While we typically think of Ramen noodles as a staple for starving college students on a budget, this recipe adds a little extra flavor as well as a few extra healthy goodies that turn this into a filling and satisfying meal. This is such a simple recipe that it’s easy to modify, add to it, or make it your own, so don’t be afraid to get creative in the kitchen with this one.

Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
1 (3 ounce) package Oriental flavored ramen noodles
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (10 ounce) can whole kernel corn

Method:
1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Crumble in the ground beef, and cook until no longer pink, stirring frequently. Drain off grease.

2. Stir in the flavor packet from the noodles, tomatoes, and corn (with their juices). Break up the noodles, and add them to the skillet.

3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes, or until noodles are tender. Stir occasionally to break up any clumps of noodles.

photo courtesy of eating ramen