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 2 minute noodles
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 500g beef mince
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tablespoon curry powder (or to taste)
- 1 capsicum, chopped
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1 zucchini, chopped
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 cup oyster sauce
- 2 cups cabbage, finely shredded
- Make noodles following packet directions, no need to use flavour packet, drain and set aside.
- Heat a large frying pan with oil over medium to high heat
- Add in mince, onion a carrot, cook stirring until mince has browned, 6 minutes.
- Add garlic and curry powder, stir through and cook for a further minute.
- Place capsicum, celery and zucchini into pan and stir through for 2-4 minutes or until just tender.
- Add in stock, oyster sauce and cabbage, stirring until cabbage has just started to soften.
- Gently stir through noodles.
By Kat – The Organised Housewife
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