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Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

Are you a parent who is always fighting with your little ones to eat their fruits and vegetables? At some point in our lives, we all went through the “green food is gross” stage.

What if you served them dinner that they could barely taste the yummy vegetables in? Try our Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry next family night and I bet they will be shocked to find out what’s in it after they gulp it down. 

Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

Which side pairs best with this dish?

This dish 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. 

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. The first time we tried tofu in this recipe it was hard to determine which one was better the flavor was so similar. 

Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

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. Let us know in the comment section below!

Grocery List:

2 tablespoon vegetable oil

4 cloves garlic, chopped

½ pound ground beef

½ small head of cabbage shredded finely

1 red bell pepper, cut into strips

2 tablespoons of Soy Sauce

1 teaspoon of Cornstarch

½ cup cold water

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 pinch of salt to taste 

How to make Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry:

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

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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,

Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

ENJOY!

Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

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Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
4.2 from 5 votes

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ small head of cabbage shredded finely
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons of Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Cornstarch
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch of salt to taste

Instructions

  • 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!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 351mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g
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