This weeks recipe

Cookery 8

Hoisin beef noodles
Takes: 
25 mins
Serves: 
4

500g beef mince

1tbsp light soy sauce

1tbsp freshly grated root ginger

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1tsp toasted sesame oil

4 nests of medium egg noodles

1tbsp peanut or vegetable oil

200g Chinese leaf lettuce, shredded

1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced

4 spring onions, cut into 2.5cm lengths, plus extra, thinly sliced, to garnish

6tbsp beef stock

4tbsp rice wine vinegar

4tbsp hoisin sauce

2tbsp oyster sauce

thinly sliced red chilli, to garnish 

Money Saving Tip: 
Cost per serving: £1.40
Step by Step

1Combine the mince, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and sesame oil in a bowl. Set aside for 10 mins.

2Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the pack instructions. Drain, rinse under cold running water and set aside.   

3Heat the peanut or vegetable oil in a wok over a high heat. Add the mince mixture and stir-fry for 4-5 mins, breaking up lumps with a heatproof spatula. Add the chinese leaf lettuce, red pepper and spring onions. Stir-fry for 2-3 mins, until the vegetables are tender.

4Combine the beef stock, rice wine vinegar, hoisin sauce and oyster sauce in a jug. Add to the wok along with the noodles and stir-fry for 1-2 mins, until piping hot.

5Divide between four serving bowls and garnish with the thinly sliced spring onion and red chilli. 

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