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Barbeque Beef San Choi Bao


Serves 4

A classic Chinese dish if ever there was, this San Choi Bao is made with beef and smokey Chinese barbeque sauce. Low in fat and big in flavour, it’s always a favourite at dinner time.

Per serve: 1369kj (326cal); 10.2g total fat (3.8g saturated fat)


You’ll need

500g lean beef mince
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 can water chestnuts, finely sliced
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 chilli, finely chopped (optional)
4 spring onions, finely chopped
2 cup cooked rice vermicelli (about 65g uncooked)
1 iceberg lettuce or 2 butter/green oak lettuce, washed and separated out into lettuce cups

Let’s go

Heat oil in large wok or frypan and add beef, garlic and ginger. Cook for 6-7 minutes until beef is browned. Add chilli, water chestnuts, hoisin and soy sauces.  Cook for a minute or so before adding spring onion and rice vermicelli. Stir through and serve in lettuce cups.

Why it’s good for you
San choi bao is a lovely light Chinese dish made with protein (usually chicken or pork), served in lettuce cups. This recipe adds something special with the hoisin sauce. I reckon everything tastes better with hoisin!
Per serve: 1369kj (326cal); 10.2g total fat (3.8g saturated fat); 2.7g fibre


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