February 06, 2018

Chinese Tomato Pork Mince with Veg

This Chinese tomato pork mince with veg on udon was cooked by G. Not me, but G.

G rarely cooks and on the occasions that he does, it's usually because I'm away from home and he has to fend for himself. It's not like he can't cook though because he's made decent meals before, like an impressive cheat's katsu curry (using ready made breadcrumbed turkey and Japanese curry blocks) and a less impressive pasta with pesto, tuna and broccoli.

But he's made a vow to learn to cook some easy home made dishes to feed Isaac with and I am happy to say that he's aced this recipe by his second attempt.

Chinese style tomato sauce is light, sweet and homely to taste and I often refer to it as Chinese style spag bol. This is only a loose translation for this dish though, since there are plenty of other variations that also fit into this title. It goes especially well with udon and rice, but also works with spaghetti, egg noodles and vermicelli. 

Isaac is now 19 months and more or less eating what we eat, so cooking these days is a lot simpler for our family of 3. If you wish to amend this to suit babies under 1, omit the oyster sauce, soya sauce, ketchup, cook and blend until smooth.

Gather your ingredients. Cooking is much easier when you have everything that you need laid out and washed/chopped, ready to cook.

Chop the onions and tomatoes.

Heat oil in the wok and when oil is hot, brown the mince. Sprinkle white pepper, garlic powder and sesame oil all over the pork mince, then break up the mince and fry until half cooked. Add in the oyster sauce, soya sauce, ketchup and mix well.

Push the mince to one side and add in the onion and tomatoes.

After 2 minutes, add in the spinach and the half cup of water. Let it simmer for a few minutes, stirring now and then, until all the spinach has wilted. Take off heat and serve with udon, noodles or rice.

 
Ingredients:
500g pack of pork mince
100g spinach/large bowl of spinach
1 onion
3 tomatoes
Few dashes white pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup of water

Directions:
1. Peel the onion, wash the spinach and tomatoes, and then dice up the onions and tomatoes
2. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and when the oil is hot, add in the pork mince
3. Sprinkle the white pepper, garlic powder and sesame oil all over the pork mince, then break up the mince and fry until half cooked. Add in the oyster sauce, soya sauce, ketchup and mix well
4. Add the onions and tomatoes into the pan, give it a good stir for 2 minutes and then add in the spinach
5. Pour in half a cup of water to create the sauce
6. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring now and then, until all the spinach has wilted. Take off heat and serve with udon, noodles or rice


I hope you guys enjoy this Chinese tomato pork mince with veg recipe!

More Chinese recipes here. 


3 comments

  1. Love the Chinese tomato pork mince with veggies! My mom makes something similar but I didn't know it can be combined with udon! Looks delicious! The time factor is very important! Thanks for sharing :)

    exquisitely.me

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    1. Thank you! It's a very versatile dish and also works well with rice, spaghetti and even Chinese style soup macaroni pasta!

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