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Beef mince chow mein

Beef mince chow mein

Total Time
50 min
20 min
30 min
Looking for a delicious and satisfying dinner option that won't derail your weight loss journey? Look no further than this recipe for beef mince chow mein! This classic Asian dish gets a tasty twist thanks to the addition of curry powder and nutritious veggies like grated carrot, finely shredded cabbage, and sliced green beans. And with lean beef mince as the protein source, it's a filling and satisfying meal that won't leave you feeling hungry. With just 20 minutes of prep and 30 minutes of cooking time, you can have a takeaway-style dinner on the table in no time. So why not skip the takeout and try this recipe tonight?


Extra lean beef mince, raw

500 g, (see notes)

Brown onion

1 medium, finely chopped

Curry powder

1 tbs, mild variety


1 medium, grated

Savoy cabbage

375 g, (¼ small), white, finely shredded


2 stick(s), finely chopped

Long grain rice

2 tbs, white variety

Powdered chicken noodle soup

80 g, (2 x 40g pkts), reduced-salt variety

Soy sauce

2 tbs

Green string beans

150 g, frozen, sliced

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)


  1. Lightly spray a large saucepan with oil and heat over high heat. Add mince and onion. Cook, breaking up any lumps, for 6–8 minutes or until mince has browned.
  2. Add curry powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add carrot, cabbage, celery, rice, soup mix, soy sauce and 2 cups (500 ml) water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Add beans for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Serve.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed Asian greens, such as baby bok choy or choy sum. You can use lean chicken mince instead of beef.