Five Spice Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

For a quick, aromatic and hearty stir-fry, we made chewy Five Spice Beef and cabbage. It was a really fast meal to make, flavorful and a great way to get in some ruffage.
Adapted from AllRecipes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound sliced beef
  • 1 small head cabbage, shredded
  • 1 small onion, cut into strips
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons five spice sauce (recipe follows)

Five-Spice Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot or cornstarch dissolved in 3 teaspoons water
Combine all ingredients for the five spice sauce. Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Saute garlic for about 5 seconds, then add onion and beef. Stir-fry until beef is evenly brown. Stir in cabbage, and cook until vegetables are tender, and beef is fully cooked. Stir in sauce. Mix together cornstarch and water, and stir in. Season with pepper. Cook, stirring, until sauce has thickened and serve alone or with rice.
Water and Five Spice Teriyaki Sauce
Washed cabbage
Pre-seasoned wok with peanut oil, garlic, onion and beef
Added water and five spice marinade

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