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beef and cabbage stir-fry
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5 from 2 votes

Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry Recipe

A quick and easy stir-fry meal with ground beef, shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, and scallions. Seasoned with sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: asian-inspired
Keyword: stir-fry
Servings: 4
Author: Gabriella @ Nutritious Minimalist


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 12 ounce bag of coleslaw mix (shredded green cabbage, red cabbage, and carrots)
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (use tamari if you can't have wheat; uses coconut aminos if you can't have soy)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, more if you like it spicy
  • 1/2 tsp salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, more to taste
  • chopped scallions for garnish (optional)


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the rice vinegar, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Set aside. 
  • Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook for 7-9 minutes until browned. 
  • Add the garlic and ginger, cook 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the coleslaw mix and soy sauce mixture to the skillet and cook 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cabbage is softened.
  • Garnish with chopped scallions.