Chinese macaroni is a family friendly, delicious and quick pasta dish. It is filled with vegetables: Carrots, mushrooms, onions, green onion and chinese cabbage. Chinese cabbage is a light green. It is softer and sweeter than regular green cabbage. This dish is also filled with umami flavours: Ground beef and pork, mushrooms, onions and soy sauce.
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What do I need?
Cook macaroni: Bring salted water to a boil for the macaroni. Continue to step 2 until the water is boiling. Add the macaroni, combine and cook for 6 to 7 minutes. Once cooked to taste, drain the macaroni using a strainer. Set aside.
Gluten Friendly: Cook the macaroni for 6 to 7 minutes.
Prepare the vegetables: Wash and rinse all produce. Slice the mushrooms, chinese cabbage and green onions. Dice the onion and carrots.
Cook the vegetables and meat: Lightly oil a pan and cook the mushrooms and onion on medium heat for 5 minutes.
Add the ground meat, salt & pepper (use very little salt) to the onion and mushrooms. Break up the ground beef & pork.
Add the chinese cabbage and carrots. Cook on medium heat until the meat is fully cooked and the vegetables are tender.
Prepare the sauce: In a small bowl, add the sweet soy sauce and water (6 tbsp, 3/4 cup, 1 cup + 2 tbsp). Combine.
Assemble: Add the cooked macaroni and the sweet soy sauce to the pan. Combine on medium heat until the sauce is evenly distributed.
Serve & garnish: Serve and ganish with the green onion and the sesame seeds.
What's in my kit?
Note: Full list of ingredients at the bottom of the page.
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Cooking with Kids
Lacey Engel, Registred Dietician
Owner of Beyond Baby Nutrition
There is soy sauce and a bit of brown sugar in the chinese macaroni sauce. These sweet and salty flavours are “yum” foods for many kids.
Serve “yum” foods, with new foods (maybe like chinese cabbage). When your child sees food they recognize it may entice them to explore new foods too.
Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help by completing step 1, 4 & 6:
- Cook the macaroni
- Prepare the sauce
- Garnish the chinese macaroni
Dr. Craig Herrington, Nathuropath
Owner of Regina Naturopathic
When it reaches maturity, the seasame seed pod bursts open releasing the seeds. Open Sesame! The phrase (from Arabian Nights) refers to the unlocking of treasure.
- lean ground beef & pork
- macaroni (Durum wheat semolina, niacin, folic acid, ferrous sulfate, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate)
- chinese cabbage
- chineese macaroni sauce (soy sauce, dark soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce(water, onions, vinegar, sugar, tamarind, GF soy sauce, chili paste, potassium sorbate, mustard seed, ginger, pepper), brown sugar, cornstarch, garlic granules)
- green onion
- sesame seeds
- macaroni (corn flour, rice flour, mono- and diglycerides)
- chineese macaroni sauce (Liquid soy sauce sasoning: (Soybean vegetable protein and purified water), date syrup and or molasses, Worcestershire sauce (water, onions, vinegar, sugar, tamarind, GF soy sauce, chili paste, potassium sorbate, mustard seed, ginger, pepper), brown sugar, cornstarch, garlic granules)
Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free.