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Slow Cooker Pork Ramen, Top Ramen

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Whip up some slow cooker pork ramen for dinner soon! Tender juicy pork slow simmered in a savory broth. Then caramelize the pork for extra flavor and pile on your toppings. 

bowl of pork ramen with chopsticks

This top ramen is such a popular one for how delicious it is. A crockpot ramen that will rock those taste buds. 

If you have a craving for top ramen give this recipe a try. Enjoy the rich and savory broth with all your favorite toppings.

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Why This Recipe Is Better Than Takeout 

  • Flavorful 
  • Caramelized pork adds tons of flavor
  • Easy Prep
  • Customize with your favorite toppings 
  • Money saver to make at home vs buying at a restaurant
  • The Slow Cooker handles all the work

How to Make

Full directions and ingredient list is in the printable recipe card below.

slow cooker pork roast

Start by adding your pork to the slow cooker. Then add in your chicken broth, soy sauce, and rice vinegar, and fish sauce. Then you will add in ginger, sriracha, lime juice, Chinese five-spice, pepper, and brown sugar.

Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook 7-8 hours on low or high 4-6 hours.

At this point remove your pork and turn the heat to high if it isn’t already there, then add in your mushrooms. If you feel there is not enough liquid, then add more broth.

carmelized pork

In a large skillet on the stove, you will take the pork you shred (I used meat claws) and heat with some sesame oil. Do a thin layer of pork, and don’t work in big batches or it will not caramelize.

Add in a little brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and toss it together. Cook for 2-3 minutes allowing the meat to carmelize and get brown. Remove the cooked pork and then add in more pork and finish batch cooking.

top ramen ingredients

Now you will add in your ramen noodles to the slow cooker and cook them for 5 minutes. Once the noodles are cooked, stir in half of the cooked pork.

Ladle into bowls, add extra pork on top, and then all your desired toppings.

Expert Tips

  • Reach for ramen noodle packets, and then discard the seasoning packets.
  • You can make this recipe without pork if you prefer, but the pork adds tons of flavor.
  • Top with egg, lime, fresh herbs, and so much more. Create your own perfect bowl of ramen.

Storing Leftovers

You can store any leftover ramen in the refrigerator in the proper container. Store for a few days. I do recommend eating this fresh, as the noodles will get softer as they set. Or only make as much noodles as you think you will eat.

Then store the pork alone and then save the broth to assemble the ramen noodles when you are ready. This slow cooker ramen is able to be adjusted to your preference.

Recipe FAQs

What kind of pork is used for ramen?

Pork shoulder or even a pork butt is a great option to use. It will help to make your broth rich and flavorful along with all the spices used.

How do you make pork ramen from scratch?

Add your pork and ingredients into slow cooker, and once done remove. Then shred your pork, carmalize it on the stove, cook noodles in the broth. Pour into bowls and dress how you desire.

What ingredients to add to ramen?

Shredded pork or other meats like bacon, soft boiled eggs, Sriracha for a kick, fresh herbs, and more.

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Slow Cooker Pork Ramen

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 25 minutes

Slow cooker pork ramen is a great way to transform your ramen noodles. Caramelized pork, soft boiled egg, lime, and more all in one bowl!

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds pork shoulder roast or butt
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth plus more if needed
  • 1/4-1/2 cup + 2-4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup + 2-4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons fish sauce (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (optional)
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese five-spice
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 cups mushrooms (optional and you can decide which type of mushroom you want), sliced
  • 3- 4 packs Ramen noodles seasoning packets discarded
  • Serve with boiled egg, green onions, julienned carrots, cilantro, and whatever else you desire

Instructions

  1. In your slow cooker you will place in your pork, chicken broth, 1/4-1/2 cup of soy sauce depending on taste. You will find more soy sauce adds a saltier flavor.
  2. Add in 1/4 cup rice vinegar, fish sauce, red Thai curry paste, ginger, lime juice, Chinese Five Spice, Sriracha, pepper, and 1 tablespoon brown sugar.
  3. Cool on low for 7-8 hours or high 4-6 hours.
  4. Once pork is done, remove your pork and shred the meat. In the liquid add in mushrooms to slow cooker, and adjust heat to high if you didn't already have it. If you feel you are low on broth, just add more.
  5. In a skillet you will add a bit of your pulled pork, do a thinner layer. Add sesame oil, and heat medium heat. Add your pork and sprinkle on a little brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons soy sauce, and 2 tablespoons rice vinegar. Toss and cook until the pork carmelizes, then remove the batch and repeat.
  6. You will now toss your ramen noodles into the slow cooker, just do noodles, discard the packets. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Now you will assemble your slow cooker pork ramen bowls once all your pork is cooked and noodles are done.
  8. Add 1/2 the pork back into the slow cooker and mix. Then ladle up your ramen into bowls. Top with more meat, soft boiled eggs, drizzle of Sriracha or whatver you want!

Notes

Feel free to add whatever toppings you want to your homemade ramens.

Carmelizing the pork adds tons of flavor that you don't want to miss out on.

If you want added spice add in some fresh sliced jalapenos or red pepper flakes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1047Total Fat: 65gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 36gCholesterol: 235mgSodium: 2379mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 67g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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