Now, I bet the title of this recipe really grabbed you! Sounds very enticing doesn’t it? STOP! Before you click away, I encourage you to think again because although Curried Cabbage Mince doesn’t sound too appealing, it is actually a really tasty and easy mince recipe.
A version of this was given to me by a friend when I first moved out of home and was learning to cook. She had a little more experience than me in the kitchen (hi Skip), so pulled out all her beginner recipes to help get me started. And as we all know, often the easy/beginner/simple recipes are the best.
Apart from that, with the other flavours thrown in here, the cabbage flavour is not as strong, so it is also a little more appealing to the kids. Give it a go, particularly during the busymiddle part of the week. You (or the family) won’t be disappointed.
Curried Cabbage Mince Recipe
1 tablespoon oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon curry powder
3 cups shredded cabbage (approx. 1/4 large cabbage)
1 medium carrot, chopped
3 cups chicken stock
170g dried egg noodles (or 2 x 85 g sachets instant noodles)
Heat oil in large frying pan or wok over low heat. Saute onion until soft.
Stir in curry powder for about 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add mince and brown well.
Stir through cabbage and carrots for a minute. Break up noodles, add to pan along followed by the stock.
Bring everything to the boil for a few minutes, stirring well. Once the noodles are cooked, season to taste and serve.
The Klutzy Cook Notes
- If you use instant noodles, the flavour sachets could be used. In this case, replace the stock with water otherwise the dish may be too salty.
- Some egg noodles my need to be prepared before adding. Check the pack for instructions, and if they require more than a few minutes in boiling liquid, then prepare before adding to the final dish. The liquid added should also be reduced to around 2 cups.