Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry is an Asian-style recipe that will expand your culinary cookbook, as a result; you get a delicious home-cooked meal your family will think you stopped to pick up on the way home. Stir fry is a Chinese tradition of cooking meat and vegetables in a small batch of super-hot oil to fry everything quickly and evenly. As a result, a glorious aroma will fill your kitchen and every ingredient is still vibrant without being over-cooked. In short, this recipe is a great beginning step for anyone who wants to broaden their culinary experience without having to use a ton of specialty ingredients.
Which side pairs best with this recipe?
Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry is a twist on a traditional Asian-style dish which means the most popular option is fried or white rice. Make a bed of your rice preference on the plate and layer with your beef and cabbage mixture pouring over extra sauce to soak into the rice. Rice absorbs all the flavor from the stir-fry within a few minutes for a complete dish. Trying to be a little more health-conscious? Pair this main course with a salad to break up the richness of the dish. Any type of salad you prefer is fine but if you want to keep with the flavor style we recommend using Seasame oil or an Asian-inspired dressing. Are you a carb lover? Try adding egg rolls or spring rolls as an appetizer or side with the Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry.
Can I substitute the meat?
The wonderful thing about this meal is the main ingredient is interchangeable. If you prefer a tender sliced chicken it works just as wonderfully as the beef does with a more subtle flavor. Are you a vegetarian who likes to enjoy the flavor but none of the meat? Add tofu to your stir-fry in place of the ground beef. I promise you the seasoning will trick you into believing it’s real meat. When we first tried tofu in this recipe it was hard to determine which one was better the flavor was so similar.
Whether you are trying to feed your family healthy options while getting their greens or just a lover of Asian-style food, this recipe is for you! We would love to hear what changes you made to better suit your taste buds and how you served it.
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1⁄2 pound ground beef
1⁄2 small head of cabbage shredded finely
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
2 tablespoons of Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon of Cornstarch
1⁄2 cup cold water
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch of salt to taste
Let’s dive into cooking your family’s new favorite dinner!
Step 1: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and add your oil. (Or use a wok if you have one)
Step 2: Saute your garlic for about 5 seconds, then add ground beef to the pan
Step 3: Stir-fry until beef is evenly browned for 5-7 minutes (Drain excess fat)
Step 4: Stir in your shredded cabbage and pepper
Step 5: Cook until vegetables are tender and beef is cooked fully
Step 6: Mix and stir in the cornstarch and water
Step 7: Add and season with pepper, and then add salt to taste
Step 8: Cook and continue to stir until sauce thickens a bit
Serve hot, and ENJOY!
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What a delicious dinner!
Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 4 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 ⁄2 pound ground beef
- 1 ⁄2 small head of cabbage shredded finely
- 1 red bell pepper cut into strips
- 2 tablespoons of Soy Sauce
- 1 teaspoon of Cornstarch
- 1 ⁄2 cup cold water
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 pinch of salt to taste
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and add your oil
Or use a wok if you have one
- Saute your garlic for about 5 seconds, then add ground beef to the pan
- Stir-fry until beef is evenly browned for 5-7 minutes. Drain excess fat
Stir in your shredded cabbage and pepper
- Cook until vegetables are tender and beef is cooked fully
- Mix and stir in the cornstarch and water
- Add and season with pepper, and then add salt to taste
- Cook and continue to stir until sauce thickens a bit
- Serve hot, and ENJOY!