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Slow Cooker (or not) Hoisin Pork Noodle Bowls
with sauteed bok choy

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Savory and slightly sweet, the Hoisin sauce adds big flavor to these Asian-inspired noodle bowls. These noodle bowls were also featured in 2018.
Cooking methods: This recipe includes instructions for using the Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, or stovetop. Select your preferred method.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Hoisin Pork (for 2 nights):
  • Ketchup - 3 Tbsp
  • Hoisin sauce - 3 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 tsp
  • Chili garlic sauce - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 tsp
  • Pork, boneless shoulder roast (enough for 2 nights) - 2 1/2 lbs (also called 'pork butt')
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 3/4 cup
Pork Noodle Bowls:
  • Shallots - 2 cloves, diced
  • Noodles, ramen - 6 oz (sub spaghetti or linguini)
  • Bok choy, baby - 8 oz, chopped, leaves and stems separate (sub regular bok choy or cabbage)
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Toasted sesame oil - 2 tsp
  • Slow Cooker Hoisin Pork (ingredients listed separately) - ~3 cups
  • Sesame seeds, white - 1 tsp
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Shallots - Dlice shallots. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make sauce - Combine ketchup, Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, and vinegar. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Noodles - Cook noodles according to package directions. If prepping ahead, toss noodles with some oil to prevent sticking. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  4. Slow cook pork - (This makes enough for 2 nights.) Place pork into the bowl of a slow cooker. Rub top and sides with ground coriander, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Add stock. Cook pork on low for 9 to 10 hours or high for 5 to 6 hours (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Bok choy / Limes - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

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Make

  1. When pork is done cooking, transfer to a cutting board. Use a fork and knife or tongs to shred meat. Drain cooking liquid out of slow cooker (save it for another purpose - it is super flavorful and makes a great stock for soup). Return shredded pork to slow cooker and fold in sauce. If it seems dry, you can add a bit of the cooking liquid back in. Toss to combine. Leave meat in the bowl of the slow cooker on the warm setting.
  2. Heat a wok or large skillet with cooking oil over medium heat. Add shallots and bok choy stems and saute until tender. Add bok choy leaves with some salt and saute for 1 minute more. Add noodles and toasted sesame oil to pan and toss everything together until noodles are warmed through.
  3. Divide noodles between bowls. Top with pork and sauce (reserve half the pork and sauce for Wednesday).
  4. Finish noodle bowls with sesame seeds sprinkled on top and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over top. Add some hot sauce if you’d like. Enjoy!

Prep

  1. Shallots - Dlice shallots. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make sauce - Combine ketchup, Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, and vinegar. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Noodles - Cook noodles according to package directions. If prepping ahead, toss noodles with some oil to prevent sticking. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  4. Bok choy / Limes - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 300F / 149C.
  2. Heat some oil in an oven-safe Dutch oven over medium heat. Add pork and sear on both sides until golden brown, seasoning generously with some salt and pepper as it cooks. This should take 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  3. Pour stock around pork and cover with a lid. Transfer to heated oven. Roast, covered, until meat is very tender and falling apart, 2 ½ to 3 hours.
  4. When pork is done cooking, transfer to a cutting board. Use a fork and knife or tongs to shred meat. Drain cooking liquid out of Dutch oven (save it for another purpose - it is super flavorful and makes a great stock for soup). Return shredded pork to Dutch oven and fold in sauce. If it seems dry, you can add a bit of the cooking liquid back in. Toss to combine. Leave meat in the Dutch oven with the lid on to keep it warm.
  5. Heat a wok or large skillet with cooking oil over medium heat. Add shallots and bok choy stems and saute until tender. Add bok choy leaves with some salt and saute for 1 minute more. Add noodles and toasted sesame oil to pan and toss everything together until noodles are warmed through.
  6. Divide noodles between bowls. Top with pork and sauce (reserve half the pork and sauce for Wednesday).
  7. Finish noodle bowls with sesame seeds sprinkled on top and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over top. Add some hot sauce if you’d like. Enjoy!

Prep

  1. Shallots - Dlice shallots. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make sauce - Combine ketchup, Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, and vinegar. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Noodles - Cook noodles according to package directions. If prepping ahead, toss noodles with some oil to prevent sticking. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  4. Bok choy / Limes - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

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Make

  1. (This makes enough pork for 2 nights.) Place pork into the bowl of an Instant Pot. Rub top and sides with ground coriander, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Add stock, lifting the meat to insure some liquid is underneath.
  2. Close and lock the lid. Set the pressure valve to 'Sealing'. Cook on manual / high pressure for 60 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 15 minutes and then manually release any remaining pressure.
  3. When pork is done cooking, transfer to a cutting board. Use a fork and knife or tongs to shred meat. Drain cooking liquid out of Instant Pot (save it for another purpose - it is super flavorful and makes a great stock for soup). Return shredded pork to Instant Pot and fold in sauce. If it seems dry, you can add a bit of the cooking liquid back in. Toss to combine. Leave meat in the bowl of the Instant Pot on the warm setting.
  4. Heat a wok or large skillet with cooking oil over medium heat. Add shallots and bok choy stems and saute until tender. Add bok choy leaves with some salt and saute for 1 minute more. Add noodles and toasted sesame oil to pan and toss everything together until noodles are warmed through.
  5. Divide noodles between bowls. Top with pork and sauce (reserve half the pork and sauce for Wednesday).
  6. Finish noodle bowls with sesame seeds sprinkled on top and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over top. Add some hot sauce if you’d like. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (67)
Gluten-free (6)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (13)

Most Helpful

Tasty and easy - the most complicated bit was remembering to defrost the meat and start the slow cooker. If I were to make it again, I'd use more bok choy, but I tend to want more greens in my recipes than cooksmarts does.

By: Marie
Posted: Feb 17, 2021
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

59 reviews

Loved this! I made the pork during meal prep over the weekend. Then put it in the slow cooker on low all day before making dinner. I've done that before with roasts and our family always likes it better that way.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Mar 26, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

subbed cabbage since we don't love bok choy. super easy and quite tasty.

By: Kayla
Posted: Mar 17, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Great! Just wanted more veg!

By: Jackie
Posted: Mar 13, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I was excited to make this again and it did not disappoint. Used skinny rice noodles that I had, added broccoli and green onions to boost the greens. Easy in the Instapot.

By: Christine
Posted: Mar 11, 2021
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Sub beef chuck , used Lee Kim Chee chili garlic sauce. Add more veggies to noodles for non meat eater, everyone loved this. Have made paleo too also delish. Prep ahead! So many pans!

By: Jessie
Posted: Mar 11, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I was leery about the sauce, but this was really good. I used a little less ketchup than hoisin, but it probably would have been fine as written. I had some boneless pork loin chops in the freezer and used those. I look forward to trying it with a pork roast.

By: Barbie
Posted: Mar 04, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful