Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Spicy Beef Ramen (Keto/Low Carb)

Spicy Beef Ramen is a filling and very low carb meal. Utilizing Miracle Noodles, which have zero carbs, you can have a nice, spicy bowl of ramen without the traditional noodles adding in carbs. These can be found on Amazon or at your local grocery store typically in the produce section. They do not need to be refrigerated.

Be sure to follow the directions exactly for the preparation of the noodles -- otherwise you might get some unpleasant flavored noodles. They are very quick to prepare, so please don't skip those steps. While  my meat was browning I was able to prepare the noodles in less than 5 minutes, so it is super quick.

If you wanted a thicker sauce, you could try whisking in a pinch of xanthan gum and reducing the sauce a bit. I was tempted to add in a spoonful of hoisin sauce and to add the thickener to the sauce, but I refrained to keep the carb count low.

Hoisin sauce typically has a lot of sugar unless you seek out a low carb bottle or make some at home from a low carb recipe. I didn't have the time for all that so I skipped it.


Spicy Beef Ramen (Keto/Low Carb)
Makes 4 servings
Per serving: 3 carbs, 23g protein

  • 1 pound ground beef, browned and crumbled
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 packages Miracle angel hair noodles
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • garnish: red pepper flakes
  • optional: Sriracha sauce for more heat. This is not factored in to the nutrition count. You would add 1.3 carbs per teaspoon added.
  1. If not done already, prepare the ground beef and set aside. In the same pan, saute the onion, garlic, ginger, vegetable and sesame oil. Saute over medium for several minutes. 
  2. Add the beef broth and soy sauce and simmer for a few minutes. Switch heat to low to keep warm while you prepare noodles.
  3. Empty and drain the packages of Miracle noodles. Rinse with cold water for 20 seconds and drain in a colander. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the noodles and cook for 1 minute. Drain and pat dry with a paper towel. Add the noodles to the warm broth mixture. Add in the ground beef, raising the temperature until everything is warmed through. Garnish with chopped green onions and red pepper flakes.
Recipe by Jam Hands.


  1. I should try this. I have a package of similar noodles in the cupboard that are approved on the plan I am on. I have just not worked up the nerve to try them. But with your recipe, I feel a little more brave :)

  2. I totally forgot about those miracle noodles! Some people couldn't handle the texture, but they were fine for me. Yum!