Westphalian stir-fry

ingredients for 4 people:

  • 400 g pork or turkey breast
  • 2 slices of Westphalian pumpernickel
  • 60 g carrots
  • 60 g red peppers
  • 60 g yellow peppers
  • 60 g pointed cabbage
  • 5 medium-sized mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed or sunflower oil (should be highly resistant to heat)
  • 1 splash Westphalian country-style beer
  • 1 tbsp sugar-beet syrup from the Rhineland
  • 1 tbsp balsamic cider vinegar
  • white pepper
  • salt (optional)


  1. Thinly slice the meat; cut the pumpernickel lengthwise into 4 mm thick strips and then into thirds; chop the carrots, peppers, pointed cabbage and mushrooms into slices or julienne strips.
  2. Heat a little oil in a wok and brown the meat, stirring constantly. Keep stirring; add the carrots and, gradually, the rest of the vegetables.
  3. Add country-style beer, as well as vinegar and pepper, to taste.
  4. Finally, mix in the pumpernickel strips and heat gently.


Roasted sunflower seeds are a wonderful accompaniment. You may add salt to taste.

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