Recipe courtesy of Justin Chapple

Spicy Stir-Fried Corned Beef and Cabbage

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This clever use of fresh cabbage and leftover boiled corned beef is inspired by Chinese American-style kung pao chicken. It gets fiery heat from chiles, tingling spice from Sichuan peppercorns and delightful crunch from roasted peanuts.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Mix the scallion whites, ginger, garlic and Sichuan peppercorns (if using) together in a small bowl. Whisk the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sherry, vinegar and cornstarch together in another small bowl.
  2. Heat a very large cast-iron skillet or wok over high heat. Add the oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add the chiles and stir-fry until they blister and deepen in color, 5 to 10 seconds. Transfer the chiles to a large bowl with a slotted spoon. Add the corned beef and stir-fry until lightly browned and heated through, 2 to 3 minutes; transfer the beef to the bowl with the chiles.  
  3. Add the cabbage and scallion mixture to the skillet and stir-fry until the cabbage starts to soften around the edges, 2 to 3 minutes. Return the corned beef and chiles to the skillet. Add the hoisin sauce mixture and stir-fry until hot, about 1 minute. Stir in the peanuts and scallion greens. Transfer to a serving platter. Serve right away with steamed rice.

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