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