I have made Chow Mein for my family for years. The kids loved it as toddlers and I found it was a great way to add some vegetables into their meals, with mince which all kids love and a fun element of wiggley noodles. Now they are getting older I add in more curry for a stronger flavour, when they were young I only used a small pinch.
This recipe is so versatile, you can use up any vegetables you have in your fridge, ie, brocoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, peas etc.
I like to make a double batch and give the kids left over for school the next day.
Beef Chow Mein with noodles
- 1 packet instant beef noodles
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 500g lean beef mince
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
- 2 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 capsicum, chopped
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 cup oyster sauce
- 2 cups green cabbage, finely shredded
- Salt and pepper, to season
- Make noodles following packet directions. Drain and set aside.
- Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Cook mince, onion and carrot for 5-10 minutes or until browned.
- Spoon garlic and curry powder over mince, stir through and continue to cook for 1 minute.
- Add capsicum, celery and zucchini into pan and stir through for 2-4 minutes or until vegetables are just tender.
- Add in stock, oyster sauce and cabbage. Stir until cabbage has just started to soften.
- Top mince mixture with noodles, toss to stir through.
- Season with salt and pepper. Serve.
By Kat – The Organised Housewife
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