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Sweet & Spicy Beef Ramen Recipe

Ready in 15 minutes, this Sweet & Sour Beef Ramen Recipe packs a punch in every bite. With creamy peanut butter, fresh ginger, and Thai sweet chili sauce, this dinner is perfect whether you're in a hurry, or just need a meal that nourishes the soul.
Course Dairy Free, Dinner, Main, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Comfort Food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 774kcal


  • 1 lb 85/15 ground beef
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 4 packages ramen noodles seasoning packets discarded
  • scallions for garnish
  • chopped peanuts for garnish
  • sesame seeds for garnish


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. While the water heats, add the ground beef to a large skillet and heat to medium-high. Cook, breaking up the meat as it cooks, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Turn the heat to low.
  • Combine the peanut butter, sweet chili sauce, hoisin, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger, then add to the cooked beef and stir until combined. Add the red bell pepper, turn the heat back up to medium, and cook until the ramen noodles are done.
  • When the water is boiling, add the ramen noodles and cook for 3 minutes, or until done. Scoop out a cup of the pasta water, then drain the noodles and add them to the skillet with the beef. Stir well, and add pasta water as needed to thin out the sauce so it coats all the noodles. Serve with scallions, peanuts, and sesame seeds and enjoy!


  • The flavors can be customized in this recipe to suit your tastes. I go heavy with the sweet chili sauce because I love that heat at the end, but if you want a bolder peanut flavor, add more peanut butter!
  • Because of the natural saltiness in a lot of the ingredients, I recommend going light with the soy sauce. Not just less soy sauce in general, but using either a low sodium variety or coconut aminos. It really helps balance the flavors.
  • adapted from Salt & Lavender


Calories: 774kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 2303mg | Potassium: 664mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 931IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 6mg