Beef Chinese Macaroni

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, mushrooms, onions and soy sauce.

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What do I need?

Preparation

1

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.

2

Prepare the vegetables: Wash and rinse all produce. Slice the mushrooms, chinese cabbage and green onions.  Dice the onion and carrots.  

3

Cook the vegetables and ground beef: Lightly oil a pan and cook the mushrooms and onion on medium heat for 5 minutes

Add the ground beef, salt and pepper (use very little salt) to the onion and mushrooms. Break up the ground beef.
Add the chinese cabbage and carrots. Cook on medium heat until the beef is fully cooked and the vegetables are tender.

4

Prepare the sauce: In a small bowl, add the sweet soy sauce and water (6 tbsp, 3/4 cup, 1 cup + 2 tbsp). Combine.

5

Assemble: Add the cooked macaroni  and the sweet soy sauce to the pan. Combine on medium heat until the sauce is evenly distributed. 

6

Serve & garnish: Serve and ganish with the green onion and the sesame seeds

What's in my kit?

Included

2 portions

4 portions

6 portions

macaroni

180 gr

360 gr

540 gr

onion

1

2

3

mushrooms

70 gr

140 gr

210 gr

carrots

75 gr

150 gr

225 gr

chinese cabbage

100 gr

200 gr

300 gr

ground beef

220 gr

440 gr

660 gr

sweet soy sauce

70 ml

140 ml

220 ml

green onion

1

2

3

sesame seeds

1 tbsp

2 tbsp

3 tbsp

Note: Full list of ingredients at the bottom of the page.

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Colour: 
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Price
 (SLGA): $14.62

Deinhard green label Riesling 
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Cooking with Kids

Lacey Engel, Registred Dietician

Owner of Beyond Baby Nutrition

Yum foods 
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

Health Fact

Dr. Craig Herrington, Nathuropath

Owner of Regina Naturopathic

SESAME SEED
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.

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Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free. 

Ingredients

  • lean ground beef
  • macaroni (Durum wheat semolina, niacin, folic acid, ferrous sulfate, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate)
  • chinese cabbage
  • onion
  • carrots
  • mushrooms
  • sweet soy 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

Nutritional Information

Weight Watchers Smart Points

Nutritional Information