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Beef & Cabbage Stir-fry

If you're looking for a healthy lunch alternative that is quick to make & easy to take with to the office, try this Beef & Cabbage Stir-fry.

Although vegetables are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet, they are not always easy to eat especially if you are not used to incorporating them into your daily routine. Can’t convince yourself to eat a salad? Do you want to use an easier and appealing way to add vegetables into the meals for yourself, friends or family? A stir-fry can definitely solve this ordeal! Get ready to evaluate your stand on vegetables after trying this easy Beef & Cabbage Stir-Fry recipe.

This recipe takes approximately 30 minutes to get ready so it can be a perfect choice for a healthy meal! All the ingredients are budget-friendly and so this dish is an easy one to incorporate into your lifestyle.

The recipe is highly customizable as well. If you do not prefer to use beef you can replace it for other meat sources such as pork or turkey. You can also choose to add other vegetables to make the dish more colourful – some ideas include adding carrots, mushrooms, bell peppers, broccoli or corn.

If you would like to include this dish alongside other food choices, you can serve it with soups, salads, steamed or fried rice, or noodles.

… and Healthy too!

The benefits of this delicious combination of beef and cabbage are very alluring. Cabbage is low in calories but enriched with essential vitamins. It is additionally a source of fibre, iron, potassium, magnesium, and folate alongside other important nutrients. It can help the body fight inflammation.

Alongside the cabbage in this recipe, beef is also a great healthy addition as it contains master antioxidants, high protein, and minerals. Moreover, it contains creatinine which can support your performance.

Whether you are interested in eating more vegetables, are looking for ways to make it easier to eat vegetables, or looking for a quick healthy recipe, this dish for Beef & Cabbage stir-fry is worth the try.

Beef and Cabbage Stir-fry

Beef & Cabbage Stir-fry

Irene Muller
If you're looking for a healthy lunch alternative that is quick to make & easy to take with to the office, try this Beef & Cabbage Stir-fry.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Global
Servings 2



  • 4 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar


  • 1/2 green cabbage head
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 3 red onions sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 500 gram lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp ginger fresh & grated
  • 3 chillies (optional) chopped
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • dried herbs of your choice
  • 4 green onions scallions (optional) chopped



  • 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
  • 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.
Keyword Beef, Cabbage, Stir-fry

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