Egg Roll in A Bowl Crack Slaw

My Egg Roll in A Bowl Crack Slaw recipe is your next savory delight! This deconstructed twist on the classic egg roll packs all the flavor without the carbs, making it a must-have for a quick and healthy meal. With its easy prep and satisfying taste, this dish is sure to become a staple in your kitchen!

Egg roll in a bowl served in a white bowl with drizzle of Sriracha and garnish parsley, close up angle.

Why I Love This Recipe

What makes my Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe so great is its incredible ease of preparation with all-natural and readily available ingredients! It’s a deconstructed take on the classic egg roll, where ground beef is cooked with shredded cabbage and seasoned with various Asian-style seasonings, resulting in a unique fusion dish that I promise you will love!

My version stands out for its simplicity and the addition of spicy Sriracha hot sauce, elevating it above other recipes! Utilizing the same proven cooking technique as my Ground Beef & Mushroom Endive and Feta Ground Beef Stuffed Bell Peppers, the ground beef is stir-fried in oil until perfectly browned, then mixed with the vegetables making for a fast and hassle-free meal!

Ideal for any mealtime, it delivers savory umami flavors from the ground beef and toasted sesame oil, complemented by a hint of garlicky spiciness! Prepare to savor every bite of this deliciously satisfying dish that will have you coming back for seconds!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Ground Beef – best to use 80/20 ratio for a juicy dish.
  • Garlic – freshly grated.
  • Toasted Sesame Oil – 100% Toasted Sesame Oil that should have a dark brown color.  
  • Shredded Cabbage – pre-shredded cabbage mix, also known as coleslaw mix.
  • Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Black Pepper – ground.
  • Sriracha – Asian style chill sauce.

Additional Add Ins

To enhance your Egg Roll in A Bowl Crack Slaw, consider adding Carrots for sweetness, Broccoli Slaw for extra crunch, and Mushrooms for earthy richness. Onions and Ginger will contribute aromatic depth, while Ground Ginger adds a punch of spice. For tanginess, include Rice Vinegar, and for added nuttiness and texture, sprinkle Toasted Sesame Seeds on top.

🍖 Ground Meat Note

You can also use Ground Turkey, Ground Chicken, or Ground Pork as alternatives for the ground beef.

Egg roll in a bowl served in a white bowl with drizzle of Sriracha and garnish parsley.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

  • Wok or Deep Large Skillet

Directions

☑ Before Getting Started

For optimal results, utilize a Large Wok or Deep Skillet before starting this recipe. This ensures ample space for the ingredients to cook and evenly distribute while stirring.

Step 1 Start by browning seasoned ground beef in a frying pan, then set it aside in a holding bowl, retaining the pan’s oils.

Ground beef in a skillet.

Step 2 Next, sauté grated garlic in the same pan until aromatic, before incorporating the cabbage mix and the browned beef.

Egg roll in a bowl in a skillet.

💡 Extra Flavor Pro Tip

For an added burst of flavor, consider incorporating Grated Ginger into the recipe.

Step 3 Finish by blending in soy sauce and toasted sesame oil, garnishing with sriracha sauce or chili paste.

Egg roll in a bowl.

🌿 Garnishing Pro Tip

For a finishing touch, enhance the presentation and flavor of the dish with a simple sprinkle of Green Onions.

Recipe Variations

You can make my Trader Joe’s Egg Roll in a Bowl, utilizing ingredients sourced exclusively from your local Trader Joe’s.

Pairing Recommendations

While this recipe shines as a standalone meal, if you want some extra sides, consider serving it with a Chinese Chicken Salad or a simple salad dressed in Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing. For a comforting soup addition, consider Egg Drop Soup or Chinese Shrimp Egg Drop Soup.

Egg roll in a bowl served in a white bowl with drizzle of Sriracha and garnish parsley, top down angle.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I adjust the spiciness level to suit my taste preferences?

To adjust the spiciness level of the dish to your liking, simply use less or more Sriracha sauce according to your taste preferences.

