This mince stir fry is the ideal diet-friendly dinner! Turkey thigh mince is a great value buy and has plenty of flavour – win win in our books. Malaysian-Mince-Stir-Fry-1




What you need:

200g green beans

1tbsp sesame oil

1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into strips

1 bunch spring onions, cut into long strips

500g turkey thigh mince

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2tsp red chilli paste

2tbsp ketjap manis

2tbsp Thai fish sauce

Rice noodles or rice, to serve


What you need to do:

  • Lightly cook the green beans in boiling water for 3 mins, drain. At the same time, heat 2tsp sesame oil in a large frying pan or wok. Add the red pepper and spring onions and stir-fry over a high heat for 3 mins to soften. Tip the vegetables onto a plate.
  • Add the remaining sesame oil to the pan with the turkey thigh mince. Stir-fry over a high heat for 5 mins until browned and cooked through. Reduce the heat to medium and add the garlic, chilli paste, ketjap manis and Thai fish sauce. Stir and simmer for 5 mins until sauce is sticky.
  • Return the pepper and spring onions to the pan with the green beans. Toss together and heat through for 2 mins. Serve with rice noodles or rice.

Food editor’s top tip: Ketjap manis is an Indonesian sweet soy sauce available in most supermarkets. If you don’t have any, use soy sauce with a pinch of brown sugar.

Per serving:  194 calories, 6g fat, (1.5g saturated fat) 6g carbs