This Pan-Roasted Spicy Sirloin Ramen is the perfect blend of roasted sirloin beef, rich, umami-packed ramen noodles, and just a touch of delicious spice.
While this recipe will take a little more prep time than most ramen hacks, it's more than worth it. Impress your friends, family, or loved ones by inviting them over to your very own ramen shop for the night and serving them this insanely delicious recipe. The problem won't be getting them to come back for a second meal; it might be getting them to leave your kitchen in the first place!
Spicy Pan-Seared Sirloin Steak Ramen Noodle Recipe!
Hacking ramen noodles is one of the world's great joys. Ramen is such a perfect palate for so many different flavors and toppings that it's hard to decide on a favorite flavor.
While some ramen hacks make an excellent lunch or easy mid-day snack, this Spicy Steak Ramen Noodles Recipe is a full-on meal, and you should probably eat it with caution as you may need a nap when it's all over.
How to prepare Spicy Steak Ramen Noodles
First, you'll need an excellent ramen flavor to use as a base, the Spicy Savory Beef Ramen Noodles by Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen makes a fantastic choice, but you can also use whatever you're in the mood for, be aware that results may vary.
Clean and marinate the Sirloin.
To begin preparing this Pan-Seared Sirloin Ramen recipe, you need to start by cubing a sirloin steak into thumb-sized pieces. Remove the outer layer of fat and any connective tissue you might notice, and place the sirloin cubes in a clean mixing bowl.
Add 1 tsp of soy sauce, 1 tsp of sriracha, and 1 tsp of sesame oil to the sirloin and allow it to marinate for at least thirty minutes.
Prepare your baby Bok Choy.
This recipe calls for bok-choy, which may not be something you keep on hand, but you probably should.
Bok-choy is one of the tastiest vegetables around, and it's crazy easy to prepare. You can either use baby bok choy or larger bok choy for this recipe, simply cut the larger bok choy down into individual leaves instead of leaving the bunches whole or halved.
To prepare the bok choy, submerge it in ice-cold water to give it a rinse and then shake it dry. Cut the baby bok choy in half lengthwise or if you're using larger full-grown bok choy, simply separate the vegetable into individual stalks.
Pan Sear the Sirloin Steak.
Once the steak is thoroughly marinated and the bok choy is ready to go, it's time to get down to cooking.
Begin by heating a skillet over medium/high heat on your stovetop. Add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil to the skillet and allow it to heat thoroughly.
Once hot, drain the marinade away from the sirloin cubes and add them to the skillet.
Sear the sirloin on all sides and allow it to cook until the steak's internal temperature is just over 120°f. This will keep the steak at a nice medium-rare/medium. If you like your steak cooked more, simply continue to sear the steak until it is cooked enough for your tastes.
Once the steak is cooked, remove it from the pan and turn the heat down to medium/low.
Pan roast the bok choy.
While you can poach the bok choy in the ramen broth, it's far more flavorful to quickly pan roast it in the same pan you used to cook the sirloin steak.
The flavor from the steak will add seasoning to the bok choy and create an incredible depth of flavor in the finished ramen that's really hard to beat.
To cook the bok choy, add another teaspoon of vegetable oil to the pan you used to cook the steak cubes. Allow the oil to heat thoroughly before adding the bok choy.
Cook the bok choy quickly by stirring and moving it around the pan, allowing it to cook on all sides. This process should only take a minute or two.
Once cooked, remove the bok choy from the pan and cool slightly while preparing the ramen.
Cook the ramen noodles.
You can prepare the ramen noodles according to the instructions on the package. Make sure to use the seasoning packet to full effect.
You can add any flavorings to the ramen that you might prefer, but for this recipe, it's best to let the pure savory beef flavor of the ramen and the beautifully roasted sirloin steak/Bok Choy be the stars of the show!
Build your bowl.
Once the noodles are cooked, and your broth is hot and delicious, it's time to build the bowl.
Start by placing the noodles in the bottom of the bowl and pouring the broth over the noodles.
Arrange the roasted sirloin pieces along one side of the bowl and place the pan-roasted bok choy along the other edge.
Finally, top the ramen with a sprinkling of sesame seeds, and you're ready to go!
Final thoughts on Spicy Steak Ramen Noodles.
This recipe doesn't include many extra ingredients outside of the roasted sirloin steak and the bok choy.
While this flavor profile is pretty perfect, it can always use an upgrade. You can add a ton of different toppings to truly customize your ramen experience, from mushrooms to roasted onion or even crispy broccoli; all of these flavors will work well. You can add Worcestershire sauce if you're looking to pump up the steak house feel, or even a spoonful of your favorite miso if you want to dial in that delicious umami level.
Whichever way you go, this is a recipe that's sure to impress!
Pan-Roasted Sirloin Ramen
This pan-roasted spicy sirloin ramen is the perfect blend of roasted sirloin beef, rich, umami-packed ramen noodles, and just a touch of delicious spice.
10 oz sirloin steak, cut into cubes
1 cup of baby bok choy or bok choy leaves
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sriracha
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp sesame seeds
Combine the sirloin cubes, sesame oil, soy sauce, and sriracha in a bowl.
Allow the sirloin to marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours before cooking.
Heat 2 tbsp of oil over medium/high heat on your stovetop in a large skillet.
Drain the marinade away from the sirloin and place the cubes into the heated skillet.
Sear the cubes on all sides and remove them from the pan when they reach an internal temperature of 120°f.
Reduce the heat in the skillet to medium/low and add the cleaned bok choy greens.
Stir fry the bok choy leaves for 1 minute before removing them from the pan and reserving.
Prepare the ramen noodles according to the directions on the package.
To plate your noodles, place the noodles into the bottom of a bowl and pour the broth over the top.
Add the roasted sirloin cubes to one side of the bowl, and the bok choy leaves to the other.
Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the top of the finished bowl before enjoying them immediately!