Can I use pre-packaged coleslaw mix instead of shredding cabbage myself?

Yes, you can definitely use pre-packaged coleslaw mix instead of shredding cabbage yourself. We recommend this option as it saves time without compromising the quality of the dish.

Can I freeze leftovers of this dish for later consumption?

Unfortunately, it's not recommended to freeze leftovers of this dish for later consumption. It's best enjoyed fresh to preserve its flavors and texture.

Is this recipe suitable for vegetarians or vegans?

While the original recipe includes ground beef, you can easily make a vegetarian or vegan version by substituting the meat with plant-based alternatives like tofu.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, transfer them into an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. Leftovers can be kept fresh for 5 to 7 days.

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Egg roll in a bowl served in a white bowl with drizzle of Sriracha and garnish parsley.

Egg Roll in A Bowl Crack Slaw

This crack slaw recipe offers a delectable twist on the classic egg roll, delivering all the flavor without the carbs. With its easy preparation and satisfying taste, this dish is perfect for a quick and healthy meal.
4.50 from 24 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian American
Keyword: crack slaw recipe
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 388kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for egg roll in a bowl.
  • Grind garlic with a grinder or garlic press and place aside.
    Grated garlic.
  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until brown and season with salt and pepper. Transfer browned beef to a holding plate while leaving juices in the skillet.
    Ground beef in a skillet.
  • Add grated garlic into skillet with the juices and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
    Grated garlic in a skillet.
  • Mix in shredded cabbage. Cook until desired tenderness, about 2-3 minutes.
    Shredded cabbage in a skillet.
  • Mix in the cooked ground beef, then add Soy Sauce and Toasted Sesame Oil, stirring well to combine.
    Egg roll in a bowl in a skillet.
  • Transfer to serving plate and top with a squeeze of Sriracha.
    Egg roll in a bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 588mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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11 Comments

  1. I made this recipe. Some changes I made were:
    I used the cabbage kale salad blend from costco
    Replaced BBQ sauce and soy sauce with yakisoba seasoning packets that I had lying around from my carbivore days

    So basically, after dressing the top with:
    red pickled ginger
    seaweed powder
    katsuobushi
    low carb mayo
    siracha

    It became a ketofied yakisoba. Nifty, huh?

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Love the creativity!! Your comment actually made me inspired to make a low carb/keto version of yakisoba! Will add that to the list of recipes to make!

  2. Cool. Looking forward to it!!!

  3. Hey made this one tonight, really good stuff here! I added a bit of bulgogi sauce I have instead of TJs (same amt, 2 Tb) and it didn’t do much. I then put in some gochujang (little high on carbs but split the batch up into 6 should be okay!), and an egg on top. Little sriracha on top, this really reminds me of bibimbap. Next I think I’ll add some spinach and try spicy pork? And how about in a clay pot lol.

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hey Tony! Yup, that’s one of our go-to for a quick lunch! I think the TJ one is a bit stronger on the flavors than your traditional ‘Korean Bulgogi’ sauce, but you are right that it doesn’t make or break the dish. If your going for ‘bibimbap’, I would also use a little more sesame oil to help structure the flavor profile. Also, don’t forget the silver chopsticks with your clay pot!

  4. Sweaterpuffin

    Your ingredient list didn’t mention broccoli slaw.

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hi! Thanks for catching that! We used to have it in there, but took it out becasue some visitors were having issues getting the ingredient. We made it both ways and the broccoli slaw didn’t add/take away anything. Anyway, we revised the instructions to take it out. Thanks again!

  5. This was awesome!! I used ground pork and added some sliced green onion. Drizzled with kewpie and a couple dots of Chinese mustard. Thank you for a great recipe.

  6. Crack slaw babe

    this recipe is so good. 5 stars! only change was extra ground beef because ground beef! I made a similar recipe a couple years ago and it was not so bad so I was nervous to try again but I was like HEY they don’t call it CRACK for nothing lol! so glad I did. so glad I did.

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