This Eggroll In A Bowl (Crack Slaw) is a one-skillet meal that is bursting with flavor and can be on the table in 20 minutes. It will keep everyone happy because it fits into Keto, Paleo, Whole30, Weight Watchers, and Low Carb lifestyles!
Eggroll In A Bowl (Crack Slaw)
Imagine cutting open an eggroll and emptying the filling in a bowl. That is what this Egg Roll In A Bowl or Crack Slaw tastes like. It is a hugely popular recipe because it is both delicious and healthy as well as super easy to make. It is both high in protein and low in carbs.
It tastes so good and is so addicting that it has earned the nickname of Crack Slaw.
What Is In Crack Slaw or Eggroll In A Bowl?
Below is a list of ingredients, as well as substitutions, that would work well in this Eggroll In a Bowl (Crack Slaw) recipe. Scroll down to the bottom of the blog post to view the printable recipe card that has specific amounts of each ingredient.
- Ground Beef, Ground Pork, Ground Chicken, or Ground Turkey. Pick your protein. Beef, Pork, Chicken or Turkey will work. I used 85% lean ground beef. You could also combine beef and pork for a different twist.
- Coleslaw Mix. Shredded cabbage is an ingredient. As a shortcut, I used a packaged coleslaw mix that has shredded cabbage, red cabbage, and some shredded carrots. Broccoli slaw, made of shredded broccoli, could also be used as well. It would give it a little more crunchy texture. If your package of coleslaw mix includes a package for a sauce, do NOT use that in this recipe.
- Shredded Carrots. To add additional color and nutrition, I add 1/2 cup additional shredded carrots to the coleslaw. You could also add other vegetables as well, such as red or green bell peppers.
- Oil. use sesame oil, if you have it. Otherwise, you can use olive oil, avocado oil or your favorite oil to cook the onions, garlic, and ground beef. Sesame oil has a very unique flavor. However, unless you plan to use it in other recipes, I don’t recommend going out to buy it just for the small amount used in this Eggroll In A Bowl (Crack Slaw) recipe.
- Onion. Chopped onion is added to the ground beef.
- Garlic. Two cloves of garlic are minced and added to the ground beef.
- Ginger. I recommend using fresh ginger. However, ground ginger could be substituted.
- Soy Sauce. Soy sauce gives this recipe a lot of flavor. You can use gluten-free soy sauce or Coconut Aminos, which is a healthy gluten-free alternative to soy sauce.
- Rice Vinegar. Often combined with soy sauce in Asian dishes, it is sweeter than most other vinegar. If you don’t have it, try using apple cider vinegar or white vinegar as a substitute.
- Sriracha. Sriracha is a unique hot sauce often used in Asian dishes. If you don’t have it, you can use another type of chili garlic sauce or any type of hot sauce you like.
- Green Onions. Chop a couple of green onions to add as a garnish on top of the Eggroll In A Bowl (Crack Slaw).
- Sesame Seeds. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of sesame seeds over the top of the dish before serving,
How To Make Eggroll In A Bowl (Crack Slaw)
In the image below, you can see step by step photos of how to Make this Crack Slaw or Eggroll In A Bowl.
Step 1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Step 2. Saute onions in oil for about 3 – 5 minutes and cook the garlic for about one minute.
Step 3. Add the ground beef to the onions, garlic, and ginger.
Step 4. Cook the ground beef until brown and no longer pink and juices run clear.
Step 5. Empty the bag of coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage) and shredded carrots to the ground beef.
Step 6. Cook the coleslaw (shredded cabbage and carrots) with the ground beef until the cabbage is wilted and carrots are softened. Pour in the soy sauce, vinegar, and sriracha and stir.
Step 7. Garnish the dish with chopped green onions, more sriracha, and sesame seeds. Serve hot!
What To Serve With Eggroll In A Bowl (Crack Slaw)
Eggroll In A Bowl (Crack Slaw) is really a meal in itself and can be served just by itself without any other sides. However, if you want to pair it with other sides, here are some suggestions.
- Cauliflower Rice. Serve over cauliflower rice for a filling low-carb side dish. Try this Browned Butter Cauliflower Rice by Cupcakes and Kale Chips.
- Stir Fry Zucchini noodles. For more of an Asian flair, serve it with these amazing low carb stir fry zucchini noodles.
- Green Salad. Pair with a healthy green salad. I recommend this Apple Walnut Cranberry Salad.
- Low Carb Wrap. Turn it into a wrap by filling a low carb wrap with this Crack Slaw.
- Fried Cabbage with Bacon. Made with green cabbage, bacon, onions, and garlic.
Other Low Carb Beef Recipe Ideas
- Instant Pot Beef Stew – This Instant Pot Beef Stew is the BEST beef stew with fork-tender beef, and vegetables in a rich, savory gravy that is ready in about an hour. Leave out the potatoes to make it lower carb.
- Baked Italian Meatballs – are the best, juicy, most flavorful Baked Italian Meatballs made with ground beef and Italian sausage and seasoned to perfection with Italian herbs and parmesan cheese. Substitute almond flour for the bread crumbs to make it low carb!
- Crock Pot Chuck Roast – This easy Crock Pot Chuck Roast or Pot Roast or Beef Roast recipe, with carrots, and onions, is so juicy, tender and flavorful, no one would ever believe how easy it is to make dinner in the slow cooker! Leave out the potatoes to make it low carb.
- Tex-Mex Beef Fajitas – made with skirt steak or flank steak, and served with sauteed onions, red and green peppers, makes an easy, delicious, smoky, spicy and flavorful dinner. Serve in lettuce wraps or without tortillas for a low carb option.
- Beef Tips Recipe – Beef Tips, with sauteed onions and peppers covered in a savory gravy, made in a dutch oven or crockpot, make an easy, delicious, and hearty dinner your family will love. To make low carb, do not serve over rice.
Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe
- 1 pound (16-ounces) ground beef
- 1 (16-ounce package) coleslaw mix
- 1/4 cup (2-ounces) shredded carrots
- 1 Tablespoon oil
- 1 onion , chopped
- 2 cloves garlic , minced
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
- 3 Tablespoons soy sauce (or Coconut Aminos)
- 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
- 2 teaspoons Sriracha (or to taste)
- 4 Tablespoons chopped green onions
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
- Place a large wok or skillet on the stove over medium heat.
- Add oil. Add onions and saute for about 3 - 5 minutes.
- Add minced garlic and minced fresh ginger and cook for about one minute, stirring the whole time.
- Add the ground beef to the onions, garlic, and ginger.
- Cook the ground beef until brown and no longer pink and juices run clear.
- Empty the bag of coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage) and shredded carrots to the ground beef.
- Cook the coleslaw (shredded cabbage and carrots) with the ground beef until the cabbage is wilted and carrots are softened.
- Pour in the soy sauce, vinegar, and sriracha and stir.
- Garnish the dish with chopped green onions, more sriracha, and sesame seeds. Serve hot!