Updated: Sep 25, 2019
I am guilty of buying meat and putting it in the freezer and then forgetting that it's there. So when I was cleaning out the freezer of our temporary accommodation, I was delighted to find some lamb mince that I had forgotten about.
Mince is one of my favourite things to cook with because its versatile, it's cost effective and it's QUICK!
My son is having a bit of a love affair with noodles at the moment, particularly Asian noodle dishes. With not much in the cupboard during our move, I used a few sauces with some chilli and created this quick and delicious family meal.
Prep 5 min // Cook 10 min
500g lamb mince
1 onion finely diced
3 cloves garlic crushed
1 tsp crushed ginger
1 carrot finely diced
10 beans finely diced (feel free to use more but I literally had 10 beans!)
1/2 red capsicum finely diced
1/2 zucchini finely diced
2 tbs soy sauce
1 tbs oyster sauce
1 tbs fish sauce
1 tbs brown sugar
1 long red chilli de-seeded and diced finely (omit if you don't like spice)
2 packs dried noodles (or any noodles you like)
Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions. When cooked strain and set aside.
Heat the oil in a pan/wok and when hot add the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli (if using) and stir fry for 1 minute.
Add the mince and loosely break it apart (you don't want a fine mince like you have for pasta, bigger chunks are better).
Add the vegetables and sauce, then stir fry on a high heat until the lamb is cooked and has almost caramelised with the sauce.
Add the noodles, toss through the lamb and serve immediately.