Ramen Burger


I used to watch Epic Meal Time religiously, but you can only watch so many before you start to see the same videos over again.  I found this new video from Handle It, which is in some way affiliated with Epic Meal Time.  The video show you how to make a ramen burger and it looked pretty darn good, so I am sharing it.  (Ingredients and directions below the video)

During the video, they recommend that you pause the video and note the ingredients and steps to create the ramen burger.  I did the work for you below.

Ingredients:

  • 3  packages of ramen noodles
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 pack of bacon strips
  • 1/3 cup of BBQ sauce
  • 3 slices of cheese
  • 1/2 cup of minced onion
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of bread crumbs
  • 6 oz of tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke

Tools:

  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 small saucepan or pot
  • 1 large saucepan or pot
  • 3 baking sheets
  • 1 cookie cutter

Steps:

Step 1: Start with a large mixing bowl and combine your ground beef with 1 egg, minced onions, breadcrumbs, bbq sauce and salt and pepper.

Step 2: Mold the ground beef into patties.  Make the burgers slightly larger than the mold you would use for the ramen buns.

Step 3: Put the patties into the refrigerator for about 20 minutes in order for them to get firm.

Step 4: Slice the bacon into small bit

Step 5: Fry the bacon on the pan until it is crispy.

Step 6: Drain the grease completely and pat the bacon dry. Set it aside.

Step 7: Bring a pot of water to a boil.  There should be enough water to cover all the ramen noodles.

Step 8: Add the noodles to thr water and cook until they are firm (about 3 minutes)

Step 9: Scramble two eggs in a mixing bowl.  Season the eggs with salt and pepper.

Step 10: Drain the water from the noodles and pat them dry.  Add the noodles to the scrambled egg mixture.

Step 11: not listed in video

Step 12: Add the bacon bits to the bowl of noodles.  The eggs should help the bacon stick to the noodles.

Step 13: Evenly add the ramen to the baking tray and spread.  Cover the baking tray with plastic wrap and put them in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.

Step 14: While the ramen is in the refrigerator, take out the burgers and heat up a frying pan on medium heat to high heat.

Step 15: Add some cooking oil to the drying pan and fry the burgers.  Fry the burgers for about 5 minutes on each side.  Let the burgers sit off the heat to settle.

Step 16: Take the ramen-baking tray out of the fridge.  Using a cookie cutter, cut out two circular ramen buns.  Be careful not to compromise the shape of the buns.  Use the same frying pan as you used for the burger.  Put a little cooking oil into the pan and fry each side on medium to high heat.  Make sure not to move the buns.  Fry for 3 minutes on each side.  Repeat this process for as many burgers as you want.

Step 17: Combine tomato paste, honey, brown sugar, water, onion, garlic powder and liquid smoke in a small saucepan or pot and stir the mixture together.

Step 18: Bring the pot of ingredients to a boil.  As soon as it starts to boil, bring it to a low heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes.  Take the ketchup off the heat and transfer it to another vessel.  Put it in the refrigerator to let it cool.

I am sure you can figure it out from here.  Just piece the burger together, use the homemade ketchup you made and enjoy.

 




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