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Easy Jajangmyeon - Korean Black Bean Boodles

christieathome
Jajangmyeon Black Bean Noodles. Thick wheat noodles with a savory black bean sauce with savory pork belly, onion, cabbage, zucchini and cucumbers. This is a popular Korean-Chinese noodle dish that serves as total comfort food to many! Ready in 30 minutes!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine korean
Servings 3 servings
Calories per serving 1403 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 550 grams thick wheat noodles (fresh kind recommended)
  • 300 grams pork belly chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup cabbage chopped
  • 1 cup zucchini diced
  • 2 stalks green onion finely chopped
  • cup Korean style black bean paste aka Chunjang or Jajang
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil (or any neutral tasting oil)
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce

Cornstarch slurry:

Garnish:

  • ¾ cups cucumber thinly sliced for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and water. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a hot pan set to medium heat, add avocado oil and fry black bean paste for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly. Pour black bean paste and oil into a separate bowl, leaving about 1 tbsp of oil in the pan. Discard the excess oil in the bowl containing the black bean paste.
  • Fry pork belly in the same oiled pan until cooked and browned on edges.
  • Add yellow onions and green onions and fry until softened. Then add in zucchini and cabbage and fry until softened.
  • Add back in cooked pork and black bean paste. Mix well.
  • Pour cornstarch slurry into pan and mix well. Simmer until it’s thickened. Season with oyster sauce.
  • Boil noodles for 3-4 minutes. Strain. Pour sauce over noodles and garnish with cucumbers.
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Suggested Equipment & Products

Korean thick wheat noodle
Measuring Set
Non-stick wok
Cutting Board
Santoku Knife
Tongs
Nutrition
Calories: 1403kcal | Carbohydrates: 157g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 70g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 625mg | Potassium: 832mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 8mg
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine korean
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