Hearty Beef Udon

One of the most popular menus in Japanese Noodle Shops can be ready in 15 minutes. Key ingredients are ground beef, udon noodles, and Mizkan® Udon & Soba Broth Concentrate. It’s simply addictive and will be your new favorite noodle dish!


  • 1  teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 1/2  pound lean ground beef

  • 1  small yellow onion, thinly sliced  

  • 1  clove garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1  tablespoon finely chopped ginger

  • 1  tablespoon MIZKAN Mirin

  • 5  tablespoons MIZKAN Udon & Soba Broth Concentrate, divided

  • 2  servings dry udon noodles (about 6 ounces)

  • 2  cups hot water

  • 1  radish, thinly sliced

  • 2   tablespoons sliced green onions


  1. Heat oil in medium skillet on medium-high heat. Cook beef 4-5 minutes, while breaking up large pieces until cooked through. Add onions, garlic and ginger. Cook 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened. Stir in mirin and 1 tablespoon Broth Concentrate; mix gently until well combined. 

  2. Meanwhile, cook noodles as directed on package. Rinse under running water; drain well. Divide noodles between two individual serving bowls. 

  3. Combine hot water and remaining Broth Concentrate; pour evenly over noodles. Top with warm beef mixture, radishes and green onions before serving.


Substitute ground pork or turkey for the beef.

Mirin is a Japanese sweet cooking wine available in the Asian section of a well-stocked grocery store. 

Udon noodles are also available in the refrigerated and frozen aisle at most Asian markets. 


15 minutes