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Monday, August 8, 2011

friday food post without the friday : hamburger ramen

hamburger ramen, aka "anwat" ramen
this was a recipe i made up when we were pretty poor.  as in, even poorer than we are now.  or, maybe we weren't, but we were poor with time.  or, maybe it was that i just got married and didn't know much about cooking. 
i always liked boxed foods growing up.  they were kinda a treat, ironically enough.  such a treat, huh?!  i guess they were just something new... i dunno. 
anyway, when i got married and started cooking for a family i realized they're really not that cheap, for what they have in them!  nor are they really any easier... it's just a box with everything in it.  but it doesn't even have that!  you still have to add your own hamburger!!!  so, anyway, after this realization, and with the prompting of my husband (who, by the way, has always had an unexplainable extreme confidence in my cooking) i decided to try to make those boxed meals out of my own brain. 
this anwat ramen, was my first attempt and my hubs and my little adejay DEVOURED it!  they loved it.  and they still do.  them and four others now too!
so, here's the "how to" and funny enough, it's even quicker than any box meal i've made!  it takes like, 7 minutes!   (well, depending on how much beef you're browning.)
  1. ground beef (however much you want to put in to feed your family.)  for us, 7, i usually use about 1.5-2lbs. --in the pictures though i used twice that, probably!
  2. at least 1 package of beef flavored top ramen noodle soup.  (we use 2-3 pkgs.  the kids love the noodles)
that's it. 
  1. brown the ground beef.
  2. boil some water for the noodles and cook the noodles according to the package.
  3. add the beef seasoning packet from the soup to the hamburger.
  4. drain the hamburger.
  5. drain the noodles.
  6. dump the noodles on top of the hamburger. 
  7. serve.
7 steps.  7 minutes.  here's my pix:
the soup variety. 
the beef variety. 
added the seasoning packet here. 
boiling the water for the noodles.
noodles dumped atop. 
a hungry boy awaits! 
the dish!

Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

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