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Easy and Economical Chinese Macaroni Recipe with Ground Pork and Broccoli (Macaroni chinois)

Discover our easy Chinese macaroni recipe, a comforting dish that features ground pork and broccoli.

This timeless classic of Québec cuisine stands out for its simplicity and speed of preparation.

This is the ideal macaroni recipe for using up your surplus vegetables, guaranteeing a delicious meal that will appeal to the whole family.

Key ingredients for a tasty “macaroni chinois”

Chinese macaroni with ground meat and vegetables
  • Ground pork: The star ingredient, offering richness and flavor to the recipe. You can also replace it with ground beef, ground turkey or crumbled tofu for a vegetarian variation.
  • Macaroni: Ideal for this dish, but feel free to use fusilli or penne if you don’t have macaroni on hand.
  • Broccoli and mushrooms: A duo of vegetables rich in nutrients and taste, but you can also incorporate other vegetables such as onions, peppers, carrots, celery, zucchinis, water chestnuts, spinach or kale to empty your fridge effectively.
  • Soy sauce and spices: For an authentic touch, use soy sauce with ginger, hoisin sauce and garlic.

Why choose this recipe of macaroni with ground pork?

Chinese macaroni bowl

For its ease and speed of preparation, suitable for both experienced cooks and those just starting out in the kitchen. This recipe can be prepared in the blink of an eye, allowing you to enjoy an exquisite meal without spending hours in the kitchen.

This recipe also stands out for its flexibility, as it adapts to what you have in your fridge, giving you the freedom to experiment with different vegetables and proteins.

Best of all, it’s economical as well as tasty.

the best chinese macaroni

Whether it’s for a weeknight dinner, to accommodate a large number of guests, or to use up surplus vegetables, this dish is sure to become a favorite at home.

Macaroni chinois
Yield: 4 portions

Chinese macaroni with ground pork and brocoli

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A comforting and quick recipe to prepare, that everybody loves


  • 350 g. short pasta (macaroni, fusilli, etc.)
  • Oil for cooking
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup mushrooms cut in 2 or 4, depending on size
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 2 cups vegetables of your choice, cut into small pieces (carrots, celery, kale, peppers, etc.)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. grated ginger
  • Black pepper

For the sauce

  • ½ cup pasta cooking water
  • 1 tsp. beef broth concentrate
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. hoisin sauce


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. When the pasta is cooked, reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water and drain the pasta well.
  2. In a frying pan, heat a little oil and sauté the onions for a few minutes until translucent.
  3. Add the meat, Worcestershire sauce and continue cooking, crumbling the meat, until it becomes golden.
  4. Season generously with pepper.
  5. Add vegetables and broccoli and continue cooking for about 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  6. Add mushrooms, garlic and ginger. Mix well and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes.
  7. In a bowl, combine the sauce ingredients and add to the pan. Mix well.
  8. Add pasta and toss so that all ingredients are coated with sauce.
  9. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.


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