Spicy Pork Lo Mein with Carrots, Spinach & Sesame Seeds

Spicy Pork Lo Mein

with Carrots, Spinach & Sesame Seeds

25 MIN
2 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

In this dish, we’re highlighting fresh, chewy lo mein noodles by tossing them with a spicy sauce of hoisin sauce, soy glaze, gochujang, and more that perfectly complements the richness of the pork. It’s all stirred together with tender, sautéed bites of spinach and carrots for satisfying crunch.

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  • Nutrition
  • Calories
    780 Cals (est.)
Spicy Pork Lo Mein with Carrots, Spinach & Sesame Seeds
  • 10 oz Ground Pork
  • ½ lb Fresh Lo Mein Noodles (Previously Frozen)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 6 oz Carrots
  • 3 oz Baby Spinach
  • 1 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Tbsps Soy Glaze
  • 2 tsps Gochujang
  • 2 Tbsps Hoisin Sauce

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Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce

Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. In a bowl, whisk together the hoisin sauce, soy glaze, sesame oil, vinegar, 1/2 cup of water, and as much of the gochujang as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.

2 Brown the pork

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pork. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 1 to 2 minutes, or until browned.

Brown the pork
Cook the noodles
3 Cook the noodles

Meanwhile, add the noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and rinse under warm water 30 seconds to 1 minute to prevent sticking.

4 Add the carrots & garlic

Add the sliced carrots and chopped garlic to the pan of browned pork; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the carrots are softened and the pork is cooked through.

Add the carrots & garlic
Finish & serve your dish
5 Finish & serve your dish

To the pan of cooked pork and carrots, add the cooked noodles, spinach, and sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the spinach is wilted and the noodles are coated. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished noodles garnished with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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