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Dan Dan Noodles

  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


Chili Oil:
  • 1 tbsp Sichuan Peppercorns, ground
  • 2 star anise
  • 3/4 cup Oil, I used sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/3- 1/2 cup Chinese sesame paste* or natural cashew/peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 1/4 cup of your chili oil (from above)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1/2 cup hot cooking water from the noodles
Ground “meat”:
  • 1/2 pack of Impossible Beef
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar
Noodles and Veggies:
  • Noodles of Choice
  • 1 cup spiraled carrots
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crushed peanuts or cashews


Chili Oil:
  1. Grind your Sichuan peppers if they aren’t already ground.
  2. Add to a heat resistant bowl along with red pepper flakes and anise.
  3. Heat sesame oil in a small pot. Boil for 30 seconds and then add to bowl with chili pepper flakes, Sichuan peppers and anise.
  4. Set aside.
  1. Add all ingredients to a heat resistant bowl. Use a whisk or fork to create a sauce.
  2. Add 1/2 cup boiling hot water from your noodles.
  3. Whisk once more after water has been added and set aside.
Noodles + Veggies:
  1. Cook noodles as instructed. Take 1/2 cup boiling hot water to add to sauce ingredients.
  2. Chop spinach and spiraling or shred carrots. Set aside.
  3. Crush peanuts or cashews and set aside.
Ground “meat”:
  1. Turn a pan on medium-high heat and add sesame oil and onions. Cook onions for 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, ginger, soy sauce and coconut sugar. Let is boil for a few seconds and then add impossible beef or your choice of vegan meat.
  3. Cook for 15 minutes or until golden brown and slightly crispy.
  1. Add cooked noodles to a large pot along with sauce, veggies and vegan ground meat.
  2. Heat for 5-10 minutes until heated thoroughly. Be careful to not let it dry out. If heated for more than 10 minutes it can dry out!
  3. Tops with crushed peanuts/cashews, cilantro and more chili oil if you dare…and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 4 servings