Enjoy this easy “take out at home” style dinner, a Thai Pork Noodle Bowl. Fresh, easy, family friendly and delicious!
Rice Ramen Noodles
Sauce (Peanut Sauce or Sweet Chili Sauce for example)
Optional garnishes: peanuts, lime wedges and fresh cilantro
We like the “Brown Rice and Millet” Ramen style noodles from Costco, but you can use whatever’s convenient. We recommend some sort of stir fry rice noodle or chinese noodle variety. Cook to package directions.
In a saute or cast iron pan, combine minced garlic and your choice of sauce, try one of these: Sriracha Chili Sauce, Pad Thai Peanut Sauce, Sweet chili sauce or Low Sodium Soy Sauce.
Add broccoli flourets, finely chopped carrots, and diced ham to the sauce and mix well. Cover and simmer until the veggies are cooked al dante.
We garnished the bowl with satisfyingly fresh snap peas. You could top the bowl with crushed peanuts or fresh cilantro and lime wedges, additionally.
What meat to use:
Cured, Half Hams are available for sale in our Pork Bundle or for sale individually once you’ve made a purchase in our online store. Alternatively, you could use pulled pork, made from a Pork Roast or Boston Butt.
Enjoy this all-star ground pork taco recipe for a simple, delicious, filling and healthy meal – the whole family will love.
Half a large onion
1 lb regular ground pork, no seasoning
cabbage (we used purple cabbage for this recipe)
limes or lemons
small soft shell tortillas (or if you prefer, make it gluten-free with soft corn shell tortillas)
salt & pepper
Southwest seasoning blend (or use: Chili Powder, Garlic Powder, Cumin to season the meat)
Shredded Cheese (Monterey Jack or Sharp White Cheddar are good)
PREP: Finely dice half of a large onion; Cut lemons or limes into quarter size wedges; pinch off leaves from Cilantro stems and then chop; chop a half or quarter of the Cabbage into thin strips
Drizzle a tablespoon of oil in a skillet. Heat pan to medium heat and add the onion and a pinch of salt. Cook onion until slightly softened and lightly browned.
Add ground pork to the pan and season it to taste. Use a heat-safe spoon or spatula to break up the meat as it cooks through, for about 6 minutes. TIP: If the pork is fattier, strain the pan upon cooking. If the meat is on the drier side, add a dash of water to the pan while it’s cooking so it doesn’t get too dried out.
While the meat is cooking, add the cabbage to a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir in a 1/4 cup of mayonaise (we like avocado mayo for the good fats), plus a tablespoon of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Squeeze the juice from a whole lime or lemon over the cabbage. Mix well.
You can individually warm tortilla shells in a lightly oiled skillet. Alternatively, wrap tortillas in damp paper towel and microwave until warm, for about 30 seconds.
Serve 1-3 tacos per person. Add the meat mixture, cabbage mix, a dollop of sour cream and top with cilantro.