A quick, low-meat, low-cost yet delicious meal. I came up with this while living in Japan where meat is very expensive. This is a very forgiving recipe and I've made many substitutions over the years, such as garlic instead of onion, cabbage instead of napa, and even made omissions when low on ingredients and every time it turns out fine.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put bacon and onion in a large covered skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir until onions are translucent and bacon is still soft, about 5 minutes.

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  • Cut each package of udon into quarters; add to the skillet. Cook and stir until noodles absorb bacon grease and fall away from each other, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir broccoli and napa cabbage into the skillet; sprinkle sesame seeds and black pepper on top. Cover the skillet and reduce heat to medium; cook, scraping and folding with a wooden spatula a few times, until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

I cut the udon noodles into quarters while still in their packs for ease.

Add tomatoes if desired.

Nutrition Facts

456 calories; protein 17.9g 36% DV; carbohydrates 68.8g 22% DV; fat 11.7g 18% DV; cholesterol 20.4mg 7% DV; sodium 1049.4mg 42% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2020
Quick and easy one skillet meal. I added carrots for color. I was pretty tasty. Will definately cook this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2020
Quick and easy one skillet meal. I added carrots for color. I was pretty tasty. Will definately cook this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2018
I used dehydrated udon and just boiled it before adding to the pot with vegetables. It came out very tasty-very simple but a good meal Read More
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