Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Ramen Noodle Lunch Take III -Ramen "Chili"

7 WWPP Posted by 7 years ago 15 Comments

Yup, I’m at it again. Messing with those Ramen noodles (Click here to see my other Ramen ideas). Here’s the deal, it’s Friday, I’m in desperate need of a grocery shopping trip. I just got home from a 2 hour workout with an awesome trainer who kicked my butt and, dude, I was HUNGRY.

What’s a girl to do?

Hit her pantry of course!

Armed with those “healthy” Ramen noodles and a couple of stock items I whipped this up. Oh my! So yummy and super filling! Quick Ramen Noodles Lunch Take III - Ramen "Chili"

  • 1 package of Choice Ramen Noodles chicken
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 can pinto beans rinsed and drained (15oz)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (15oz)

In a medium pot place the dry Ramen noodles (break if you want they do tend to clump together). Top with the can of diced tomatoes and 1/2 cup of water.

Crank the heat up to high. Leave alone while you sprinkle the top with the chili powder, cilantro, cumin and 1/2 of the seasoning packet (done to reduce sodium.)

Start to stir the noodles. They should start getting soft and break apart. After 3-4 minute drop the heat to medium. Add the drained pinto beans. Stir in really trying to break apart the noodles.

Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Serve!

I sprinkled a bit of dried cilantro and fancy shredded Mexican cheese blend. So YUMMY!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
2 Half of the Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
325 0g 14g old: 6 new: 7
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
8g 0g 65g 15g

See other recipes using: beans, diced tomatoes, pinto beans, Ramen Noodles

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    October 24, 2008

    wow very creative - definitely gonna try one day~ Reply


    October 24, 2008

    Looks delicious, as usual. And since I have that stuff in my pantry, I should be able to try it soon. Reply


    October 27, 2008

    This looks really good....I have got to tell you that I made a dish that tasted soooo much like ramen noodles with less than half the points! I sauted onion, green and red peppers, mushrooms (load in any vegetable)THE MORE THE MERRIER!!!! (I learned that is called volumetrics the other day) in pan with 1tsp oil. Nuked a spagetti squash and added to my mixture with 1 heaping tsp chicken bouillon, and a little poultry seasoning. I like sage too...but that is so optional. You know the drill...add what ya like. top it off fresh parsley and a little parmessan. OMG!!!!!! SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD. You would never miss the ramen. And I am a noodle lover! :) I have a kabillion spagetti squash that I am trying to rid myself of. Really trying hard to like this vegetable and FINALLY came up with this and LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Reply


    October 28, 2008

    Quick question...can't find these noddles in Ontario Canada...this looks so amazing though that I was wondering if I just got the regular ones how that would be? I am not familiar with these noddles hence my dah question...thanks Roni! Reply


    October 28, 2008

    Tanya - It would probably be the same, just higher in fat and calories. Sorry you can't find them. :( Reply


    November 3, 2008

    Oh, my! That was so yummy!!! Made it for dinner tonight and it was very easy. ~Sandy Reply

    Laura N

    January 23, 2009

    Holy cow, this is awesome! I made my dried pinto beans that were about to expired on Sunday, and this morning before work I whipped this up. Exactly as you created it (except that the beans weren't canned) and it's delicious. Very easy, fast, tasty. This is going to be a new favorite!! Thanks for another super recipe, Roni. You're the best! Reply

    Mary Young

    January 23, 2009

    I just wanted to tell you that I bookmarked this when I was looking for recipes one day, and had forgotten about it. Tonight, I realized, like you that I need a major grocery trip, but don't have time. So, I pulled up my bookmarks to look for something quick and easy. I tried this, but made it in a bigger volume to feed my family. It's awesome!!! Thanks! Reply


    January 24, 2009

    This is a great meal! Even the husband liked it when I paired his with meatloaf. It is very filling. Reply

    Laura N

    February 26, 2009

    I just had to email again on this ramen noodle recipe--I didn't have lunch ready this morning for DH & me (we work together) so I took a whopping 5 minutes & put this together for us. I just served Dh his helping & he loves it! So so yummy. One of my favorites, & it is so simple (which is why it's one of my faves, LOL). Reply


    February 27, 2009

    Since seeing the last post on these Ramen Noodles, I have been on the hunt but haven't been able to find them. We really need them around the house because the husband and the little girl LOVE them. (Secretly I do too but half a package for 4 points is hard to stomach.) Reply


    February 27, 2009

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news... :( Reply

    Linda Black

    February 27, 2010

    I thought my husband would like this recipe, so I printed it out, and he made it. Oh, he LOVED IT! And so did I! We'll be making this for years to come. Thank you so much. Reply


    January 14, 2012

    what is the points plus points ..thanks Reply


    January 16, 2012

    They don't make that product anymore so I'm not sure. I don't have the full nutritional information. Reply