I get SO MANY superior concepts from the splendidly artistic minds of my readers. You provide a lot inspiration, experience, and concepts, which makes running a blog a lot enjoyable. 🙂 One reader shared with me not too long ago that she put a southwest spin on my traditional Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry. I used to be so in love with that concept that I needed to attempt it myself. I’m completely satisfied to report that this Southwest Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry is a tasty strategy to change issues up if and once you get bored with Asian flavors. It’s simply as simple and scrumptious as the unique… ‘cept completely different. 😉
And I remorse to say that I can’t discover the unique remark the place the concept for a Southwest Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry was shared with me (was it on Facebook? Instagram? An e mail? I can’t discover it!) to thanks personally right here, so in case you’re studying this, THANK YOU.
I stored this Southwest Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry quite simple to make the preparation simple, however you may go just a little additional and add issues like sliced black olives and even some crispy tortilla strips. I believe skinny little crunchy tortilla strips could be an incredible texture addition to this stir fry (add after cooking). A couple of thinly sliced recent jalapeños would even be wonderful on prime for these of you who like issues spicy (hello, me!). You can actually go loopy with this one and prime it with absolutely anything that you simply like on tacos or taco salad. The two issues that I believe wouldn’t skip, although, are the taco sauce and inexperienced onions. That tangy taco sauce actually brightens the flavors and provides one other dimension that takes the dish up about ten ranges. You can sub your favourite sizzling sauce in case you don’t have taco sauce, so long as it has a vinegar base.
Southwest Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
Southwest Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
Total Cost: $5.68
Cost Per Serving: $1.42
- ½ head inexperienced cabbage, shredded (about 5 cups) $zero.85
- 1 Tbsp cooking oil $zero.04
- ½ lb. floor beef $1.99
- 2 cloves garlic, minced $zero.16
- 1 Tbsp chili powder* $zero.30
- ½ tsp cumin $zero.05
- Salt to style $zero.05
- 10oz. can diced tomatoes with inexperienced chiles** $zero.99
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels $zero.44
- 2 inexperienced onions, sliced $zero.21
- Taco sauce or sizzling sauce to style $zero.60
- Remove any broken outer leaves from the cabbage and provides it a superb rinse. Remove the core, then finely shred the leaves. Set the shredded cabbage apart.
- Add the cooking oil, floor beef, minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, and a pinch of salt to a big skillet. Cook over medium warmth, breaking apart the meat as you go, till the meat is totally browned. If utilizing the next fats content material beef, drain the surplus fats from the skillet.
- Drain a lot of the liquid from the diced tomatoes, then add them to the skillet together with the frozen corn kernels. Sauté over medium warmth till the corn is heated by and a lot of the liquid on the underside of the skillet has evaporated. Taste the combination and add extra salt as wanted.
- Add the shredded cabbage and sauté for only a couple minutes extra, or till the cabbage simply turns into barely wilted. Top with sliced inexperienced onions and a drizzle of taco sauce or sizzling sauce, then serve.
To make this recipe even sooner and simpler, use bagged shredded cabbage and substitute the garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt with a packet of taco seasoning.
Step by Step Photos
Begin by finely shredding half of head of inexperienced cabbage, or about 5 cups as soon as shredded. If wanted, you should use bagged pre-shredded cabbage.
Add 1 Tbsp cooking oil, half of lb. floor beef, 2 cloves of garlic (minced), 1 Tbsp chili powder, half of tsp cumin, and a pinch of salt to a big skillet. Sauté over medium warmth till the meat is totally browned. If you’re utilizing a excessive fats content material beef, drain the surplus fats away earlier than the subsequent step.
Add one cup frozen corn kernels and a drained 10oz. can of diced tomatoes with chiles.
I used a generic model of diced tomatoes with chiles, however that is principally Rotel tomatoes. If you possibly can’t discover one thing related, you should use a small can of petite diced tomatoes and a small can of diced inexperienced chiles.
Sauté the substances within the skillet for a couple of minutes, or till the corn is heated by and a lot of the liquid within the backside of the skillet has evaporated (it’s okay for there to be a little bit of saucy moisture, simply not puddles of liquid). Taste the combination and modify the salt. You’ll need it to be barely on the salty aspect in order that it doesn’t get too bland as soon as all of the cabbage is added.
Finally, add the shredded cabbage and sauté for only a couple minutes extra (nonetheless over medium), or simply till the cabbage begins to wilt. You need the uncooked edge taken off the cabbage, however for it to retain just a little crunch.
Sprinkle a few recent sliced inexperienced onions over prime, then drizzle with taco sauce or your favourite sizzling sauce. You need a sauce that’s good and tangy. I’ll admit the shop purchased one I used left just a little to be desired, so now I’ve to give you a recipe for home made taco sauce! 😀
And that’s it! Southwest Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry is on the desk!