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Dan Dan-Style Noodles
with pork / broccoli

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

This spicy, savory noodle dish has made it to many of our community members' favorites lists. It's very adaptable, so feel free to try a different type of ground meat and use any type of Asian-style noodles (or even spaghetti will work). The previous version was featured in 2017.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Spicy (or not) Dan Dan Sauce:
  • Garlic - 4 cloves, chopped
  • Stock, any type - 1/2 cup
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1/4 cup
  • Cornstarch - 2 tsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 2 Tbsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 1 Tbsp
  • Tahini - 2 tsp (opt; sub Chinese sesame paste, black bean paste, or peanut butter)
  • Chili garlic sauce - 2 tsp, more or less to taste (sub any hot sauce)
Dan Dan-Style Noodles with Pork and Broccoli:
  • Peanuts - 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Broccoli - 12 oz, florets
  • Noodles, dried ramen - 6 oz (discard seasoning packets if using instant ramen; or sub spaghetti)
  • Cilantro - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Water - 2 tsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Pork, ground - 1 lb

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Prep

  1. Garlic / Peanuts / Broccoli - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make sauce - Combine garlic, stock, soy sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, vinegar, toasted sesame oil (portion for sauce), and tahini. Add chili garlic sauce according to your spice preference (the amount listed will make a fairly spicy sauce, so reduce or increase the amount listed if you’d like). (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Noodles - Cook noodles according to package directions. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Cilantro - Chop cilantro.

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Make

  1. Heat a wok or skillet with first part of cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and saute until broccoli turns bright green. Add water to pan and cover with a lid. Steam broccoli until tender, ~3 minutes.
  2. Remove broccoli from heat and stir in toasted sesame oil (portion for noodles) and lemon juice. Season with some salt and pepper. Set broccoli aside and return wok to heat.
  3. To wok, add second part of cooking oil and then pork to heated oil. Saute, breaking pork apart, until nearly cooked through, ~5 minutes.
  4. Give sauce a stir and pour over top of pork. Simmer until sauce thickens and pork is cooked.
  5. If noodles were made ahead, reheat.
  6. Assemble bowls with noodles, pork, broccoli, cilantro, and peanuts. Add some extra red pepper flakes or some hot sauce (not in ingredients list) if you’d like more heat. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (75)
Gluten-free (8)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (24)

71 reviews

Parents loved it, kids hated it.

By: Jenn
Posted: May 20, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good! We added some diced red bell peppers because we had them on hand and doubled the sauce because we love sauce. I also added a little extra cornstarch to get it thicker. Definitely on our favorites list!

By: Stephanie
Posted: Apr 20, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

My family loves this meal! I've done it with both pork and beef and they both turned out tasty. We serve it over rice noodles!

By: Stephanie
Posted: Mar 31, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Made Paleo but also made the pork for meat eaters. Used Udon, ‘make your own bowl’ set up everyone liked.

By: Jessie
Posted: Feb 12, 2020
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Really good, the sauce is awesome. Used just one teaspoon of chili garlic sauce and was just the right level of spicy for the family.

By: David
Posted: Feb 11, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Big hit! I followed the recipe exactly except doubled the sauce and ramen. Might try with rice noodles next time.

By: Barbie
Posted: Jan 22, 2020
Diet: Original
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