This is my lovely cousin helens creation, who has been helping me smash out the BARE meals!

Beef Chow Mein with cabbage is a beautiful Chinese inspired recipe that is SO delicious (and even better for left overs the next day!) 

It's a super quick and easy dinner that the whole family can enjoy and great way to use up leftover beef mince.

I love using thin hokkien noodles but you could also rice instead.


Prep time: 15 minutes 

Cook Time: 20 minutes 

250g beef mince 
450g thin hokkien noodles (or thin egg noodles)
1/2 brown onion, finely diced 
1 garlic clove, crushed 
1 small carrot, finely diced 
2 large mushrooms, finely diced 
1 small zucchini, finely diced 
1/4 Chinese cabbage, finely sliced 
1 tbsp curry powder 
1 tbsp oyster sauce 
1 tbsp soy sauce 
1 cup water (or beef stock) 
1 tbsp olive oil 

Toppings (optional): 
Fresh coriander 
Sesame seeds 


  1. Cook noodles according to packet instructions. 
  2. Heat olive oil in wok over a high heat. Add onion, garlic and beef. Using your cooking utensil, break apart the mince into small pieces. Cook until the beef mince is browned. 
  3. Add curry powder and stir for another minute. 
  4. Add carrots, zucchini, mushrooms and cook for a further 5-6 minutes, or cooked to your liking. 
  5. Add water, stock, soy and oyster sauce and stir for a further minute. Add noodles and cabbage and heat though. 
  6. Serve hot. Top with fresh coriander and sesame seeds.