Shanghai Style Noodles With Spicy Meat Sauce

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

An easy dish with a wonderful complex flavor! This recipe was in the Houston Chronicle about 15 years ago. The ingredient list is long, but everything on the list is easily available.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok.
  2. Add garlic, ginger root, and pepper flakes and saute about 5 seconds.
  3. Add onions and stir fry until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in ground meat, breaking it up with a spoon or spatula.
  5. Cook until meat has lost pink color.
  6. Combine 1/2 cup chicken broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and sherry.
  7. Stir into meat mixture.
  8. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  9. Meanwhile, dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining 1/2 cup of chicken broth.
  10. Slowly stir into meat mixture and cook and stir until sauce thickens.
  11. In a big bowl, toss warm cooked vermicelli with sesame oil.
  12. Pour sauce over top and toss gently to combine.
  13. Sprinkle with sliced green onions.


Most Helpful

What a great use for ground beef!!!! I tweaked a bit by cutting back to 1/2 T oil, using 1/2 lb lean ground beef, and adding some shredded carrot, sliced bell pepper and broccoli I blanched in the pasta water. I added the veggies at the end with the noodles so they would stay crispy. I only needed 1 T cornstarch to thicken, and 3/4 lb pasta. Was soooo good we can't wait to have it again.

kitchenslave03 August 13, 2006

Fantastic!! I loved the flavours here. I made the recipe as stated but insted of thickening the sauce I added shredded chinese cabbage and a little shredded carrot. YUM!!

Stardustannie April 29, 2006

Unlike Mars.Ombriel, I've been cooking quite some time and actually know how to do so. I think this dish is DELICIOUS and much better than any other asian noodle dish I have tried. I can't imagine anyone thinking differently, and wouldn't alter the recipe a bit. Perhaps that is why the previous reviewer didn't care for it, I can't imagine anyone not liking this wonderful cuisine!

p00gJr April 02, 2010

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