Beer Braised Beef Ramen

  • By KJ

A classic beef ramen recipe gets upgraded by braising the beef in a robust, dark beer.

Simmer the tender beef with sautéed aromatics, mushrooms, hearty beef broth, and salty soy—then swirl it up with your favorite ramen noodles and colorful toppings. This beef ramen recipe is a true umami bomb for your taste buds.

This Japanese-inspired dish is easy to make and can even be prepared in a slow cooker! Try this ramen recipe to satisfy a craving on a cozy night in (or to impress guests at a dinner party!).

Beer braised beef ramen in a bowl topped with soft boiled eggs and diced green onion.

Beer Braised Beef Ramen

Beer Braised Beef Ramen is a classic beef ramen recipe that gets upgraded by braising the beef in a robust, dark beer. 

Simmer the tender beef with sautéed aromatics, mushrooms, hearty beef broth, and salty soy—then swirl it up with your favorite ramen noodles and colorful toppings. This beef ramen recipe is a true umami bomb for your taste buds. 

This Japanese-inspired dish is easy to make and can even be prepared in a slow cooker! Try this ramen recipe to satisfy a craving on a cozy night in (or to impress guests at a dinner party!). 

Beer braised beef ramen in a bowl topped with soft boiled eggs and diced green onion.

Why KJ Loves

Beer Braised Beef Ramen

Beer Braised Beef Ramen

Oooo you guys this ramen recipe is one you need! I love how decadently delicious it is without a lot of work. Cozy up with a bowl of this yummy ramen!

Beer Braised Beef Ramen Ingredients

Beef stew meat

Beef stew meat is the perfect protein for this recipe. It stands up to the braising process but gets all sorts of fall-apart tender. 

Aromatics

Onion and garlic. Good ol’ staples. 

Beer

Use a dark beer for this recipe, like Guinness Draught Beer. If you’re a craft beer enthusiast, this is a great excuse to hit up your favorite local brewery!

Beef stock

The base of the soup. I recommend using beef stock over beef broth, as it tends to lend a more hearty, full-bodied flavor. 

Mushrooms

A little extra umami flavor!

Soy sauce

Salty and flavorful!

Ramen noodles

Grab your favorite ramen noodles and toss the flavor packs. I like to use these ramen noodles for a healthier twist! 

Toppings

Choose your favorite colorful toppings. I like green onion, seaweed chips, soft-boiled eggs, and shredded carrots.

All of the ingredients needed for beer braised beef ramen.
Seared beef stew meat in a pot.

How to Make Beef Ramen

1

Sear the beef.

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or pot. Working in batches, sear the stew meat on all sides. Transfer the beef to a plate and set aside. 

2

Sauté and deglaze.

Add the onion, garlic, and mushrooms and lightly sauté until fragrant. Deglaze the pot with the dark beer, gently scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

3

Simmer up the goodness. 

Add the beef back in. Then pour in the beef stock and soy sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and allow the ramen base to simmer for 2 hours or until the meat is tender and cooked through. 

4

Cook the noodles.

Cook the ramen noodles according to the package directions. 

5

Serve it up!

Layer the noodles in your bowl, followed by pieces of beef and mushrooms. Then top with the broth. 

Sprinkle on your favorite toppings and dig in. Slurping is encouraged! 

A ladle full of beer braised beef ramen.

Ramen Leftovers Pro Tip:

Make sure to store your brothy base, toppings, and noodles separately. This keeps the noodles and toppings from getting soggy, so you can enjoy fresh, hot leftovers later in the week. 

A close-up photo of beer braised beef ramen topped with soft boiled eggs and diced green onion.

Beer Braised Beef Ramen FAQ

Can this recipe be made in the slow cooker?

Yes! I would still recommend searing the beef and deglazing the pan with the beer before transferring it to the slow cooker. Then cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6.

What’s the difference between beef stock and beef broth?

Beef broth is usually made by simmering a combination of beef meat and bones, veggies, and spices. Beef stock is made similarly. However, it’s created with beef bones that don’t have extra meat on them. It’s also simmered for much longer. This results in a more flavorful, fuller-bodied liquid with higher amounts of collagen. 

How do I store beef ramen?

Try to keep the beef and broth separate from the cooked ramen noodles. Otherwise, the ramen noodles will soak up all that decadent broth, and you’ll have soggy, sauce-less noodles!

Chopsticks swirled around ramen noodles.
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Beer braised beef ramen in a bowl topped with soft boiled eggs and diced green onion.

Beer Braised Beef Ramen


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Beer Braised Beef Ramen is a classic beef ramen recipe that gets upgraded by braising the beef in a robust, dark beer. 

Simmer the tender beef with sautéed aromatics, mushrooms, hearty beef broth, and salty soy—then swirl it up with your favorite ramen noodles and colorful toppings. This beef ramen recipe is a true umami bomb for your taste buds. 

This Japanese-inspired dish is easy to make and can even be prepared in a slow cooker! Try this ramen recipe to satisfy a craving on a cozy night in (or to impress guests at a dinner party!). 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 pound beef stew meat  
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or extra light olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1415 oz dark beer – use a dark beer for this recipe such as this one.
  • 64 oz beef stock 
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce 
  • 46 blocks ramen noodles
  • Topping ideas: green onion, seaweed chips, soft boiled eggs, shredded carrots, edamame 

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Working in batches, sear the stew meat on all sides. Transfer to a plate and set aside. 
  2. Add in the onion, garlic and mushrooms and lightly sauté until fragrant. Deglaze the pot with the beer, gently scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  3. Pour in the beef stock and soy sauce. Add the beef back in. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 2 hours, or until the meat is tender and cooked through. 
  4. Cook the ramen noodles according to package directions. Layer the noodles in your bowl followed by pieces of beef and mushrooms, then top with the broth. Top with desired toppings and dig in!

Notes

  • Grab your favorite ramen noodles and toss the flavor packs. I love to use these ramen noodles for a healthier twist!
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Braising

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 563
  • Sugar: 4.2g
  • Fat: 26.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.2g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Protein: 38.8g
A bowl of beer braised beef ramen topped with soft boiled eggs and diced green onion.

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