Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Taco Ramen

This is a fun quick weeknight meal that  kids love! 

My kids aren't small anymore......I have one in college, a senior in 
high school and one in her last year of elementary school.  They all
love this dish and grin every time I set it in front of them.  You can't
help but looks like a sunflower.....tastes like a taco 
and has everyones favorite..... ramen noodles.  What's not to love?

Taco Ramen

  adapted from

1 lb. ground beef
taco seasoning mix (click for my taco seasoning recipe)
4 pkgs. ramen noodles (throw away the seasoning packet)
1/2 cup salsa verde (more to taste)
1 (4.25 oz) can chopped black olives
1 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
toasted corn flavor dorito chips
sour cream (optional)

In a large skillet fry ground beef until no longer pink.  Add taco seasoning 
mix and 1 cup of water; simmer while cooking the noodles.

In a large pot add noodles to boiling water and cook for 3 minutes.  Drain 
and add to the ground beef mixture.

Pour in salsa verde and black olives and stir.  Top with cheddar cheese 
and when melted put on a plate and surround with dorito chips to look like 
a large sunflower.  

 I have to say that I am a ramen freak!  If I could eat a kimchi noodle bowl
everyday without dying from too much sodium I probably would.  As it is I eat
one at least once a week at work.  I do something you will probably think is 
really gross......I like to put a couple of cheddar cheese chunks down in the 
broth.  It melts and gets the noodles all cheesy with the spicy broth.....
I know.....I'm weird....... but is sooooooo  good!

How do you like your ramen?


  1. Hi! Everything looks delicious.

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  2. that looks wonderfully easy & yummy! i just wrote down the recipe & will make it tomorrow. thanks!

  3. That looks yummy-but I did think the cheddar cheese chunks in the bottom of the soup bowl sounded yucky :)

  4. Sounds interesting. We just might try this soon. I LOVE ramen, too. There's a Japanese spicy seafood one I really like.

  5. Taco Ramen?! As a fellow "Ramen freak", I'm excited to try this :)

    If you get a chance this weekend, I'd love for you to link this up to my Not "Baaad" Sundays blog hop!

  6. This dish made me smile! I love it, it sounds delicious, I'll have to add this to my list of things to try!

  7. This looks really good. Thanks for following me on the blog hop. I'm following you back!

  8. Looks good Mika - The first 4 blogs I looked at this morning were Tex-Mex

  9. MMMMmmm That look good! I'm glad I found your blog on Thirtsy Thursdays...I'll be following along to see what you whip up next ;)

  10. I'm your newest follower! You can follow back at:

    I am going to try some of your delicious recipes!

  11. omg! are you trying to ruin my diet. that looks so tasty.

  12. I am so going to have to try this. I am always looking for new ways to spice up Ramen noodles. Great post!

  13. mmm, that looks tasty! But not too diet friendly LOL

  14. This looks like even I could manage it...and it would still taste good!

  15. Stopping by via the Thursday Hops to say hello.
    Have a great day!

  16. That looks Delicious!! Thanks for following me... I am now following you back and looking forward to reading all your recipes. Hope I don't screw them up to bad while attempting.

  17. I am so happy to find another blogger that is from Oklahoma City. I came by to follow you back.

  18. Your newest follower. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe. My kids would love that it looks like a sunflower!


  19. Thank you for stopping by my blog and following. I am now following you and am now very hungry. Looks like my diet will be tested lol.

  20. I am following you back from the blog hop. I actually ate ramen for dinner last night. Never thought of putting it on chips, I must try it.

  21. If someone tried to describe this to me, I'm pretty sure I would not be interested...but it looks amazing! I'm gonna try it!

    Returning the follow!

  22. I absolutely adore ramen (well, we call it saimin in hawaii). I use to be able to eat it every single day. And those Kim Chi Bowls! Yum!

    I am definitely going to try this recipe out!

  23. Out Blog Hopping! I am your Newest GFC Follower! IF you get a chance I would love for you to come follow my blog :-)

  24. Oh that looks yummy! Never thought of noodles on tacos!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm following you back!

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  25. Hi there! Thanks for your comment and visit today. It's always fun to meet other bloggers. I hope you'll come back. I've sure enjoyed myself here. This recipe looks so yummy and easy too. Hmmm...wonder the calorie count? I'm really watching my calories right now.


  26. Wow! All this recipes look yummy!

    Thanks for hopping by and for following. I am now following you too. =0)

  27. That looks really tasty! Come show it off on my HOP! Have a great weekend!

  28. I really enjoy all your post! I love all your recipes, keep them coming! Thanks. Also, I don't know if you accept awards, but if you do, I just awarded you the Versatile Blogger award for your many talents. Visit my blog for more details,

  29. That looks yummy!

    Thanks for following me! I'm following you back!

  30. OMG...that looks so yummy! Thanks for stopping by and following, I'm now following back. Have a great weekend! Stop by and enter my giveaways if you haven't yet, I currently have 3 suitable for everyone in the family: adults, kids and pets!

  31. Looks good...swinging in and following you, maybe you will be my answer to a blank menu each week :) for some reason it's become a challenge to dream up things each week-

  32. Newest Follower! I am lovin these recipes!! Awesome blog!
    Would love if you would follow back!
    Thanks so much!

  33. I'm a new follower, found you the Sunday Blog Hop, please feel free sometime to stop by my blog, and link up to my Swimmin by Sunday Blog Hop to.

  34. Looks delicious! Thanks for following my cat cartoon blog. I just returned the favor.

    ~Avalon Lion,

  35. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a HUGE ramen fan. I think most of sodium is in the flavor I try to use just a sprinkle of it if at all. Great blog! Cool recipe, will have to give it a whirl.

  36. That looks good! I found you while I was blog hopping. Now I follow. Happy Sunday.

  37. OH!!!! This looks delicious!!! Thanks for your sweet comments and for the follow! I'm following you back. :)

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  38. Following you back from the blog hop. Thanks for stopping by!

  39. I was clicking on a few blogs from the blog hop and I came across this delicious recipe! I have so many packages of ramen noodles stocked in my pantry. Every now and then I get a craving. I think I'm going to be craving this recipe quite often! It looks yummy! I think my son would definitely love it. You've got a new follower!

  40. We are going to try this one Miss Mika! Thanks for the kid friendly recipe...miss you my friend!

  41. My wife has made this for nearly twenty years!!! Our kids (and their friends & cousins) practically grew up on this wonderful concoction around our place. She always looked for ways to make ramen more palatable and filling while raising the family. The kids made it for college buddies and now make it in their homes!!!
    We never put the salsa into the mixture, but did put a handful or two of frozen corn, some sautéd chopped onion and used 1/4" cubed cheese along with shredded for ooey gooey bites. Salsa and sour cream and chopped scallions were on the side. This has made me want some for dinner tonight...Thanks!!! :)

  42. Yummm, I love Ramen, LOVE mexican, LOVE taco salad, and this is just like everything I could ever want. LOVE IT.

    Never done this before, but I have mixed all kinds of stuff with ramen, so must try this too.

    I'm new to your blog, and am so happy I found you. I love all the dishes you share, and will be a frequent visitor. I love cooking Indian food, and with me being Romanian, I love cooking that too. I've never cooked Korean before though, so I will try out some of your recipes for sure.

    I would LOVE if you came to link up to my party **Amaze me August** I am trying to reach 100 linkups, and then I will have a special giveaway, something made my me, lol. I'm pretty excited!!!

    Oh and just in case you were curious, how I clean my stove, check this out, he he.
    Cleaning my stove with Shampoo

    Thanks a ton girl, and hope to see you soon!!!!

    Bella :)


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