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Asian Beef, Broccoli, and Cabbage Stir-Fry

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Asian Beef, Broccoli, and Cabbage Stir-Fry – so easy-to-make and healthy! Cabbage is cooked in a simple homemade Asian sauce until soft and very flavorful! Great dinner or side dish!

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The recipe is gluten free as I am using gluten-free tamari sauce.  Regular (non gluten-free) soy sauce can be used as well if you’re not gluten free. There are only very few very simple steps to making this recipe. Cook the beef, drain any fat from the skillet. Add chopped cabbage and garlic:

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Cook until cabbage is tender and reduces in volume:

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Stir in cooked (or blanched) broccoli. Add the homemade Asian sauce ingredients. Cook, constantly stirring. Season with salt if necessary.

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Your delicious stir-fry is ready! It’s a great way to use cabbage! You can easily double this recipe to use the whole cabbage head (this recipe uses only half of the cabbage head as it’s quite a lot of volume when chopped, and I was able to fit only half of it in my largest cooking pan).

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Asian Beef, Broccoli, and Cabbage Stir-Fry

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Asian Beef, Broccoli, and Cabbage Stir-Fry


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 head cabbage, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup cooked broccoli, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup tamari sauce (use less if using regular soy sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add ground beef and cook until cooked through. Drain any fat or liquid.
  2. To the same skillet, add chopped cabbage and garlic. Cook until cabbage is tender and reduces in volume. Stir in cooked (or blanched) broccoli.
  3. Add tamari sauce, ginger, and sesame oil and stir to combine - on medium heat.
  4. In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup water with 1 tablespoon cornstarch - and mix it in the bowl until smooth. Add the corn starch water to the skillet, mix with cabbage and cook on medium heat until heated through and sauce somewhat thickens, constantly stirring.
  5. Season with salt if necessary.



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  • Monica March 25, 2015, 4:40 pm

    Julia, I am finishing up a batch of cabbage stir-fry I made the other day tonight! I love to stir-fry cabbage but I just cook it with garlic and some dried shrimp and use it as a side. I’ve never added beef to it – great idea!

  • [email protected]'s Recipes March 26, 2015, 5:19 am

    I love this veggie heavy stirfry! Gorgeous colour and delicious flavour!

  • Stefanie March 28, 2015, 8:31 pm

    That green’s pretty radioactive. Turn the juice down. 🙁

    • You're an idiot, Stephanie. September 24, 2017, 3:40 pm

      You’re an idiot.

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen April 2, 2015, 11:30 pm

    Such a creative stir fry dish! I love that there is no rice. Going to make this one very soon. Thanks for sharing, my sweet friend!

  • Sarah April 5, 2015, 8:30 am

    Nothing beats stir-fry cabbage when they’re paired with ground beef. I can imagine this was very delicious! Love this and cannot wait to try it….simple and healthy.Pinned 🙂

  • Paula July 6, 2016, 12:36 pm

    Do you have a calorie per total on this recipe? Looks good!

  • Sheri November 8, 2017, 3:58 pm

    I made this with purple cabbage and shaved carrots. Not only was it delishish, it was beautiful!!

    • Julia November 13, 2017, 8:49 pm

      Thank you! I bet it did look quite colorful!

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