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Keto egg roll in a bowl is easily one of my favorite low carb/Keto meals. It’s super simple to throw together and it always tastes amazing.
To be honest, I held off on trying this recipe for a long time because I kept seeing it labeled as “Crack Slaw” and my first thought was: “WTH is that?”.
Can you blame me? Those words really don’t describe anything or give you any indication of what’s going on in the recipe. So for a long time I kept on scrolling.
But in a good way.
What is egg roll in a bowl or crack slaw?
Egg roll in a bowl is cabbage cooked with ground meat and Asian seasonings.
It’s an extremely popular recipe because it’s super quick to throw together and the ingredients tend to be pretty inexpensive.
Curious about the Keto Diet? Check out my Keto Diet Basics guide!
What’s in Keto crack slaw?
This recipe is just one of the probably hundreds of different variations of crack slaw. Though I may tweak different ingredients or amounts, my slaw always at least has:
- Coleslaw mix
- Ground pork
- Soy sauce
- Rice wine vinegar
That’s legit like 5 ingredients. Doesn’t really get much simpler than that.
I have seen recipes where, instead of using cabbage, they have used the broccoli slaw mix you find in the produce section.
I’m sure that would be a totally fine substitution if that’s what you’re into. I’ve never tried it myself though.
I’ve tried ground chicken, turkey, and beef in this recipe. All work perfectly fine for low carb crack slaw but ground pork is by far my favorite. And it’s the most authentic to actual egg rolls.
Ground pork stays tender and juicy while also absorbing the Asian flavors. If you’re not into ground pork, choose any ground meat you’d like! Next on my list is to try this recipe with shrimp.
How to make egg roll in a bowl
I don’t know how many times I’ve said this in this post already but this recipe could not get any easier.
I don’t even drain the meat.
On the Keto Diet we want our good fats. Most ground pork is 80/20 so it’s not incredibly greasy to the point that you need to drain it.
Simply sauté your ground meat in a large skillet on medium heat. This generally only takes a couple minutes and once the meat is cooked through you can add your coleslaw mix and seasonings.
Since the meat is already cooked through, how long you cook your crack slaw really depends on your preference. I like my cabbage to still have a little bite to it so I only let it cook for about 10 minutes.
This gives the cabbage just enough time to absorb the soy sauce and ginger.
This recipe is super easy to customize. You can use sesame oil instead of the chili oil. I’ve done this many times with great results. If you prefer sesame oil, add it at the end instead of cooking with it. This allows you to keep that incredible, smoky sesame flavor.
If you’re into a little flare on your egg roll in a bowl you can add white sauce, sesame seeds or even green onions. I love the crunch of freshness from the green onions.
White sauce isn’t perfect Keto but just a small amount go a long way here. I’ll leave that choice up to you.
Rest assured this bowl is still incredibly delicious without it.
Keto egg roll in a bowl, also known as crack slaw, is definitely a staple for those on the low carb diet. It’s super simple to make, gluten free and sugar free. This recipe is only 5 ingredients, 6 if you can’t the oil, and takes 15-20 minutes to make.
- 1 Tbs hot chili oil
- 1 lb ground pork
- 16 oz tri color coleslaw mix
- 1 Tbs rice wine vinegar
- Salt pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbs soy sauce
- Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add chili oil and saute ground pork until cooked through with no pink remaining.
- Add coleslaw mix and saute for a minute or two. Add salt and pepper to taste. Keep in mind we’re adding sauce sauce later.
- Once the coleslaw mix begins to soften a little, add the rest of the ingredients. Continue to cook for another 5 to 10 minutes. Add more salt & pepper if needed.
Keywords: keto, gluten free, ground pork, cabbage