Maruchan Beef Flavor Ramen is a particular flavor of Maruchan Ramen noodle soup. For additional information on Maruchan Beef Flavor Ramen, see the Maruchan Ramen node. Maruchan Beef Flavor Ramen is available in a distinctive bright red colored package.
Besides the noodle ingredients, Maruchan Beef Flavor Ramen contains salt, sugar, monosodium glutamate, wheat, soybean, maltodextrin, lactose, dehydrated beef extract, cooked beef powder, autolyzed yeast extract, caramel color, natural flavors, spices, hydrolyzed corn wheat and soy protein, dehydrated onion, dehydrated garlic, beef fat, disodium inosinate, and disodium guanylate.
As Maruchan Ramen flavors go, on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best flavor, Beef Flavor would rate a 3/10, as it pales compared to the similar but superior Maruchan Roast Beef Flavor Ramen.
Maruchan Beef Flavor Ramen has the following nutritional content (this content is adjusted from what is listed on the package; the following is relevant for a whole package; percentages are based on the USDA's Recommended Daily Allowances guidelines):
Total Fat 16 g 24%
Saturated Fat 7 g 36%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1540 mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 52 g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2 g 8%
Sugar app. 1 g
Protein 10 g
This product also contains 30% of the RDA of iron.
Hot Beef Ramen
I find the basic beef flavor to be quite bland, especially in the Maruchan Ramen line. So I kick it up a serious notch now and again. Cook as normal. One minute into the noodle boil, sprinkle in some hot pepper seeds; don't overdo this until you've done it a few times. You're better putting in too few than putting in too many. I use habanero, but I don't recommend them to those who don't like serious heat. Ask in the vegetable department at your local grocery for a milder hot pepper. When finished, add in a dash of curry powder, a strong dash of coriander, a dash of garlic powder, and a healthy dash of pepper. This makes for a very hot and spicy, but delicious ramen dish.
Veggie Beef Ramen
Buy some celery, some water chestnuts, and (if you like) a small green pepper. Dice them up before cooking. Begin to cook as normal; add the peppers in at the start, and about a minute in, add the celery and water chestnuts. At the end when you add seasoning, add a strong dash of pepper and a small dash of coriander. Quite delicious.