This meal can be literally on the table in fifteen minutes flat. That includes cooking and preparation time (chop the vegies while the mince is browning). What’s more, it is a one pan dish, saving washing up as well. And it’s cheap and tasty. What more could anyone want from a week day night meal?
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
3cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated (I admit here to using bottled ginger about a small teaspoon)
1/2 Chinese cabbage, shredded
1 capsicum, thinly sliced
handful of snow peas trimmed and sliced
1/4 cup or so of hoisin sauce
- Brown mince and garlic in a hot wok or pan, breaking up lumps with a spoon. Remove and set aside.
- Add vegetables to the wok and stir fry until just tender.
- Return mince to the pan with the vegetables and pour in hoisin sauce. Stir through and cook for a minute or so to heat through. Serve just as is or with rice.
Melissa Goodwin is a writer and the creator of Frugal and Thriving who has a passion for living frugally and encouraging people to thrive on any budget. The blog is nine years old and is almost like her eldest baby. Prior to being a blogger and mum (but not a mummy blogger), she worked as an accountant doing other people’s budgets, books and tax.