This super easy 20-min meal is perfect for a busy weeknight. The creamy Chinese pork with spicy peanut butter noodles is delicious with rice noodles or regular pasta. Whatever you have on hand!
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 1/4 soy sauce
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1 lb ground pork
- Heavy sprinkle of red pepper flakes
- 3/4 cup minced green onions, both white & green parts (about 3–4 onion stalks)
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 1 14oz package of rice noodles (or 1 16oz package of linguine pasta)
Set a large pot of water to boil for the pasta. Cook the noodles according to the package directions and drain. While you’re waiting for the water to boil, start assembling the pork and sauce.
Assemble the sauce:
Use a fork to whisk together the chicken broth, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce together in a glass measuring cup. Set near the stovetop.
Brown the pork:
Heat 1 tbsp canola oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Brown the pork until no longer pink, breaking it up with the back of a spoon as you go. Add the red pepper flakes, half of the green onions, garlic, and ginger. Stir to combine. Heat until fragrant.
Pour in the pre-whisked sauce and add the two tablespoons of peanut butter. Stir to combine. Heat until sauce bubbles and thickens and then reduce heat to low and keep warm while the pasta finishes cooking.
Add the drained noodles to the sauté pan and toss together with a pair of tongs so that they are all coated with sauce.
Garnish with remaining green onions and serve.
Serving Note: Any leftovers tend to get dry in the fridge overnight. I always store the remaining food with just a splash of chicken broth or soy sauce (or both!) so that when reheated the liquid helps rejuvenate the moisture of the noodles. Just heat and re-toss!
- Category: Pasta
- Method: Saute
- Cuisine: Chinese
Keywords: pork, ground pork, Chinese, peanut butter, noodles, spicy, green onions, soy sauce,