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Minced Pork Noodles

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These yummy, minced pork noodles are flavorful, quick, and easy to make! Made with ground pork and a sweet, spicy sauce, you’ll want to eat these each day!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
£1.96
Makes: 4
mains
Asian
Freezable

Fast, easy, and flavourful, you’ll never want to make any other Asian dish besides these minced pork noodles! This tasty pork mince dish is made with tons of veg (including pak choi), fresh herbs, chewy udon noodles, pork mince, and then tossed in yummy soy-based sauce. It’s the perfect Asian-inspired recipe to whip up during busy days.

Close up of udon noodles in a bowl with browned mince, pok choi,sliced spring onion, a lime wedge and chop sticks.

Why you’ll love this recipe

Minced pork noodles come together in 20 minutes, making them a fast (and easy) recipe to keep in your repertoire. With a flavourful minced pork sauce, yummy noodles, veg, and protein, this tasty recipe will surely be a new favourite.

It’s also inexpensive to make, especially if you create Asian-style recipes often, as you’ll likely have most of the ingredients in your pantry. This pork and noodles dish is also filling since it has fibre, protein, and a source of carbs.

The best part about this noodles with meat sauce recipe is that it’s easy to meal prep for the week. Simply cook it according to the recipe, then split it into four airtight containers and heat them before you eat them!

Recipe Highlights

  • Budget-friendly – Each serving of minced pork noodles comes to £1.96, making this ground pork noodles recipe easy on the wallet.
  • Quick sauce  – The sweet, spicy soy sauce comes together in a snap using a few pantry staples.
  • Easy meal prep – Since this noodles with pork recipe makes four servings, you can easily have lunches or dinners ready for the entire week.
  • Flavourful – Packed with an umami-rich sauce that’s sweet and spicy, each bite of these pork noodles packs a punch of flavour.

Fill your week with Asian-inspired meals by creating the following recipes at home: Chicken Satay Ramen, 10 Minute Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles, and 10 Minute Vegetable Noodle Soup.

Ingredients

Ingredients to make noodles with mince laid out on a plae blue background and labelled.

Pork Mince
Lean pork mince helps keep the calories down for these minced pork noodles. However, you can also use lean turkey or chicken mince to create a healthy minced pork pasta recipe.

Chestnut Mushrooms
I love using chestnut mushrooms in pork mince recipes, as they add a delicious, earthy flavour. You can use other varieties if you wish, like shiitake, enoki, button, or oyster mushrooms.

Udon Noodles
The udon noodles in this ground pork noodle dish provide a yummy, chewy consistency. Other noodle types, such as whole wheat spaghetti, egg noodles, and soba noodles, will also work.

See the recipe card for full information on all ingredients and quantities.

Variations/Adaptations

There are a few variations you can try to make these Asian pork noodles more fit to your needs. For one, you can use different types of mushrooms. Asian mushroom varieties, like shiitake and oyster, work well with this recipe.

You can also use other types of ground meat for these Chinese pork noodles. For example, turkey, chicken, and lean beef mince work well with the flavours of the sauce for this recipe. The final variation you can try for this pork and noodle recipe is a different type of noodle. Options like ramen or soba noodles will create a fun consistency in the dish.

How to make this recipe

  1. Start by adding half of the oil into a deep frying pan and increase the heat to high to preheat the oil. Meanwhile, add the sugar into the mince packet and mash around with your spatula (Image 1).
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the broken up mince into the pan and distribute evenly, before seasoning with salt. Then leave without stirring for 4 minutes to brown and then start to turn over, using your spatula break the mince apart and move the mince around the pan to brown evenly. Remove the browned mince from the pan (Image 2).
2 step by step photos, the first with mince with some sugar sprinkled on top in a plastic container over a pan and the second with the mince frying a the pan.

3. Next, brown the mushrooms and leave in pan without stirring for around 3 minutes (Image 3).

4. Turn the mushrooms after around 3 minutes and then reduce the heat. Add the ginger and the sliced spring onion (reserving some of the greener end for garnish) and fry for a couple of minutes (Image 4).

2 step by step photos, the first with sliced mushrooms frying in a pan and the spring onions and mushrooms frying in the pan and mixed with wooden spoon.

5. Now add the noodles to the pan and pour over the boiling water, before placing the pak choi on top (Image 5).

6. Bring the heat up to high and leave for around 3 minutes – don’t try and separate the noodles yet! Once the water has mostly evaporated, then use your tongs to separate the noodles.  Add the soy sauce and rice wine vinegar into the pan with the mushrooms and stir to incorporate. The add the pork back into the pan along with the noodles, ensuring they are making contact with the bottom of the pan (Image 6).

2 step by step photos, the first with pok choi and noodles added to a pan and the spring onions and the second with tongs stirring the pak choi with the noodles.

7. The add the pork back into the pan along with the noodles, ensuring they are making contact with the bottom of the pan (Image 7).

8. Serve with a wedge of lime, some fresh coriander and the reserved spring onion. Add some pepper and if you want some heat, add some sriracha or chilli flakes (Image 8).

2 step by step photos, the first with browned pork mince added to to a pan with noodles and pak choi and with all the ingredients for the pork, stir fry in a bowl with chop sticks

Tips for the best result

Prep everything first
Since everything in this recipe cooks quickly, it’s best to have all ingredients prepped before starting. Prepping the veg, noodles, and sauce ensures that nothing gets burnt in this minced pork noodles dish.

