Bean

Easy Noodles with Pork and Green Beans

April 22, 2021
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Photo by Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

A Chinese-inspired dish with tender beans and minced pork in an aromatic sauce showcasing a wide spectrum of salty & sweet flavors. Serve with a fried egg, a touch of scallions and some toasted peanuts for extra texture. This flavor explosion will wow your taste buds!⁠

Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings

Ingredients
  • 180 grams (6.4 oz) udon noodles
  • 350 grams (12.3 oz) ground pork
  • 200 grams (7 oz) green beans, trimmed and cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons scallions, sliced, more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 3 tablespoons toasted peanuts
  • 2 eggs
  • sesame seeds, for serving
  • sauce
  • 120 milliliters (1/2 cup) low sodium soy sauce
  • 60 milliliters mirin
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon each: black pepper, red chili flakes
  • 60 milliliters (1/4 cup) water
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Combine the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl.
  2. Bring a large pot of water (without salt) to a boil, add green beans and cook for 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and run under cold water. Set aside. In the same pot, cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and run under cold water.
  3. In the meantime, heat oil in a large pan over low heat. Add garlic and ginger, cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add ground pork, break up the meat into small pieces with a wooden spoon, and cook over medium high heat until browned, 5 minutes. Add scallions, cook for 2 minutes. Stir in green beans and pour the sauce, cook for 5 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, melt a little butter over low heat in a non-stick skillet and fry the eggs. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add noodles to the pork and beans, toss until combined. Simmer for 1 minute. Sprinkle with toasted peanuts and serve.
  6. Divide noodles among bowls, top with a fried egg, scallions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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