Sunday, February 4, 2007

Black Pepper Beef and Caggage Stir Fry

This one came from We had no leftovers and even the kids ate it.

Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

2 tablespoons oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 small head cabbage, shredded
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Saute garlic for about 5 seconds, the add ground beef. Stir until beef is evenly brown. Stir in cabbage and pepper, and cook until vegetables are tender and beef is fully cooked. Stir in soy sauce. Mix together cornstarch and water and stir in. Season with black pepper. Cook, stirring, until sauce has thickened.

* I skipped the cornstarch step because I didn't have any and it was still good, probably not as thick as it was supposed to be, but it went well served over rice. I was also pretty heavy handed with the black pepper. I used way more than a teaspoon so ours was extra peppery.