Veggie Packed Beef Chow Mein

Our take on the classic beef chow mein. This super simple and affordable stir-fry is a great mid-week meal packed with flavour and lots of vegetables.

Meal Prep

Breakdown

  • Bring a pot of water to the boil.
  • Stir-fry the veggies and then set aside. 
  • Cook the mince.
  • Cook the noodles.
  • Add the veggies back in with the noodles.
  • Serve up and enjoy! 

Tips 

  • When making a stir-fry we always find it handy to prep everything into little bowls first as this makes the cooking so much easier when everything is ready to go.

  • If you have any veggies that need to be used up this is a great meal to throw in bits and bobs sitting at the back of the fridge. 

Meal prep guide - if you followed the meal prep guide you would have already sliced the carrots and sliced the cabbage. 

This recipe serves four, if you’re cooking for two simply halve the recipe. 

INGREDIENTSIngredients
  • 1 red onion (diced)
  • 1 chilli (finely chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp ginger (grated)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed) 
  • 500-600g beef mince
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder
  • 3-4 Tbsp tamari
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar 
  • 2 carrots (finely sliced into rounds)
  • ¼ green or red cabbage (finely sliced)
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn
  • 140g chow mein noodles or thin egg noodles
  • 2 tsp sesame oil 
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ cup coriander (finely chopped) 
  • Coconut oil 
METHODMethod
  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil, ready to cook the noodles.
  2. Heat a large pan or wok over medium heat.

  3. Add 1-2 Tbsp of coconut oil, red onion, chilli, ginger and garlic; cook for a few minutes until the onions start to soften.

  4. Add the carrots and cook for 3-5 minutes (you can add a splash of water to help cook the carrots) before adding the cabbage and sweet corn. Cook for another few minutes until everything has softened. Remove from the pan and set aside while you cook the mince.

  5. Add a little coconut oil to the pan over high heat, then add the beef mince. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the mince has nicely browned and all of the liquid has evaporated.

  6. Cook the noodles as per packet instructions. Once cooked, rinse under cold water and drizzle over the sesame oil.

  7. Add the curry powder to the mince and cook for another couple of minutes before adding the tamari, rice wine vinegar and coconut sugar.

  8. Add the veggies back into the pan with the noodles and stir-fry for a few minutes making sure to toss well so everything is combined.
  9. Serve in bowls and garnish with some toasted sesame seeds and fresh coriander.
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VARIATIONS

Vegetables

  • The great thing about this dish as it’s perfect to use up any veggies you’ve got on hand. Capsicum, broccoli, cauliflower or green beans all work well.

Protein

  • For a vegetarian option, you can make tofu mince. Use a 300g block of extra firm tofu, pat dry and then crumble into a mince-like consistency. Cook it the same way you’d cook the pork mince in this recipe. 

Other

  • For a gluten-free option swap out the egg noodles for rice noodles.
  • For a lighter option, leave out the noodles and add extra veggies instead.

  • Swap the sesame seeds for roasted cashews.