A very simple Chinese stir-fry dish which is fabulous in taste. I saw my husband going for two additional servings of it and I had to remind him to leave some for the rest of the family! Serve with hot steamed rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat, and add oil. Saute garlic for about 5 seconds, then add ground beef. Stir-fry until beef is evenly brown, 5 to 7 minutes; drain excess fat.

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  • 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 pepper; add salt to taste. Cook, stirring, until sauce has thickened.

Nutrition Facts

280.3 calories; protein 11.6g 23% DV; carbohydrates 9.5g 3% DV; fat 22.1g 34% DV; cholesterol 48.2mg 16% DV; sodium 547.3mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
We used ground beef sirlion, beef broth instead of water, a pinch of salt, Lawry's seasoning salt, Accent seasoning, onions, sesame oil, and added a combination of red and yellow bell peppers. Along with Minute Rice cooked in the remaining beef broth, this meal took at least 10 minutes instead of the five minutes suggested, but a quick meal regardless and very tasty! My hubby said it tasted like a lettuce wrap from PF Chang's ^_^ Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2006
This was just OK. Personally I didn't like the taste of ground beef in a stir fry. Would prefer to make this with strips of beef. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2006
We used ground beef sirlion, beef broth instead of water, a pinch of salt, Lawry's seasoning salt, Accent seasoning, onions, sesame oil, and added a combination of red and yellow bell peppers. Along with Minute Rice cooked in the remaining beef broth, this meal took at least 10 minutes instead of the five minutes suggested, but a quick meal regardless and very tasty! My hubby said it tasted like a lettuce wrap from PF Chang's ^_^ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2006
Looking for a quick meal? This one is fabulous. I recommend, however, cutting the cabbage very thin with a mandolin and using a larger portion of the vegetables. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2004
This was really great and fast. I used green bell peppers. Everyone liked it. The only thing that I did different was that I doubled the recipe and I didn't add as much soy sauce as stated. After it was cooked we added more soy sauce to everyones individual taste. Veg's were still crisp as well. Note: Don't leave a lid on it if you want the veg's crisp. They will sog up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2006
Wow!! SOOO good. I doubled the recipe and only used one red pepper (actually it was an orange pepper) and replaced the other pepper with an onion which I cooked with the garlic and hamburger. Per other reviewers suggestions I used a generous amount of salt (thoroughly ground into the thoroughly-ground-up hamburger meat of course). My only beef (pun intended) with the recipe is that the purported total cooking and prep time is fifteen minutes (LOL)!! It s more like an HOUR and fifteen minutes!! This goes very well with this sesame green beans recipe (http://sidedish.allrecipes.com/az/SsmGrnBns.asp). Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2006
This was just OK. Personally I didn't like the taste of ground beef in a stir fry. Would prefer to make this with strips of beef. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2007
This was so wonderful! We couldn't stop eating it. I used ground round so I didn't have to drain any grease off. I added a cube of beef bouillon 1/2 tsp or so of onion powder and substituted hot oil otherwise followed as directed. Served this with Puerto Rican steamed rice. This is so delicious and so economical too! Thank you Pearlie for posting this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2006
Excellent! I really enjoyed this. I adjusted the recipe for what I had on hand and double it with the exception of the bell pepper. I used ground turkey and added a beef bullion cube and 2 tbsp of worcestershire sauce to the meat mixture to give it more of a beef flavor. I also added some diced onion, sauted them with the bell pepper and served it over Jasmine rice. Yummy! This recipe was so fast and easy... great for week nights. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2006
I wasn't sure how well we would like this recipe just as it was, but it turned out very good. I did add some hot chile oil and added an orange bell pepper with the red. I made double the sauce since we lke stir fry saucy. I will definitely make this again and may add broccoli nex time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2005
This was my most adventurous attempt to date and I am happy to say it was a hit! I took advice from some other reviewers and added some spices and a little more soy...but overall it was tasty and quick! Hubby liked it and baby girl is still eating her serving with gusto. Thanks for the great quick recipe Perlie! Read More
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