brown, 3 to 6 minutes. Slide ramen cake onto a large plate, invert a second plate over top, then flip cake over (so cooked side is now on top). Add remaining tablespoon oil to skillet. Slide ramen cake back into skillet and cook over medium-high heat, pressing it occasionally, until underside is golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Slide ramen cake onto a baking sheet and keep warm in oven (do not clean skillet).

  • While ramen cake cooks, whisk together water, oyster sauce, soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, and sesame oil (if using).

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in same skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add broccoli and stir-fry 1 minute. Add water and cook, covered, over medium heat until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer broccoli to a bowl and wipe out skillet.

  • Heat remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Stir-fry garlic and ginger 10 seconds. Add beef and salt and stir-fry until beef is browned, about 2 minutes.

  • Stir sauce, then add to skillet and bring to a boil, stirring. Add broccoli and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat.

  • Slide ramen cake onto a cutting board and cut into quarters. Top each ramen wedge with 1 cup beef-broccoli mixture.

Nutrition Facts

377 calories; 29.3 g total fat; 52 mg cholesterol; 563 mg sodium. 12.8 g carbohydrates; 16.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2017
I followed the recipe exactly. My family loved it! My husband said best beef and broccoli he's ever had. The ramen cake was really fun. I prefer my food a little spicier so next time I will tweak it but other than that will definitely make it again.
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2016
We would give this 4 1/2 stars if we could. I followed the instructions fully. I found it tricky to keep the ramen cake intact so after flipping it and having it fall apart I gave it a good stir pressed it down an cooked it another 5 min. The beef and broccoli was easy and very good. My husband thought the sauce could have been either a little thicker or a little more flavorfull and next time I will add toasted sesame oil which I didn't have. With that said it was still very good and different than our "usual."
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2017
I followed the recipe exactly. My family loved it! My husband said best beef and broccoli he's ever had. The ramen cake was really fun. I prefer my food a little spicier so next time I will tweak it but other than that will definitely make it again.
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2016
Very tasty! And the ramen cake is awesome: chewy crispy and a little nutty where it's browned. My only change: I added some cauliflower along with the broccoli and a pinch of crushed red pepper to the sauce.
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2016
I followed the recipe pretty closely I left out the ginger because I hate ginger and didn't fry the noodles because I was short on time and it was very flavorful and filling! I sprinkled toasted sesame seeds on top for garnish and it looked very good. Not frying the noodles makes this a simple healthy weeknight meal I will definitely make it again!
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2017
This is a very tasty dish easy but uses up more dishes than usual. We loved the crispy noodle cake and will be making this again.
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2016
We would give this 4 1/2 stars if we could. I followed the instructions fully. I found it tricky to keep the ramen cake intact so after flipping it and having it fall apart I gave it a good stir pressed it down an cooked it another 5 min. The beef and broccoli was easy and very good. My husband thought the sauce could have been either a little thicker or a little more flavorfull and next time I will add toasted sesame oil which I didn't have. With that said it was still very good and different than our "usual."
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2016
Followed the recipe with no changes. WOW! No need to change anything! Thank you for an amazing recipe!
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Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2018
This was easy and delicious. Freewill be making it again. I added a bit more go get and other vegetables.
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2017
Relatively simple to make. The dish was very tasty.
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2019
I don't review at all, but this recipe is so good, and had so few reviews, I wanted to add another 5 star! My family devoured it. I couldn't find oyster sauce at my grocery, so I subbed in same amount of Soy Sauce (I use low sodium) and an extra tsp of sugar, so altogether that is 4 TBSP of Soy Sauce and 2 Tsp of sugar. It turned out amazing. I also added more vegetables (cabbage, carrots, etc.) to the broccoli and cut back on the oil (didn't need to add more oil at every step). This one is a keeper!