Char Siu Beef with Broccolini – An alternative to the weekly Spag Bol

Posted: October 3, 2012 in Mince, Noodles
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Spaghetti bolognese featured on our meal plan weekly as a child and I’m sure it continues to in many households. Not that there is anything wrong with Spag bol. Some times we just feel like spag bol. But often it’s our go to meal because it’s quick and easy and lets admit it, the last thing you need on a week night is a complex recipe. This is a fantastic alternative to spaghetti bolognese. It takes less time to cook and well it just isn’t the same ole šŸ˜‰ It definitely is yummy though and very satisfying! Both children loved it. The downside is, there isn’t enough for another meal, drats!

Note:- I left the chilli, peanuts and coriander out. On a week night I don’t ‘dress up’ the meals too much. I’m more concerned with getting it to the dinner table on time. However I’m sure it would have made a lovely addition. I did however add a carrot, sliced and added this just before I put the broccolini in. I didn’t blanch the broccolini, just allowed it to cook in the pan with the mince and juices. Char siu sauce can be found in the Asian aisle of any good supermarket. Chinese rice wine (Shaohsing) can be purchased from an Asian grocer or if you are lucky a supermarket.

Char Siu Beef with Broccolini

Recipe By: Delicious October 2012 pg 48
Serving Size: 4
Cuisine: Asian
Main Ingredient: Mince
Categories: Stir Fry, Noodles, Mince, Weekday meal

-= Ingredients =-
500 gram beef mince
100 gram Rice noodles ; thin, vermicelli
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
2 cloves Garlic ; chopped
2 cm Ginger ; grated
1/4 cup Chinese rice wine ; shaohsing
1/4 cup Char siu sauce ; (chinese barbecue sauce)
2 bunch Broccolini ; trimmed, blanched, refreshed
1/3 cup Peanuts ; unsalted, roasted, chopped
1 each Red chilli ; sliced
Coriander ; leaves, to serve

-= Instructions =-
Cook noodles according to packet instructions. Drain. Set aside. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frypan or wok over high heat. Add the garlic, beef and ginger, then cook, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon, for 3-4 minutes until the beef is browned. Add the rice wine and char sui sauce, then simmer for 1 minute. Add the broccolini and stir until warmed through. Divide the noodles among plates and top with the beef mixture. Garnish with peanuts, chilli and coriander then serve.


  1. Susan says:

    That sounds and looks so yummo…. Just cant see though how much mince you used in this recipe?

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