Thursday, May 5, 2011

Beef Spring Rolls

{Beef Spring Rolls stuffed with cabbage, scallions, mushrooms, onions, and carrots}
1. In a large bowl toss in White Cabbage and shredded carrots.Keep on the side.
2. Wash one 10 oz package of baby bella (crimini) mushrooms, discard bottoms, slice and julienne. keep in a separate bowl.
3. Chop 1 Spanish onion. keep in a separate bowl. Cut 5 scallions and keep in a separate bowl. 

4. Wash, dry, and chop ground beef. Go with the extra lean package.
5. In a large deep pan sauté the chopped onion. Then, add the chopped meat. stir, and cover. Keep on medium heat. 
6. Add the julienned mushrooms ,Tamari sauce, and stir. 
7. After the mushrooms have softened, toss in the bowl of cabbage and carrots. Don't worry, the ingredients have a lot of water so the cabbage, mushrooms, onions, and meat will reduce.  
8.Once all the ingredients have reduced add 3 tablespoons of peanut butter. Its better to use an organic or freshly made peanut butter. I used a spicy peanut butter,seen here.
9. When the liquid in the pan starts reducing stir in  Tamari sauce, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, and 2 tablespoons of duck sauce. Uncover the pan and let the mixture cook for 10 more minutes. pour mixture into a large bowl.
11. Use a slated spoon to lose all liquid when filling each egg-roll wrapper, sprinkle on the scallions. 
12. If you don't know how to wrap spring rolls, or egg rolls, there are great tutorials on you tube! 
13.  Fry in a hot pan of oil, and let the spring rolls sit on paper towels. Use scallions for garnish, and duck sauce for dipping! 

 These savory fried pockets of ground beef and vegetables will be a new and memorable spring roll experience. I did not put in amounts of Tamari Sauce because it depends how much beef you put in the pan. There is no wrong amount of Tamari Sauce, Peanut butter, or Duck sauce, you can add according to your liking. Just be careful to let the ingredients reduce and the liquid in the pan reduce before adding more sauces. You don't want to drown the ingredients. If you do happen to drown the ingredients you can always strain the mixture.