One-pot minced beef with pan-fried noodles is our version of takeout style beef with pan-fried noodles. A medley of quick cooking mixed vegetables and aromatics stir-fried with crispy noodles and combined with seasoned minced beef simmered in an easy asian sauce.
This meal is satisfying, attainable, and affordable. It’s convenient for a quick weeknight meal that will feed the fam with a play on takeout. We’ve adapted a favourite of ours- crispy pork noodle dish by substituting the crispy pork bits for a ground beef crumble that we’ve simmered in some beef broth and a wonderful brown sauce that’s all mingling in a bed of crispy noodles and crunchy veggies. This dish is perfect for fulfilling your Chinese food cravings.
If you’ve cooked a lot of Asian inspired dishes, most of the sauce ingredients you’ll be familiar with. If not, well all of these ingredients are easily accessible and can be found at most grocers. Most of the ingredients you’ll see in the recipe details are for preparing the sauce and it comes together very easily and quickly. You shouldn’t feel the need to shop at an Asian grocer unless it’s more convenient of course
the two ingredients that you may have difficulty sourcing would be the dark brown soy sauce and the oyster sauce. What you can do in this case is increase the amount of hoisin and regular soy sauce so that you have the same amount of sauce in terms of quantity to cover the beef and noodles. The dark soy sauce does have more flavour and makes the food turn a deeper brown colour.
For this recipe we opted for the aromatics of garlic and onion which we’ve sautéed with our beef. These two ingredients tend to be household staples and common for a lot of main meals. You could add grated ginger for added taste but it’s not necessary. For the vegetable medley, we chose green pepper and Chinese cabbage. Sticking to things you would normally find in takeout recipes and have minimal cooking required. The green peppers add a lovely pop of colour and crunch to the dish. For the cabbage, any finely shredded cabbage would do or substitute with bok choy which is in the same family so it would provide a similar taste. Adding extra veggies is also an option if you’re looking to get rid of anything extra lying around. We find that stir fries are a great way to use those up.
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