Monday 17 October 2016

Chop Suey - Aussie Style

 Chop suey was one of the first recipes I learn to make as a newly wed.  It's cheap,  easy and quite good for you..  It's full of flavour and full of veggies.

250 - 300 grams of mince beef
2 cups of frozen beans, corn, peas ( combined )
1 stick celery finely sliced
3 - 4 mushrooms sliced
Broccoli and cauliflower florets cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon curry powder
Salt, pepper and chives / parsley to taste
2 handfuls of cabbage,  spinach or silverbeet finely chopped
1/2 pack 2 min noodles
1/2 packet of chicken noodle soup
Dried onion flakes and garlic granules ( or fresh )
I medium carrot,  peeled and finely sliced 

Cut all veggies and place in microwave veggie steamer and cook in microwave on high for 8 mins. 
While the veggies are cooking, cook the mince in large electric frypan.  
Put the chicken noodle soup into a measuring jug and add 1 cup of boiling water and stir. Add to the meat  
When veggies are cooked, add them to the meat. Add curry powder and seasonings to taste. Stir well. 
Add cabbage / silverbeet / spinach on top of the meat and veggies and place the lid on for 5 mins. Stir everything together and add extra water if needed. 
Add cooked and drained 2 min noodles just before serving. 
Serve with a dash of soy sauce and  rice or mashed potato on the side.  
Serves 4 - 5 people  
*  Yummy as leftovers on toast 
*  Can be made with chicken and bacon as an alternative - known as Chop Chicken 
*  Leftovers can be frozen 
*  You can use any veggies you want and as many as you want 


  1. Hi Wendy,

    Yum, love Chop suey. It's such a budget friendly meal and you need very little meat.


  2. I remember my Mum making this when I was a girl. She was a single mum so money had to stretch a long way so this was often on the menu.

  3. yum this looks good Wendy! And look at all the goodness of those veggies! I will give this a try. I think it would be good with pork mince too!

  4. Nothing to do with chop suey, but.....
    On some of the English frugal blogs, there is mention of a site called Ziffit, which allows you to sell books and DVDs online. You obtain a price for each one by scanning in a barcode. Does anyone know of a similar site in Australia?


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