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Bacon Miso Ramen

A quick and easy 30-minute miso ramen dish, created in tribute to Japanese culture, but enhanced with an essential American fat - bacon! This hearty bowl of hot broth, filled with ramen noodles, crispy veggie garnishes, and soft boiled eggs is total comfort food.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 782kcal
Author Erica

Ingredients

  • 4 bacon slices
  • 3 scallions chopped & divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon annatto achiote seeds
  • 4 cups beef stock homemade or store-bought
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dashi
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons miso red or white
  • 2 cups ramen noodles cooked
  • 1 large carrot shredded
  • 4 baby portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 2 boiled eggs halved
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • Chili oil optional

Instructions

  • In a wok or large saucepan, fry bacon on medium-high heat to render grease. After some of the fat is released, add 1 diced scallion, and saute for about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon and set aside.
  • Add annato seeds to fat and simmer for about 2 minutes, to release some color, then remove the seeds.
  • Combine beef stock, dashi, and soy sauce in wok, and return the bacon to the liquid. Bring to a boil for a few minutes, stirring once or twice, allowing the flavors to blend.
  • Stir in the miso paste ½ teaspoon at a time, until the broth reaches the desired flavor. Reduce heat and simmer while you set up your bowls.
  • In a separate saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Boil the ramen noodles, 1 serving at a time, for about 3 minutes each - you want them to be semi-al dente.
  • Arrange your noodles, egg halves, and vegetables in large soup bowls, then ladle hot broth on top of everything. Drizzle with chili oil for a little kick of heat. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 782kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 3826mg | Potassium: 2111mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 116.4% | Vitamin C: 55.5% | Calcium: 13.8% | Iron: 39.2%