Beef Chow Mein
A wholesome hearty meal that will keep on giving.
A family favourite in my country kitchen.
Perfect for a lunch the next day if you have leftovers.
Often easily adapted for a slow cooker.
For 6 Person(s)
- 1 kg Beef Mince
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
- 1 Diced Brown Onion
- 1 cup Diced Carrot
- 0.5 cup Diced Celery
- 1 cup Chopped Fresh Cauliflower
- 1 cup Corn Kernals
- 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
- 2 tablespoons Wild West Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 desertspoon Bull In the Bottle BBQ Sauce
- 1.5 cup washed long grain rice
- 0.25 Cabbage Shredded & Chopped
- 1 cup Stock Vegetable or Beef
- 1 teaspoon Keens Curry Powder
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
Beef Chow Mein Directions
- Heat oven to 1000 degrees
- Select a large pot that can be used on the cook top and in the oven.
- Heat oils, add onion and carrot and gently fry till soft.
- Add chopped celery and fry for another two minutes or until soft.
- Turn up the heat and add half of the beef mince fry till brown and repeat till all meat is browned.
- With exception of the cabbage toss through the rest of the vegetables, stir for a couple of minutes to heat the vegetables.
- Reduce heat and add Soy Sauce, Wild West Worcestershire Sauce & Bull In the Bottle BBQ Sauce.
- Wash rice and spread evenly on cooked ingredients in the pot.
- Layer cabbage on top of rice.
- Mix white pepper and Keens Curry Powder with the stock to make marinade.
- Evenly pour marinade over the cabbage.
- Put a tight fitting lid on the pot and slow cook in oven for two hours or until rice is cooked.
- Toss Chow Mein to distribute ingredients prior to serving.
Don't let my recipe bog you down. Use whatever vegetables you have in the fridge and add a freshly chopped chilli if you're not cooking for little ones or big 'sensitive' folk.
If using the slow cooker pop all ingredients into slow cooker after step 6 and carry on. Slow cooker will need at least double the cooking time on low. I have made this recipe successfully by putting the slow cooker on before bed or work.
- Dish is cooked when rice is soft. Don't overcook and cooking times may vary according to oven temperatures and pot.
- Can be frozen although with such a high water content it is not the best option
- Please don't use peas. They really don't suit slow cooking as they turn a nasty shade of grey and overcook quickly!