Za Jiang Mein (Pork & Bean Chinese Noodles)

Submitted by randilicious

Ingredients

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 lb ground pork
¼ c. brown bean sauce 2 tbsp sugar
¼ c. beer 1 lb Chinese noodles (non egg-based)
¼ c. chopped scallions ½ c. shredded cucumbers
3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp red pepper flakes
¼ c. bean sprouts (optional) 1 pkg tofu, chopped into small pieces (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in the wok. When oil is ready, add the garlic, then the pork. Brown evenly. If so desired, add tofu after pork has been browned.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix beer & brown been sauce. Blend well.
  3. Add the bean sauce mixture to the ground pork.
  4. Sprinkle sugar & red pepper flakes into sauce. Stir until the sauce is piping hot. Reduce heat & allow to simmer uncovered.
  5. As sauce simmers, in a separate pot, boil noodles in water for approximately 3 minutes. Drain the noodles.
  6. To serve, put noodles into a bowl, then spoon sauce over noodles. Garnish generously with scallions, bean spouts, & cucumber on top.

Chef’s Note: You can find the brown bean sauce in most Asian grocery stores.

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