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Trader Joe’s Egg Roll in a Bowl

Looking for a quick, healthy, and satisfying meal? Try my Trader Joe’s Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe! It’s a delectable twist on the classic egg roll, without the fuss of the wrapper but all the savory goodness packed inside. Give it a try and see why it’s become a favorite among Trader Joe’s fans!

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Why I Love This Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick, flavorful meal packed with protein and veggies, my Trader Joe’s Egg Roll in a Bowl is perfect! This deconstructed version of the classic egg roll, also known as Egg Roll in a Bowl, features ground beef cooked with shredded cabbage and Asian-style seasonings, creating one of my favorite unique fusion dishes! What makes it special is that I made it exclusively with ingredients found at my favorite grocery store Trader Joe’s, just like my Trader Joe’s Meatball recipe, setting it apart from the rest!

Using my fail proof cooking technique, similar to my Ground Beef & Mushroom Endive Boats, the ground beef is stir-fried in oil until browned, then mixed with vegetables for a delicious result. Experience the savory umami flavors and garlicky spiciness—this dish is sure to impress!



  • Ground Beef – can also use ground turkey, ground chicken or ground pork.
  • Garlic – freshly grated garlic cloves.
  • Toasted Sesame Oil – 100% Toasted Sesame Oil that should have a dark brown color.  
  • Shredded Cabbage – pre-shredded cabbage mix labeled shredded green and red cabbage with orange carrots, also known as coleslaw mix.
  • Soy Sauce –low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred.
  • Salt – sea salt.
  • Black Pepper – fresh or pre-ground. 
  • Sriracha – Asian style chill sauce.
  • Green Onions – freshly chopped green onions scallions.

Additional Add Ins

Add Grated Ginger into the ground beef mixture for extra flavor.

Ground Meat Substitutions

You can easily swap out the ground meat in this recipe with 80/20 Ground Beef, Ground Turkey, Ground Chicken, or Ground Pork. Each option offers a different flavor profile and texture, providing versatility in your cooking choices.

Ingredients used for egg roll in a bowl all from Trader Joe's.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

  • Wok or Deep Large Skillet


☑ 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 Begin by browning seasoned ground beef in a frying pan. Set the beef aside in a holding bowl, preserving the pan’s flavorful oils.

Ground beef being browned in a wok.

Step 2 Sauté grated garlic in the same pan until its aroma emerges, then introduce the cabbage mix and the previously browned beef.

Egg roll mix in a wok.

Step 3 Lastly add in soy sauce and toasted sesame oil, and garnish the dish with a drizzle of sriracha sauce or chili paste, followed by a sprinkle of freshly chopped green onions.

Egg roll in a bowl served 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.

Pairing Recommendations

While my egg roll in a bowl is satisfying on its own, it pairs well with side dishes like Chinese Chicken Salad, a simple salad dressed with my Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing, or a comforting Egg Drop Soup. These options complement the dish’s flavors and offer a balanced meal experience.

Egg roll in a bowl in a frying pan looking top down.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size skillet or wok should I use for this recipe?

For this recipe, ideally, you'll want to use a 14-inch diameter wok or frying pan. This size provides enough space to comfortably stir-fry the ingredients without overcrowding the pan, ensuring even cooking and allowing the flavors to meld together perfectly.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time and reheat it later?

While you can make this recipe ahead of time and reheat it later, it's best enjoyed fresh for optimal flavor and texture. However, if you need to prepare it in advance, simply store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat it gently on the stove or in the microwave when ready to eat.

Can I use pre-shredded cabbage or should I shred it myself?

Yes, you can definitely use pre-shredded cabbage for this recipe. It's a convenient option that helps reduce the prep work needed, making the cooking process even easier. Simply grab a bag of pre-shredded cabbage from Trader Joe's, and you're ready to go!


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Storage Tips

To store leftovers, simply transfer them to an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. When stored properly, the leftovers will remain fresh for 5-7 days.

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Egg roll in a bowl served in a white bowl with gold fork.

Trader Joe's Egg Roll in a Bowl

Welcome to my delicious Trader Joe's Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe! Indulge in the savory flavors of this deconstructed egg roll, made exclusively with ingredients from Trader Joe's. I've created the perfect quick and satisfying meal that will sure become a favorite in your kitchen. Try it today and experience the convenience and flavor of this Asian-inspired fusion dish!
4.47 from 13 votes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian American, Asian Fusion
Keyword: trader joe's egg roll in a bowl
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 389kcal


  • 1/2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 9 oz Shredded Cabbage
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Sriracha
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onions


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for egg roll in a bowl.
  • In a large frying pan, add in ground beef and sprinkle salt and black pepper. Cook over over medium high heat until browned. Transfer browned beef to a holding plate while leaving reserving liquid in the frying pan.
    Ground beef being browned in a wok.
  • Add grated garlic into the frying pan and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
    Grated garlic in a wok.
  • Mix in shredded cabbage. Cook until desired tenderness (about 2-3 minutes).
    Egg roll mix in a wok.
  • Add back in the cooked ground beef from step 3) and then stir in soy sauce and toasted sesame oil.
    Egg roll mix in a wok.
  • Transfer to serving plate and top with a squeeze of Sriracha and chopped green onions. Enjoy hot!
    Egg roll in a bowl served in a bowl.


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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  1. This looks great – but will it make good leftovers (for lunch) or is it best fresh?

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