The subtly sweet peanut sauce blends deliciously in this beef, cabbage and carrot sauté. Spice up the dish with a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce. Serve with udon noodles. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2009

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Whisk peanut butter, orange juice, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar in a medium bowl until smooth.

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  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add steak and cook, stirring, until browned and barely pink in the middle, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

  • Reduce heat to medium. Swirl in the remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Add cabbage and 2 tablespoons water; cook, stirring, until beginning to wilt, 3 to 5 minutes. Add carrots (and more water if necessary to prevent sticking or burning) and cook, stirring, until just tender, about 3 minutes more. Return the steak and any accumulated juices to the pan, then pour in the peanut sauce and toss to combine. Serve sprinkled with peanuts (if using).

Tips

Tip: For thinly sliced beef, freeze for 30 minutes to make it easier to cut into very thin slices.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

367 calories; 17.4 g total fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 569 mg sodium. 22.6 g carbohydrates; 30.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
02/16/2015
Peanut Sauce Too Heavy I was looking forward to this meal since I love cabbage and beef together. I made the sauce in a larger amount as some reviewers recommended. I did not like the peanut sauce at all. The peanut butter made it really heavy gritty and too sweet (and I didn't add the sugar the recipe calls for). I think I might try it again without the peanut butter and see how it tastes. Bummed me out that it wasn't that good. Pros: Quick and Easy One-Pan to Clean No Carbd Cons: Heavy flavor beef overwhelmed by sauce Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2014
Needs more cowbell I would recommend more aromatics for the peanut sauce: ginger tamarind lemongrass shallot and something with some heat (I used one poblano). Also I added fish sauce and coconut milk. I've made peanut sauce before so I just stuck with my stand-by recipe. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
09/17/2014
Where did I go wrong? I am not sure what I did wrong. The peanut sauce was gritty and not subtly sweet Maybe I just don't like peanut sauce? Anyway I ditched the sauce and made a different one that I had from a Beef with Broccoli recipe. I served it with Rice. The cabbage carrots and beef were great! Pros: Beef and Veggies are tasty Cons: The Peanut sauce Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2013
Real good but udon noodles double the calories Would not recommend udon noodles. For teh amount of calories the satiety of them is not that great. Pros: delicious nutritious all around great by itself Cons: udon noodles have alot of calories Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2012
Popular with the entire family I added some shitake mushrooms. Everybody loved it and asked for it to be made again. Pros: easy - everybody likes it Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2012
delicious - with some additions This was quite tasty. I did it with chicken. Added some fish sauce and used crunchy peanut butter. All 3 adults liked it. Two of us added some Sirachi sauce. I apparently did not read the reviews or they were posted after I snagged it. I'd add broccoli as some suggested. Also thought some onion would give it a bit more punch. Possibly browned ahead but chopped and mixed with cabbage would also work. Pros: simple ingredients easy prep Cons: none Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2012
Sauce doesn't have depth None of the base ingredients are expensive but the sauce doesn't do much for them. Pros: Base ingredients are good and fairly inexpensive Cons: Rather bland Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/04/2012
Good Start Needs Some Extras I made this as the recipe called for except i used 1 tsp of sugar instead of 2 regular vinegar instead of rice and chunky Kraft peanut butter instead of smooth natural as thats all i had in the house. I did find it a little bland so I added soya sauce and some hot sauce on the plate and then my fiance and I both ate til we were so full it hurt! Its an excellent base recipe just need to make some changes to suit you and your family. I think we'll make this again for sure and just add a little more soya and hot sauce to the sauce mixture and add some broccoli and pea pods to the veggies and half the cabbage. Pros: Easy Fast Fragrant Cons: A Little on the Bland Side Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This dish was wonderful! I used the napa cabbage instead of savoy cabbage and served with rice noodle. It was delicious! My husband loved it too. I'll make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was a great simple recipe. My grocery store was out of savoy cabbage so I used green cabbage. Still tasty but I am sure savoy would have been better. Can't wait to make it again. Oh I also added some red bell pepper and red pepper flake very yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Loved it!! This is one of my favorite recipes. I have already made it half a dozen times! Its fast and easy. I can't wait to make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
We love this recipe. We prefer the "bite" of regular green cabbage sliced very thinly rather than Savoy. This has become a "go to" recipe for guests and is always a hit. We prefer it with noodles too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Thumbs up from the family This was great. I used the slicing blade on my food processor for both the cabbage and carrots so prepping the veggies took about 3 minutes. The carrots ended up as this coins as opposed to shreds but they still cooked in the amount of time called for in the recipe. I put the beef in the freezer for 30 minutes as I prepped the veggies and sauce; waiting for it to chill was the longest part of the prep but makes slicing it thin so much easier. I used a non-stick pan so I did not need the additional water- I wanted the veggies crunchy not steamed. There was quite a bit of meat per serving in this recipe. If you're looking to cut calories or stretch out the servings I'd say you could easily double the veggies and still have a hearty feeling meal. In fact that's probably what I'd do next time and make a little more sauce as well. As a side note you do need a large pan- if you don't have a wok or a 12" saute pan you'll need to cook in batches. Pros: Easy prep quick flavorful filling Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Split Decision I liked the dish but my husband didn't. He said the sauce was too sweet and the meat didn't have enough flavor (he usually marinates everything). I thought it had flavor but agree with him that the sauce was a little sweet. I may try making it again without the sugar and marinating the beef before hand. Pros: Easy! Cons: The sauce was a little too sweet Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2011
Too bland unattractive dish The dish is easy one pot and quick to prepare. The cabbage and beef quantities are too much for the peanut sauce. It needs a lot of spice - chili flakes or rooster sauce and was simply unappealing on the plate. Pros: Easy prep no exotic ingredients Cons: lacks taste needs extra spice not included in recipe Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Just needs a few additions... This recipe is a great start and with a few additions it's one of my favorites! I followed the recipe to a tee then added some broccoli to the veggies as well as some sriracha sauce to the peanut butter / OJ / soy sauce mixture. It was FANTASTIC like this - and made great leftovers! We had it over some couscous cooked in chicken broth because it's all I had in the house and it went wonderfully: ) I'm making it again tonight for my parents but with chicken instead of steak this time. I'm sure they'll love it as much as we do! Pros: Easy and healthy Cons: A little boring Read More