This egg roll in a bowl is seriously addictive, delicious – a one-pan meal that’s super easy to make. It will become a staple weeknight dinner at your house, especially if you love egg rolls but without wrapping. Enjoy a quick egg roll in a bowl that’s ready in 15 minutes with simple low-carb ingredients.
Keto crack slaw is one of our family’s quick dinners! If you’re wondering, “what’s is crack slaw?”, let me tell you that it’s also called low carb egg in a bowl. That’s because it tastes exactly like homemade egg rolls minus the wrapping and frying part.
They are usually a great snack or starter for any Asian Style Meal. We’ll only make the filling and enjoy it as a whole meal. It’s a healthy and quick dinner that’s ready in 15 minutes — the perfect recipe for busy days.
I love this recipe because it’s made with wholesome ingredients that perfectly fit in a low carb lifestyle. I’m trying to stick to unprocessed foods and include tons of low carb vegetables as much as possible.
This recipe is filled with high nutritional value ingredients that are gluten-free and low carb. If you are still not convinced to try this recipe, please note that crack slaw is also paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, and a Whole30 meal recipe.
Ingredients in Egg Roll in a Bowl
If you’ve never made a crack bowl or egg roll in a bowl, you need to know that this recipe is basically a stir fry made with ground beef, cabbage mix, and Asian spices. Out of convenience, I use the pre-shredded coleslaw mix because one thing I love is simplifying my life and cutting down the prep time.
The list of ingredients is short and here’s everything you’ll need:
- coleslaw mix – You can also make a homemade coleslaw by chopping the white, red cabbage, and carrots.
- ground beef – Here, you can use any kind of ground meat you have on hand: chicken, pork, turkey. Update: I made this recipe with ground turkey and it was fabulous: super tasty, quick and the best way to eat my veggies!
- garlic & fresh ginger – A staple in Asian cuisine that gives this dish so much flavor.
- olive oil or sesame oil – I recommend using light sesame oil because it’s suitable for frying (it has a higher smoke point). It brings a toasty and nutty flavor.
- soy sauce or coconut aminos
- hot sauce
- salt & pepper
- green onions & sesame seeds
How To Make Egg Roll In a Bowl?
To make this Chinese inspired egg roll in a bowl or how I like to call it a healthy and easy version of it, you’ll need to stir-fry all the ingredients and season them well. The best part when cooking at home is that you can control what ingredients you put into the recipe.
Here’s how to make easy egg roll in a bowl:
- Start by stir-frying the meat in a tablespoon of olive oil or sesame oil. The meat I used for this keto crack slaw is ground beef. Season it with salt and pepper. Once cooked, drain the extra fats and transfer to a bowl. Keep warm!
- Sautee the freshly grated garlic and ginger. To bring out the incredible flavors, fry them in sesame oil for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
- Add the coleslaw mix. Reduce the heat and add the cabbage mix. Season with soy sauce, hot sauce, and vinegar.
- Combine the cooked meat and sautéed cabbage.
- Serve with sesame seeds, green onions, and extra hot sauce if desired.
How Many Carbs Are in a Classic Egg Roll?
One classic Asian egg roll that is wrapped up and fried provides about 23 carbs.
Our keto egg roll in a bowl is less than 5g net carbs per serving, which is a quarter less, and the flavors are still there.
Crack Slaw Recipe – Easy Egg Roll in a Bowl
- 12 oz coleslaw mix
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp fresh ginger or ground ginger
- 3 tbsp olive oil or light sesame oil
- 4 tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp hot sauce
- sea salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp pepper to taste
- To serve: sesame seeds green onions
- In a large pan over medium heat, add one tablespoon olive oil and cook the ground beef. Season it with salt and pepper to taste. Stir occasionally and cook for about 10 minutes.
- Drain the extra fats and set the cooked meat aside.
- In the same pan, sautee the minced garlic and ginger for about 2 minutes, sting constantly.
- Add the coleslaw mix, soy sauce, hot sauce, and vinegar, and saute for about 5 minutes or until the cabbage is crisp-tender.
- Add the cooked meat and stir to combine
- Serve hot topped with sesame seeds, hot sauce, and chopped green onion.
One cup crack slaw = 4g net carbs.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.