A Great Dish for All of the Family
I came across this recipe quite recently and it brought back memories.
This is a very economical dish that was very popular in the 60s. For those of us on a budget back then, it was a popular weekly dish that all of the family loved.
Some versions of it added 2 teaspoons of curry powder but my family preferred the asian style with added soy sauce on serving
Kie Si Min
2 tablesp olive oil 2 onion diced
2 cloves garlic crushed or diced
2 carrot sliced
1 cup frozen green beans sliced
1cup frozen peas
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 kg beef mince
45 g chicken noodle inst soup
1/2 cabbage shredded
2 cups boiling water
1 cup cooked noodles or pasta (I used spaghetti)
salt and pepper
Soy sauce to serve
Coriander to sprinkle on top if desired
Heat a large frying pan
Add onion garlic and carrot and stir until clear.
Add the mince and cook until brown, breaking up any lumps.
Add beans and stir through.
Place the soup mix in a jug, add the boiling water and stir until combined.
Add soup mixture to the mince and stir through well.
Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.
Taste and add salt and pepper if required.
Check to ensure the mixture doesn't stick.
Fold in shredded cabbage and peas
Put a lid on and cook for a further 5 mins
Fold in cooked noodles or pasta if using
Sprinkle with soy sauce and coriander when serving
You may need to add another cup of water during cooking
This makes quite a large mixture. You can make half only or make the whole dish as I do, and portion what is left for lunches or further meals
Also nice served with rice as opposed to noodles