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Dan Dan Noodles

Servings 6 -8 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces spaghetti noodles
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce (or more if you want a little more kick)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 pounds lean ground pork or chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 to 1 cup fresh , chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Cook the spaghetti until al dente, according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cool water. Return to the pot and set aside.
  2. For the sauce, in a medium bowl whisk together the broth, peanut butter, soy sauce, chile-garlic sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, rice vinegar and sesame oil until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, cook ground meat, salt, pepper, garlic and ginger, and cook, until no longer pink, 6-7 minutes. Drain any grease.
  4. Return the skillet to stove top and pour the sauce over the meat mixture. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly. Stir in the chopped cilantro.
  5. Spoon meat sauce over cooked noodles and serve immediately.