Pulled Pork Ramen

On Friday, I realized that I live in the suburbs now. It hit me hard. I’m a food obsessed city girl. How can this be? I’m another year older too, suddenly I feel old. In the blink of an eye I will have 3 kids, drive a volvo to soccer practice and have a short haircut. I wasn’t ready for this so soon, was I? Then I get there and take off my shoes in my home, THE home. Abby greets me with whistles and the usual rendition of “OHMYGOD YOU’REHOME!” and I realize there’s no where I’d rather be. Regardless of the traffic, extra yard and more house to clean, I wouldn’t trade it.

When I was little and I would get hurt, my grandfather would tell me that it would all get better before I’m married. Now that I am married, I guess I’ll just go with … this too shall pass.

Try not to judge me too harshly for this one, okay? I needed dinner on my table, quickly. I was starving, hubby was starving, and we had somewhere we needed to be in under an hour. It dawned on me that my husband keeps ramen noodle packets in the house. I borrowed two of them, ditched the seasoning packets and a dish was born.

In the morning, I decided I wanted the leftovers, sans broth. So, I dug out the noodles, pork and toppings, poached two eggs and last nights dinner turned into a delicious breakfast.

Pulled Pork Ramen

Yield: 2-4 servings


2 packages of ramen noodles

4 cups of beef stock

15 ounces of pulled pork

1 bunch of scallions, chopped

salt and pepper, to taste

Sliced jalapeños, optional

Sriracha, optional

Poached eggs, optional

Ready? Heat the pulled pork in a medium saucepan with your beef broth. Once heated through, about 10 minutes, add your ramen noodles, turn the heat to low and cover for an additional 10 minutes. Stir to check that your noodles are cooked through. Add you toppings, whatever they may be. I added sliced jalapeños, sriracha, and scallions.

In the morning, I pulled the leftovers out of the fridge, heated them up and topped it with two poached eggs. Perfect breakfast if you ask me.


One Response to “Pulled Pork Ramen”

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    Sandra — October 21, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Sounds about perfect to me (just exchanging rice for wheat noodles)!

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