Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ground Beef & Cabbage Noodles


So incredibly quick and delicious, I've made this twice in the past few weeks and I can't wait to make it again. It's really a satisfying meal, and it takes no more than fifteen minutes providing you start with ready made noodles, or at least make those first. I've just discovered a completely pre-cooked noodle which kind of sounds like something unnecessary, but really is nice to have at hand in the cupboard at times like this. You could definitely use rice instead of noodles, or some kind of pasta - if you have some leftovers, that's ideal.

Ground Beef & Cabbage Noodles
Serves 2

200 g ground beef
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp Chinese five-spice powder
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, grated
5-6 cm fresh ginger, grated
2 carrots, thinly sliced
2-300 ml fresh cabbage, shredded (older winter cabbage will work too, just let it cook a little longer.)
2-3 tbsp Japanese soy sauce
handful of alfalfa sprouts
salt, chili, more five-spice powder

ready-cooked noodles

Brown the minced meat with oyster sauce, five-spice and sugar until it's cooked through and starting to brown well. Add onions, garlic and ginger and stir-fry for a few minutes. Add carrots and cabbage, and fry for a few minutes longer. Add soy sauce, the sprouts and the noodles, and season with salt, chilli and some more five-spice. Serve with sriracha sauce, for those that want to spice things up!

Recipe in Swedish:
Köttfärsröra med nudlar och vitkål


Jeanne said...

Mmmm, this sounds like the perfect quick meal on a weeknight - and not much washing up either :)

Candace said...

Yummy. And it really is delish with homemade noodles. Thanks, Anne!


My Vintage Kitchen said...

OHHHH That looks so tasty!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Just had this for lunch and it was absolutely delicious. I'm with you; can't wait to make it again.

Anonymous said...

i googled "ground beef cabbage" looking for ideas, found this, and had most of the ingredients. it was great! i was out of carrots and i subbed bok choy for the sprouts. the use of five-spice is brilliant. thanks, anne.

Emily said...

Thank you so much for posting this recipe. My family loves ground beef and cabbage, but here in the U.S. I can only find the same old bland casserole recipes. We're trying your recipe tonight! :-)

Zainab said...

This sounds great! I found this last night after googling "ground beef cabbage" and this popped up. Will be making this tonight!

Laura said...

This recipe is amazing. I have found your website a few days ago and so far I have cooked one of your recipes every day! This one however is definately my favorite :) Keep up the good work!