Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

Ommm nom nom. i really really like Asian inspired food. Since we really dont have any GOOD Asian food around here i occasionally need to make it at home or i will explode! Yesterday i made this stir fry and it makes a ton!!!

Beef and Cabbage stir fry

2lbs thin cut beef sirloin cut into small pieces 
2 cloves of garlic minced 
2 medium or one large onion
1 bell pepper cut in bite sized pieces 
2 carrots shredded (or buy matchstick!)
1 large head of savory cabbage 

heat about 2 tablespoons of butter or oil in a LARGE wok or skillet to medium high
add the garlic and cook until aromatic then add the beef! 
cook, turning until browned. its ok if its pink inside! 
remove contents to a bowl to sit 

reduce heat to medium
add cabbage, onion, carrots, and bell peppers
put enough water in the pan so that your stir fry doesnt stick or burn
you may need to add more as the cabbage cooks and wilts down! 
its ok! just add a few tablespoons at a time 
when the veggies are almost done return the beef and pan drippings to the pan with the stir fry 
crank up the heat to medium high to cook out the liquid. 
Dont forget to stir!!
allow to cook stiring occasionally until your veggies are tender and the cabbage is mostly translucent 

for the sauce:
wisk together 
1/4 cup natural crunchy peanut butter
at least 1/4 cup soy sauce 
1-2 tsp sesame seed oil
1 tablespoon sugar 
1/4 cup orange juice if you feel like it! 

taste the sauce as you are mixing it. Adjust measurements to your liking. i dont like my sauce with orange juice in it so i just omit that step completely and use a little more soy sauce. Most peanut sauces also call for a bit of rice vinegar but i HATE vinegary things so i dont put that either! 

pour sauce over the stir fry and toss to combine :) 

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