This tasty little dish provides a gentle introduction to some oriental flavours, helped along by the novelty of eating with chop sticks or “chip chops” as Lentil calls them! There are loads of different types of toddler training chop sticks available online or in some high street stores.
300g rump steak
70g green beans, trimmed and chopped in half / three
1cm fresh ginger, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
80g bean sprouts
small handful of coriander, finely chopped
4 spring onions, sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
Noodles / rice to serve
If meat is tough it takes too long for kids to chew with their little milk teeth. They soon get bored and lose their appetite, or they just spit it out! So if your meat is a little on the tough side, cut it into smaller pieces and cook for a little longer to tenderise.
Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based frying pan. Add the garlic, beef and ginger and cook over a high heat until the meat is browned. Next add the green beans, spring onions, beansprouts and cook for a further 5 minutes until the meat is cooked through and the beans have a bit to them. Take off the heat and sprinkle with the coriander.
Serve with rice or mashed potato and don’t forget the “chip chops”!