Pork & Vegetable Lo Mein

Homemade Chinese takeout dish of pork, vegetables and lo mein, made with spaetzle noodles. Everyone had seconds that's how yummy it is!

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This homemade Chinese take out dish of lo mein is great for using up your left over pork loin. It can be made with classic lo mein noodles, but we made it with German spaetzle from Aldi’s. We make a number of classically Chinese take out dishes due to my son’s food allergies. It is really risky taking a child who is allergic to nuts, seeds, fish and cucumbers (!?) to a Chinese restaurant. As a result I began making some of my favorite take out dishes at home.

HomeMade Chinese Take out, so good!

This lo mein dish is made even better by using my reserved bacon grease instead of oil to up the flavor and the good greasiness that is lo mein. As part of my weekly food prep I make bacon in the oven and pour the grease leavings into a mason jar and save it for just this type of occasion. 

Pork & Vegetable Lo Mein

Pork & Vegetable Lo Mein


  • Spaetzle noodles
  • 4 tablespoons bacon grease
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons powdered ginger
  • 4 teaspoons powdered garlic
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 small onion, rough chopped
  • 1 crown of broccoli, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups pork loin, cooked and cubed


  1. Boil spaetzle noodles until al dente.
  2. Combine soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and 3 tablespoons bacon grease. Split sauce mixture in half and set half aside.
  3. Drain noodles and place back in pan, add half of sauce mixture with noodles.
  4. Add cornstarch to other half of sauce mixture.
  5. Heat bacon grease in pan and stir fry vegetables, starting with onions and carrots first, then add broccoli. Add meat and peppers at finish to heat through. Avoid over cooking the vegetables so that they stay firm.
  6. Add the sauce with the corn starch to the vegetables and simmer covered for 3 minutes. Sauce should thicken.
  7. Serve vegetables and pork over bed of noodles.

This is not a traditional lo mein sauce, in our house we do not use sesame oil or oyster sauce because of food allergies. This tasty Tuesday edition was a terrific success with my boys and my husband. We had seconds and we enjoyed the leftovers as well. This made an enormous amount of food. Here’s a little peek into our dinner table before everyone sat down and started to dig in. Homemade Chinese takeout dish of pork, vegetables and lo mein, made with spaetzle noodles. Everyone had seconds that's how yummy it is!

I hope you enjoy this dish. All of my Tasty Tuesday recipes are always nut free, seed free and fish free. This recipe also happens to be dairy free as well. Join me every Tuesday for a new recipe by subscribing to this blog under SIGN ME UP.

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4 Replies to “Pork & Vegetable Lo Mein”

  1. This looks delicious and rather easy — looking forward to trying it out. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Easier than I thought it would be, glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Oh yum! Even though I do make some Asian type meals I have never made Lo Mein. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

    1. I thought it was going to be difficult, but it was totally doable. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

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