Thursday, 19 July 2007

Beef Chow Mein

Not much happening today, but found this recipe and cooked it up for my dinner tonight to take to work. Everyone thought it smelled good and even gave one person a taste. Got rave reviews and everyone wanted the here it is...very quick to make btw :)

Beef Chow Mein

500g beef mince
1 onion, chopped
1 tlbsp butter
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup uncooked rice
1 tsp curry powder
1pkt chicken noodle soup
1 tlbsp gravox
1/4 cabbage, finely sliced

1. Fry mince and onions in butter until meat is brown.
2. Add all remaining ingredients except cabbage. Pour in enough water to cover the meat completely.
3. Cover and simmer until water has evaporated.
4. Add cabbage and leave to cook for another 5-10 minutes.
5. Serve by itself.

My notes:
Found this in my old recipe box, was once a family favourite. I actually added some celery as well when I made it today it would work well with zucchini as well (when they are not over $10 kg in the shops), corn would also be good or peas if you like them (I don't). I also didn't have any gravox as my son can't have it. You could add some cornflour dissolved in water if you wanted it "saucier". My son wasn't here so I could get away with the packet of soup mix in it.
The next time I am going to make it without the chicken noodle soup and water and use homemade chicken stock instead. I will definitely add a few other grated veggies, maybe even some grated broccoli stalks...may need to add the cornflour as well as a handful of broken up noodles to make it like the original.

Take care of you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa I am going to try this one too !! You will have to write me down all these yummy easy recipes that you have. The sheperds pie was a hit by the way. Glad to hear you are feeling much better. Things have settled down a bit here for now, I think it would be easier on my own.

have a good weekend . Speak soon

Jo oxoxo