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Sesame Ginger "Beef" Ramen Noodles

This noodle dish is deliciously sweet, salty, and a little bit spicy. It has rich flavors of sesame, ginger, and garlic. You'll be so obsessed with this dish you'll find yourself going back for seconds and thirds.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 8 servings


  • 4 (3 oz [85 g]) packages instant ramen, flavor packets discarded
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1 (12-16 oz [340 - 453 g) package vegan ground beef
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.5 inch (3.8 cm) ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup (73 g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (17 g) sesame seeds, plus extra for topping
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) toasted sesame oil


  • Cook the ramen according to package (about 3-4 minutes in boiling water). Drain and rinse.
  • In a large sauté pan over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the "beef" and cook, stirring often, until browned
  • Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 30 seconds to one minute.
  • Stir in the soy sauce, brown sugar, chili garlic sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame seeds. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then decrease to a simmer to thicken.
  • Finally, stir in the noodles and sesame oil. Serve topped with more sesame seeds! This can be served warm, room temperature, or cold.