Do you need a new recipe that’s an easy, crowd-pleaser in a bowl? Of course, you do! But you’re probably thinking, “New recipes take a little extra time and effort and often require new pantry ingredients.” You’re right. But I promise this one’s worth it. It’s a family favorite around here and a regular in the menu rotation. The second recipe—well—I think it’s even better than the first.
A Recipe for Your Hungry Family
If you like egg rolls then you’ll love Egg Roll Stir Fry. Click here for a printable copy.
Egg Roll Stir-Fry
1 pound ground beef or pork (I’ve even used ground turkey)
1 large onion, diced
1 head of cabbage
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
Cook and crumble ground meat with onions in a very large skillet until meat is cooked through. Do not drain. You’ll need to select a skillet large enough to contain all the cabbage – divide everything evenly into two skillets if necessary. (I cook the meat and divide it between two pans before I add the other ingredients.)
While meat and onions are cooking cut cabbage into thin shreds; set aside. I cut mine in half lengthwise, set the cut side flat on the cutting board then thinly sliced the cabbage into strips.
Peel carrots with a vegetable peeler then either dice small or use the peeler to shave off thin slices; set aside. (or buy the prepackaged carrots sticks)
Combine garlic, ginger, pepper, sesame oil, vegetable oil and soy sauce in a small bowl and stir to combine; set aside.
Add cabbage and carrots to ground meat then cook and stir over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture then stir well.
Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking for 5-10 minutes or until cabbage is tender.
Recipe makes approximately 4-6 servings.
A Recipe for Your Heart
My friend, Gary Morland, has written what I consider to be one of the best recipes I know for improving family relationships—-or any relationship for that matter!
He writes on his blog about Family Shepherding and describes himself this way:
I’m a husband and dad who was once dominated by addiction and dysfunction but am now best friends with acceptance and grace. Someone showed me the way, and I applied it to my family. I spent twenty years learning what didn’t work, then another twenty-plus years learning a better way. And I took notes. Now I want to help you and your family the way I was helped.
If you decide to only spend time with one of these recipes I hope it’s the second. Good food is fairly easy to come by with little effort. Good family relationships require a lot more; but they’re worth every bit of time and effort we put into them.
Do you know someone who would benefit from these recipes? I’d love for you to share it with them!