Spicy Szechuan Noodles

Love your Asian hot and spicy? Try this Szechuan-style dinner that's ready in less than 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Sauce

1 1/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/4
cup peanut butter
3
tablespoons soy sauce
2
tablespoons oyster sauce
1
tablespoon white vinegar

Stir-Fry

7
oz uncooked linguine-style rice stick noodles (from 14-oz package)
1
tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil
1/2
lb lean ground pork
3
medium cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2
cups ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots, cut lengthwise into julienne (2x1/4x1/4-inch) strips
1
cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
3
medium green onions, cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
1/2
to 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
tablespoon sesame oil
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 In 2-cup glass measuring cup, mix sauce ingredients with wire whisk until well blended; set aside.
  • 2 In large stockpot, heat 4 quarts water to boiling over high heat. Remove from heat; add noodles. Let stand 8 to 10 minutes or until noodles are tender; drain.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in wok or 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat peanut oil over medium-high heat about 1 minute. Add pork and garlic; cook about 5 minutes, breaking up pork into small pieces with wooden spoon, until pork is no longer pink. Add carrots, bell pepper, green onions and pepper flakes; cook 3 minutes, stirring 3 or 4 times.
  • 4 Mix sauce mixture again with wire whisk to recombine; pour into wok. Stir to coat mixture with sauce. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, to blend flavors. Stir in sesame oil.
  • 5 In large serving bowl, gently mix noodles with sauce mixture to coat. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Expert Tips

Look for sesame oil, peanut oil and oyster sauce in the Asian-foods section of your supermarket.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
1320mg
1320%;
Total Carbohydrate
61g
61%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
170%;
Vitamin C
45%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.