Ramen Bun Sliders

Kami Boutotte, Author

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As a future broke college student, I thought this recipe was great for when you can only afford Ramen. A Ramen-inspired food series may be in the making, but for now, here’s an easy way to make a meal out of the classic noodles.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (3 ounces) beef or pork ramen noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced (about 5 slices each)
  • sriracha Asian hot chili sauce
  • kimchi, optional

Other supplies:

  • muffin tin
  • cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease 20 muffin cups. Cook noodles according to package directions, saving seasoning packet for meat mixture.
  3. Drain noodles; divide among prepared muffin cups.
  4. Bake until crisp and light golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, combine beef, green onions and reserved seasoning packet, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
  6. Shape into ten 2-1/2-in.-round patties.
  7. In a large nonstick skillet, cook burgers over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°, 4-6 minutes on each side.
  8. Serve burgers on ramen buns with egg slices, chili sauce and, if desired, kimchi.

One Bear’s Notes:

  • When greasing the pan, make sure to entirely cover the surface. Not doing so could result in the “bun” falling apart. I used Pam cooking spray, and was able to remove the bun.
  • With regards to the meat, the green onions and seasoning packet wasn’t really enough flavor for me. Adding salt, pepper and maybe even Tony Chachere’s Cajun seasoning would go a long way to season the burger. Of course, coming from a Cajun family who considers cayenne pepper its own food group, I am fairly biased towards Tony’s. So, take this advice with a grain of salt.
  • The cook time above turned out a well done burger. So, if you prefer your burger cooked anywhere from rare to medium well, you would need to cook each side for closer to 2-4 minutes.
  • Honestly, the outside of the Ramen bun was a little too crunchy for my taste. It was a little bit of a struggle to eat the burger with only my hands. After you get past the crunch, the inside is loose and falls apart. Just eating the noodles with a burger patty on top would probably be easier and tastier.
  • Overall, this was not my favorite recipe. It needs some serious tweaking, but has the potential to be a great recipe.

Link to the original article: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/ramen-sliders/