Saturday, 23 April 2016

Chow Mien

I don't know about you, but I am always looking for tasty filling meals, with loads of vegetables, that don't break the bank.

I am going back to a lot of the meals from my childhood these days, they were tasty, filling and always hit the spot!  Think I should start the "Bring back the 70's" movement, what do you think?

This one is one of my favourites from my childhood.  I love the smell of the curry powder cooking, and yes, I know I'm strange, I LOVE CABBAGE!

400 gm mince beef
1/2 cabbage
1 large onion
2 sticks celery
1 large or 2 medium carrots, grated
1 large or 2 medium zucchini, grated
1 sachet Chicken noodle soup mix
1 teaspoon curry powder, more if desired
2 tablespoons cornflour 
1 cup water

Dice your onion and celery.

In a teaspoon of oil, saute your onion and celery for 5 minutes.

Add your mince and brown for 5 minutes.

Add the curry powder and stir through, allow to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes to cook out the curry powder.

Stir in your chicken noodle soup mix.

Add your grated carrots and zucchini and stir through.

Cook for 5 minutes.

Chop your cabbage and add to the mince mix.  Stir through, add half a cup of water.  Turn the heat to low, place the lid on your pot and allow to cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

Add the cornflour to the last half cup of water and mix well.

Check the mix at 15 minutes, if it seems a little dry add more water, you don't want this to dry out, or the noodles to stick to the pan.

When the cabbage is cooked through add the cornflour mix to the pot, stir while the sauce thickens and cook for 5 minutes.

Serve with a nice piece of buttered bread to mop up the juices!


  1. I'm definitely always looking for filling mid-week meal options that don't break the bank as well, Kate! This one looks like a great classic that comes together really quickly. I hope you've been having a great long weekend!

  2. My husband will love you for this one! He also loves cabbage!

    1. Mmmm Cabbage! I hope he enjoys this :D a man after my own heart :D

  3. What a great meal, comes together perfectly, super cheap and super tasty. perfect!