Toddler-friendly recipes: crispy beef noodlesDecember 11, 2016
Our recipes series with chef and mum Lyndsay from I Eat My Peas continues with this quick and easy noodle stir-fry, which can be adapted for weaning babies and grown-ups alike.
Lyndsay says, “My daughter loves getting messy and she has great fun with this noodle dish. It’s debatable how much makes it into her mouth but she seems to enjoy the whole experience and thats good enough for me. Meanwhile, my husband and I love it too and its so quick and simple we often have it for last minute weekend lunches”.
Serves 2 adults and 1-2 small children
2 tbsp sunflower oil
250 g beef mince
75g red pepper, finely sliced
75g baby sweetcorn, sliced
2 garlic clove, crushed
1 1/2 tsp reduced-salt soy sauce
11/2 tsp ground cumin
11/2 tsp ground coriander
90g egg noodles
100g broccoli, (I always use frozen but break up the florets if large)
2 tbsp water
In a large frying pan or wok heat the oil and brown off the mince – there should be no liquid left in the pan once this has been achieved. Add the red pepper and baby corn. Cook for a couple of minutes before adding the garlic. Cook for 1 minute and add the spices and soy sayce. Cook for a couple more minutes and then remove from the heat and put to one side.
Meanwhile, soak the noodles and broccoli in boiling water for 3-5 minutes or until softened but not completely cooked. Drain and add to the wok along with 2 tbsp water. Turn the heat up high and stir fry for a few minutes before removing and allowing to cool slightly before serving.
For early weaning: blitz down and add a little more water to give a loose consistency
Just for adults or older kids: serve scattered with toasted sesame seeds, sliced spring onions, and a drizzle of sriracha sauce.
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