Super quick to make, this delicious stir fry is packed with vegetables and is a great budget family dish too coming in at under £1 per serving. You can throw in any frozen veg that you have to hand; sliced peppers, mushrooms, spinach...
Keep it mild for younger children; spicing it up at the table by adding chilli flakes to taste for those with a more adventurous palate.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety and hygiene rules; tidy away; use measuring spoons; cut using bridge/claw technique safely; use the hob (with adult supervision).
Chopping board, knife, saucepan, colander/sieve, frying pan, garlic crusher, measuring spoons, wooden spoon/spatula, can opener.
Allergens (please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use):
Wheat | Gluten | Soya | May contain eggs
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 250g wholewheat noodles
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 500g pork mince
- 400g can of chopped tomatoes
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1 red pepper, de-seeded and diced (or use frozen sliced peppers)
- 3 tbsp soy sauce, reduced salt
- Cook the wholewheat noodles as per the packet instructions; drain and set aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep-sided frying pan until hot.
- Add the onion, garlic, chilli powder and mince and stir fry over a high heat for 8-10 minutes until the mince is brown all over.
- Add the red pepper and bamboo shoots (if using) and fry for a further minute or two.
- Add the tomatoes and cook for a further 2 - 3 minutes.
- Stir in the cooked noodles and soy sauce, heat through and serve immediately.
So thinking about Chilli Pork Noodles...
Wheat noodles are low in fat and sugar, and are a good source of starchy carbohydrates which give us energy. Wholegrain varieties are available which contain more fibre.
Pork is a good source of high quality protein, B vitamins, iron and zinc.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
per 366g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 523kJ / 125kcal
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