Continuously stir
Stir-fried recipes require constant stirring as everything cooks up fast. Ensure you keep the spatula/spoon moving to prevent sticking/burning.

Cook the noodles according to the packet
Each noodle variety has a different cooking time/method. For example, some noodles may need to sit in hot water for a few minutes, while others can go straight into the hot pan. Prep the noodles according to the instructions on the packet for the best results.

Storage and Make Ahead Instructions

Once the recipe is cooked, portion it into four servings and place each serving of minced pork noodles into an airtight container. The leftovers should last for up to three days in the fridge. Ensure you allow the ground pork stir-fry noodles to cool completely before packing them into containers.

This recipe is best made fresh, as the noodles can dry out or get gummy if they sit too long in the fridge. However, you can make the sauce beforehand and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it. Avoid prepping the veggies too early, as they can also go bad in the fridge.

Udon noodles in a large pan with browned mince, pok choi,sliced spring onion, a lime wedge and coriander on a place blude background with a small bowl of spring onions in partial view.

Freeze Instructions

This minced pork noodles dish also freezes fairly well. Portion each serving into separate airtight containers. Then, keep it in the freezer for up to three months. Reheat this dish by tossing it in a heated pan with a small amount of oil for the best results.

Keep the Asian-themed meals going with these tasty recipes: Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce, Wagamama’s Chicken Ramen, or Quick Yaki Udon.

FAQs

What are pork noodles made of?

Each recipe for minced pork noodles varies slightly depending on the person crafting the recipe. However, pork noodles typically include pork mince, udon noodles (or a similar style of noodles), veggies, and a sauce.

Depending on the recipe, the sauce may be made of ingredients like sweet chilli sauce, hoisin sauce, dark soy sauce, sweet bean sauce, and chili sauce.

Are minced pork and ground pork the same thing?

Many people use the terms minced pork and ground pork interchangeably. However, they each refer to a different processing method. Minced pork is finely chopped, so it has a more uneven texture. Ground pork is processed through a machine and has a smoother consistency.

What goes with udon noodles?

Many ingredients work well with udon noodles, including various veg, soup bases, protein, etc. Since these noodles have a subtle taste, they work well in many recipes. Udon noodles are great in salads, soups, and stir-fries.

Can udon noodles be healthy?

Yes, udon noodles can be healthy, especially if you combine them with lean protein, veggies, and a low-calorie sauce. However, it’s important to note that everything is healthy in moderation.

How do you make minced meat taste better?

Seasoning minced meat with spices like garlic, smoked paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper will help elevate the taste. Dried herbs, like thyme, also work well for adding flavour to mince.
 
Next time you make minced pork noodles, try pairing them with one of these dishes: Honey Soy Chicken Salad, Budget Green Goddess Salad, or Viral Crispy Feta Eggs.

Udon noodles in a bowl with browned mince, pok choi topped withsliced spring onion, a lime wedge and coriander on apale blue background with a small bowl of spring onions in partial view.

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Minced Pork Noodles

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5 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
£1.96
mains
Asian
Freezable
Servings: 4
These yummy, minced pork noodles are flavorful, quick, and easy to make! Made with ground pork and a sweet, spicy sauce, you’ll want to eat these each day!

Ingredients

  • 500 g (less 5% fat) lean pork mince (£2.65)
  • 250 g chestnut mushrooms, chopped (£1.00)
  • 50 g spring onions, finely chopped (£0.50)
  • 50 g ginger, grated (£0.50)
  • 600 g udon noodles (£1.40)
  • 200 g pak choi, cut in quarters (£1.00)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges (£0.25)
  • Bunch of coriander (£0.55)

Cupboard Essentials

  • 5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • Chilli flakes
  • 200 ml boiling water

Method

  • Add half of the oil into a deep frying pan. Increase the heat to high and preheat the oil. Meanwhile, add the sugar into the mince packet and mash around with your spatula. Once the oil is hot, add the broken up mince into the pan and distribute across the pan, season with salt. Leave without stirring for 4 minutes to brown. Then, after the pork is starting to brown on one side, start to move the parts of the mince in the cooler part of the pan with less browning to the hotter areas. Break the mince apart with your spatula and leave again to brown. Remove the browned mince from the pan.
  • Next, brown the mushrooms using the same method as before. This should take around 6 minutes. Then reduce the heat and add the sliced spring onion (reserving some of the greener end for garnish) and ginger for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the noodles to the pan and pour over the water before placing the pak choi on top. Bring the heat up to high and leave for around 3 minutes – don’t try and separate the noodles yet! Once the water has mostly evaporated, then use your tongs to separate the noodles.
  • Next, add the soy sauce and rice wine vinegar into the pan and stir to incorporate everything. Add the pork back into the pan along with the noodles, ensuring they are making contact with the bottom of the pan.
  • Serve with the reserved spring onion, a wedge of lime, pepper and some fresh coriander. If you like your food hot, add a hit of sriracha or chilli flakes.

Notes

  • Prep ingredients beforehand to ensure a smooth cooking process for minced pork noodles, have all veggies, noodles, and sauce ready before starting.
  • Stir-fried dishes cook rapidly, so keep stirring constantly to prevent sticking or burning.
  • Cook noodles as per packet instructions, as different types may require various methods and times, such as soaking or direct pan placement, for optimal results.
  • Prioritise prepping, stirring, and noodle cooking for a successful minced pork noodles dish.

Nutrition

Servings: 4 servings
Fat: 11g
Calories: 488kcal
Carbohydrates: 52g
Protein: 40g
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