Weeknight dinner inspiration: Beef and Cabbage Stir-fry

Beef and cabbage stir-fry is an absolute favourite in our household. It is packed full of vegetables and so delicious.

You can spice it up if you like hot food by adding more chillies or hot sauce. And the best part is that it is inexpensive and good for you too. 

Beef and Cabbage Stir-fry Recipe

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Recipe by Irene MullerCourse: DinnerCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy

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This easy stir-fry recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Ingredients -SAUCE

  • 4 tablespoons of soya sauce

  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar

  • 1/2 head green cabbage

  • 2 carrots

  • 3 red onions

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 500 g lean ground beef

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger

  • 3 chopped chillies (optional)

  • pinch of salt and pepper

  • dried herbs of your choice

  • 4 chopped green onions (scallions) optional

Method – SAUCE

  • Prepare the stir-fry sauce first. In a small bowl, mix the soya sauce and brown sugar together. Set the sauce aside.
  • Shred the vegetables so they are ready. Cut the cabbage in half, remove the core, and then finely shred the leaves of one half the cabbage, approximately 4-6 cups once shredded.

  • Peel two carrots, then use a grater to grate the carrots. Slice three onions.
  • Crush two cloves of garlic. Peel a knob of ginger using either a vegetable peeler or by scraping with the side of a spoon, then grate using a small-holed cheese grater.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cooking oil and mince and saute. When the mince is golden brown add sliced onions, garlic, ginger, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook the beef until browned, approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the carrots to the skillet and continue to stir then fold in the cabbage until slightly wilted. Lastly, stir in the prepared sauce. Add the chopped green onions (optional). Serve immediately.

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