This easy and flavourful Chinese cabbage stir fry recipe takes only 10 minutes to prepare.
This easy and flavourful recipe for cabbage stir fry takes only 12 minutes to prepare.
Pork and cabbage stir fry is perfect for a quick dinner meal, but still a healthy dish loaded with nutrients.

Create an Asian inspired dish that is hot, yet savoury, tangy, and very quick to prepare. Plus, it’s CHEAP.
It is also keto diet friendly, low-carb and very customisable, with some great variations and ideas!

The cabbage in stir fry is so inexpensive, filling, and healthy, but many people don’t always know how to prepare it in a way that actually tastes good.

So here you go, make the best chilli-blackbean pork and cabbage stir-fry.

Chinese Cabbage Stir Fry

Simple cabbage stir fry recipe

Custom Keto Diet
With just 5 ingredients, this flavourful cabbage stir fry is ready in 12 minutes flat.
Tender cabbage is cooked with green onion, red capsicum and chilli-blackbean paste for an addictive Asian-inspired dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 1 serve
Calories 446 kcal


  • Kitchen scales
  • Sharp knife
  • Non-stick skillet or frying pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cutting board


  • 150 grams pork mince
  • 20 g red capsicum /bell Pepper
  • 20 g green onion /shallots
  • 1 Tbsp chilli-blackbean paste
  • 75 g cabbage


  • Julienne cut the 20 g red capsicum into thin strips.
  • Thinly slice the 20 g green onion.
  • Hand tear the 75 g cabbage into bite size pieces. (see notes below)
  • Sear 150 grams pork mince in a non-stick pan until brown and fat is rendered.
  • Add shallots and capsicum/bell peppers. Saute until aromatic.
  • Add 1 Tbsp chilli-blackbean paste. Stir well.
  • Add cabbage and toss for 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve hot.



Preparing the cabbage for your Chinese cabbage stir-fry
Hand tearing makes it easier to remove the stem of each cabbage leaf.
Since this is a quick stir-fry, the hard, thick stems wouldn’t cook through to tender, where thin leaves are ready to be dished out.
When cut by a knife, several layers of the cabbage tend to stay together. Hand tearing will make sure each piece is separated.

Cabbage Stir Fry serving suggestions

  1. This stir fry is perfect for a lunch with a side dish of Pork Wontons.
  2. If you want a slightly heavier meal serve with some Cold rice salad.

Recipe Variations

dt>Chicken cabbage stir fry.
Create your own chicken and cabbage stir fry by substituting the minced pork with minced chicken.
Cabbage stir fry with beef.
Make a beef and cabbage stir fry. Simply substituting the minced pork with beef mince will do the trick.
Fold in when the cabbage is done.
Cabbage stir fry with bacon.
Make a bacon cabbage stir fry. Simply chop 1 bacon rasher into small pieces and dry fry in a non-stick frypan.
Fold in when the cabbage is done.
Vegetarian cabbage stir fry.
To make this Cabbage stir fry vegetarian, simply substitute the pork with ¼ cup of diced mushrooms.
Add the mushrooms when sauteing the green onion and capsicum.
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1 Comment

Valentine Faw · 18/10/2021 at 5:46 am

5 stars
I give this 5 out of 5 because it is so quick and easy for a good end result. thank you

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