Got to share this with you! We had this for tea tonight and it was gorgeous.
Literally. I could have gorged myself on it! Apologies for the messy plate but I was too keen to get stuck in.
2 x pork loin steaks (£4 for 6 at Asda, cost for this meal approx £1.33)
1 each of red, yellow and greenpeppers (99p for 3 at Tesco and Asda)
200g mushrooms (£1.37 for 650g from Asda, cost for this meal approx 45p)
1 onion, sliced (approx 20p)
2 portions of fine egg noodles (Sharwoods used tonight, cost for this meal approx 50p)
1 chicken stockcube (I use Knorr stock pots, cost around 25p each)
Smoked paprika, olive oil, garlic powder and lemon juice (combined cost no more than approx 50p)
(TOTAL COST = £4.25 approx, giving 2 generous portions)
1. Slice peppers, onions, pork steaks and mushrooms into strips.
2. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and add a teaspoon of smoked paprika and about half a teaspoon of garlic powder (use fresh if you prefer).
3. Add the pork and after a couple of minutes add the onions, peppers and mushrooms. Stir it all round until all the paprika juices coat everything.
4. Make half a pint of chicken stock (I just put a stockpot into a mug and topped it up with boiling water). Add to the frying pan and give it a good stir.
5. It will need to simmer for about 15 minutes or so to give the stock chance to reduce slightly and for all the pork and peppers to soften and cook properly.
6. While that’s doing put a large pan of salted, boiling water on and cook the noodles according to the pack instructions. I used dried fine egg noodles and they only took 3 minutes to cook.
7. Taste the gravy round the pork and the peppers and add lemon juice, salt and pepper as required.
8. Drain the noodles and divide between two dishes. Add the pepper and pork mixture on top (share it if you must!) and dig in.
I was thinking as I cooked this one tonight that if I did it up to the adding the stock stage, this would do very nicely as a filling for tortilla wraps. Just add a bit of sour cream to the wrap and Bob’s your uncle, as they say. Nice!