This recipe for sizzling pork noodles is a keeper. Back in college, when I moved out of the dorms and into an apartment, I had no idea what to do about food. Growing up, I never learned to cook, and living in the dorms provided me with a meal plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. However, I was at a loss and was intimidated by cooking. Enter: “Help! My Apartment Has a Kitchen” by Kevin and Nancy Mills. It was my husband’s cookbook, and it served me well in my introduction to the kitchen.
One of the first and easiest recipes I ever cooked was the “Sizzling Pork Noodles”. It was so easy and so good that I made it pretty often. Unfortunately, after making it so much, I set the recipe aside and forgot about it for a couple of years. However, my mom and my sister still make this recipe (they like to call it “Sam’s Spaghetti”), and I was reminded that I should bring out this old favourite (which I cooked last night). I’m also surprised I’ve never shared it here on the blog, so here it is!
Sizzling Pork Noodles Recipe
- 1 medium yellow onion - finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic - minced
- 1 pound ground pork (minced pork)
- ½ cup chili sauce (chilli sauce in British English)
- ¼ cup water
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ medium cucumber - finely chopped
- 2 stalks green onions (scallions or green shallots) - finely chopped
- Boil a pot of water.
- Brown ground pork in a pan over medium heat, breaking into small clumps. Drain fat.
- Add all ingredients to the pork except the noodles, cucumber, and scallions. Cook the ground pork for about 8 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Remove the pork from heat and cover to keep hot.
- Cook noodles in boiling water for 7 minutes. Drain noodles.
- Pour meat mixture on top of noodles and add cucumber and scallions.
- And that’s it! The easiest recipe for a beginner or someone who wants to put together a quick dinner.