Sweet and Spicy Pork Noodles

 Fast Pork Recipes

Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 to 6


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 2 Thai chiles, minced

  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon Chinese fermented black beans, rinsed and chopped

  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce

  • 1/2 cup Shao-Hsing rice wine or dry sherry

  • 1 cup chicken stock or low-sodium broth

  • 1 large scallion, thinly sliced

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 pound fresh or dried Chinese egg noodles


  1. In a large, deep skillet, heat the oil. Add the ground pork and cook over high heat, breaking up the meat, until it is browned, about 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked pork to a plate. Add the chiles, onion, ginger, garlic and black beans to the skillet and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the hoisin sauce and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the rice wine and simmer until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add the stock and pork and simmer until thickened, about 4 minutes. Add the scallion and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the noodles until tender, 5 to 8 minutes, depending on the thickness. Drain the noodles. Add them to the skillet and toss well to thoroughly coat them with the sauce. Transfer to a large, shallow bowl and serve.

Make Ahead

The sauce can be refrigerated overnight.

Suggested Pairing

An off-dry California Riesling, like one from Anderson Valley, will balance the heat from the chiles and the sweetness of the hoisin sauce in this dish.

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