Cabbage Stir Fry with Turkey/Beef Mix

Cabbage Stir Fry with Turkey/Beef Mix

I love cabbage, don’t you? If you don’t, you can learn to. Just keep trying it. In my  house, my husband and I love this cabbage dish because it reminds us of a wonderful little restaurant in Indianapolis called Min Ching’s. We ate there often while we were dating and continued the tradition up to the point that we visit when we are in town these days.

They have a dish called “House Beef”. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. If you are ever on the East side of Indianapolis, stop in and try it out. It will be worth your time. Anyway, back to the recipe…

I like to mix half turkey, half beef to cut down on fat for hubby who has high cholesterol. You can use all beef if you do not.

Cabbage Stir Fry with Turkey/Beef Mix
Author: Crabby Housewife
  • Head of cabbage
  • Soy sauce
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Red pepper
  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 pound ground turkey use 1/2 pound all ground beef if you do not want to do half and half
  • Olive oil
  1. Mix the turkey and ground beef complete and brown in a skillet.
  2. If using 90% lean beef, you may need to add a little oil as the turkey tends to stick without a higher fat content beef. Just watch it. You'll know if you need to add a drizzle of oil.
  3. Chop the cabbage. The style doesn't really matter. I like mine in thin slivers. Make sure they are small enough to eat easily.
  4. In a large skillet, drizzle a couple of tablespoons of olive oil over the bottom.
  5. Set heat to medium and allow to heat for about three minutes.
  6. Add 1 clove of crushed garlic (fresh is best), 1/4 cup of diced onions and stir for two minutes.
  7. Add cabbage to the pan.
  8. Stir until the cabbage starts to brown. The cabbage will reduce a lot.
  9. Turn off heat.
  10. Sprinkle a dash or two (not much!) of red pepper
  11. Shake on about 1/8 cup of soy sauce and then add ground beef/turkey mix and stir thoroughly.
  12. Dinner is ready and delicious.

Interesting Fact: This dish is tasty but doesn’t really keep well, so you’ll want to eat it all. Please don’t feed to your dog as it has onions in it and dogs shouldn’t have onions.

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Crabby Housewife

AuthorCrabby Housewife

Lori is a full-time housewife and writer, living in the Midwest with her husband of 27 years - they have two daughters. They have a house full of pets and her house is never quite perfect.