Ramen doesn't have to be a long, laborious process. The broth here builds flavor all day in the crock pot and then is seasoned with soy sauce and sesame oil to taste. It's made in a crock pot in the most non traditional of ways, but the taste is spot on! This recipe is adapted from one found at chow.com. —Brianna Plaza
Boneless pork shoulder
Yellow onion, chopped
Garlic cloves, crushed
2-in piece ginger, peeled and chopped
Chicken broth (low-sodium preferred)
Leek, halved lengthwise, and chopped
1 1/2 pounds
Fresh ramen noodles
Eggs, soft boiled
Soy sauce, sesame oil to taste for serving
Green onions, to serve
Steamed veggies, like Bok Choy/ Mushrooms
In This Recipe
Season pork with salt and sear in a hot pan with oil, about 3-4 minutes each side. Put in to slow cooker.
Add leeks, mushrooms, onion, ginger, garlic, and broth to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on the low setting for 8 hours, or until the pork shoulder is tender and broth is fragrant.
In the last few minutes of cooking, boil noodles according to the package and boil eggs Set both aside.
Once pork is cooked, transfer to cutting board. Using 2 forks, shred the pork and discard any large pieces of fat.
Strain broth through fine-mesh sieve and return to slow cooker.
-Divide broth and noodles among 8 bowls.
-Place soft-boiled egg in each.
-Top with steamed vegetables and green onions.
-Use soy sauce and sesame oil to season