Introduction: Slow Cooker Caramelized Pork Ramen Noodle Soup

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This is the most flavorful Ramen Noodle Soup I have ever had. It has a nice spicy broth that gets most of the attention. I have made it many times and it is always a crowd pleasing meal. This recipe can also be found at



for the soup broth:

2-3 pounds pork shoulder roast (or butt)

4 cups chicken broth

¼ cup soy sauce

¼ cup rice vinegar

2 tablespoons fish sauce

2 tablespoons thai red curry paste

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped

1 tablespoon sambal oelek

The juice of 1 lime

1 tablespoon Chinese five spice

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 cups wild mushrooms, left whole, sliced, or chopped

4 packs Ramen noodles, seasoning packets discarded


for the caramelized pork:

2-4 tablespoons soy sauce

2-4 tablespoons rice vinegar

2 tablespoons sesame oil

¼ cup brown sugar


optional toppings:

4 soft boiled or fried eggs




green onions

Step 1: Add Meat

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In a large crockpot, add the pork to the bowl.

Step 2: Add Broth, Sauces, & Spices

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Add the chicken broth, ¼ cup soy sauce, ¼ cup rice vinegar, fish sauce, thai red curry paste, ginger, sambal oelek, juice of 1 lime, Chinese five spice powder, black pepper, and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.

Step 3: Mix & Cook

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Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.

Step 4: Remove Pork & Add Mushrooms

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Remove the pork from the crockpot. Add the mushrooms, cover, and cook on high heat.

Step 5: Shred Pork

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Shred the pork.

Step 6: Heat Skillet & Oil

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Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Step 7: Caramelize Pork

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Add the shredded pork, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, and 2 tablespoons rice vinegar. Stir to combine. Allow the pork to caramelize, about 7-10 minutes.

Step 8: Cook Noodles

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Add the Ramen noodles to the crockpot and cook for 5 minutes. Then add back in some of the caramelized pork and stir.

Step 9: Assemble Soup

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To assemble, ladle the soup into a bowl, top with some remaining caramelized pork, and add optional toppings such as the Roasted Curry Acorn Squash, a boiled egg, carrots, jalapenos, green onions and cilantro.


hey_its_joshboii (author)2016-05-05

That's really good

Thank you

TMHC (author)2016-04-11

My wife and I are eating it for lunch right now. Wow!

Garden Girl Recipes (author)TMHC2016-04-11

I'm glad you liked it! :) It's definitely one of our favorite meals.

HappyToBeAlive (author)2016-04-04

That looks lush!

Thank you. Hope you get a chance to try it!

SpartanSmoke (author)2016-04-03

Great instructable! I wish I had this recipe when I was eating "broke food" when I was in college. Ramen noodles, Mac and Cheese in a box, cold leftover pizza, and warm, stale beer were high on the list of "boke" foods. LOL I still like ramen noodles, but as you said discard the sesoning ("flavor") packet.

Thank you. Its definitely a nice way to dress up cheap Ramen noodles...

User1 (author)2016-04-03

Wait, what do you do if you have the small crockpot?

I have made half of the recipe in a small crockpot before. You can also probably cook it on the stove in a large pot over medium-low heat. Cover it with a lid and let is simmer until the meat is tender. I would check it every hour after the first 2 hours of cooking.

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Leathaldose (author)2016-04-03

how the hell does that egg timer work?

Anew96 (author)Leathaldose2016-04-03

The egg timer is a silicon/plastic ball the size of an egg which slowly changes colour as it heats up. You place it in the pot with the eggs and when the colour change reaches the desired mark on the red card inside you know how cooked the eggs are.

Garden Girl Recipes made it! (author)Anew962016-04-03

Thank you for answering. Anew96 is correct. Here is a link to where I purchased the egg timer for $6. It gives me the exact type of egg I am trying to create: soft, hard-boiled or in between.

lclaiborne (author)2016-04-03


Hope you get a chance to try it!

buzzclick (author)2016-04-03

Well presented and very inspiring. And hunger-inducing! The only thing I don't have is the red curry. Can I use regular curry? This recipe is for 4? Will you marry me? :)

Thank you for your comment. :) I have never tried it with regular curry. Not sure how it would come out. However, I did find a link to buy the Thai red curry for $2-3 with free shipping. Hope you get a chance to try it.

cmaurer4 (author)2016-04-01

well i dont like the taste of raman noodles???

I have read that ramen noodles can be substituted for lo mein noodles, but I have not tried it.

Lady Judy (author)2016-03-30

Can you give me vote and like in Egg Contest 2016?? I hope i win

Good luck!

Lady Judy (author)2016-03-30

I like Ramen. In Indonesia, there's not Ramen. I think yor Ramen look delicious.

Thank you!

mlawing (author)2016-03-30

Looks delicious!

Thank you. Hope you get a chance to try it!

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