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Pork Chow Mein

Author Shannon Lyon



  • 1 lb. ground pork (can use any ground meat - ground beef, turkey, or chicken)
  • ½ onion (white or yellow), diced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. Chinese five spice
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • oil for cooking


  • ½ head green cabbage, chopped in thin strips
  • 3 green onions, diced
  • can add any other veggies you'd like, like carrots or broccoli


  • ½ c. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. white sugar


  • 1 16 oz. package of chow mein noodles
  • salt
  • oil to toss noodles in

Toppings (optional)

  • sesame seeds
  • green onions, diced


  1. Start by chopping all your veggies and setting aside. Then heat a large pot full of slightly salted water to cook the pasta.

  2. While the pasta water is heating up, bring 2 tbsp. of oil to a medium heat in a large non-stick skillet pan.

  3. Add diced onions to pan and heat until translucent.

  4. Then add fresh ginger and garlic, and simmer in pan for 1 minute until fragrant.

  5. Add meat and cook until browned, breaking up chunks with a large spatula. Then add Chinese Five Spice and soy sauce and toss to coat browned meat.

  6. Meanwhile, cook pasta in salted water when boiling. Chow mein only needs 4-5 minutes to cook so watch it closely and stir well so it doesn't stick.

  7. Strain noodles once cooked and lightly toss with 1-2 tbsp. of oil so the noodles don't stick.

  8. Once meat is browned, add cabbage and green onions (and any other veggies) to pan and cook down until cabbage is soft and tender.

  9. Add sauce to veggies and meat and stir to cook until slightly bubbling.

  10. Once sauce is bubbling turn heat down to low and add chow mein noodles. Using tongs, toss to mix noodles with meat and veggies.

  11. Once mixed well serve and enjoy! Top with sesame seeds and/or fresh diced green onions.