Today was one of those days when I got home at 5:30pm and didn't know what I was going to make for dinner. Trusty Chow Mein to the rescue! By 6pm, dinner was on the table - and I can safely say it was not only quick & easy, but cheap, healthy AND tasty as well! I added some green beans and left the chilli out of this one for the sake of the one-year-old, but it still had a bit of bite to it.
350g fresh chow mein or Singapore egg noodles
1 tablespoon oil
1 brown onion, thinly sliced
500g beef mince
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 red chilli, deseeded, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 carrot, peeled, finely chopped
1 capsicum, finely chopped
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup oyster sauce
2 cups Chinese cabbage (wombok), shredded
Place noodles in a bowl. Cover with boiling water. Stand for 2 minutes until tender. Separate noodles with a fork and drain.
Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add onion and mince. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up mince, for 6-8 minutes or until browned. Add garlic, chilli and curry powder. Stir-fry for 1 minute.
Add carrot and capsicum. Stir-fry for 4 minutes or until veges have softened. Add stock, oyster sauce, noodles and cabbage. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until heated through.