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Keto Crack Slaw
Egg Roll in a Bowl

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You may be asking, "What is Crack Slaw?" Crack Slaw, or Egg Roll in a Bowl is just as delicious as egg rolls, minus the starchy wrappers. It earned its "crack" name because it's so incredibly addictive. Once you try it, you will want to make it over and over again. Plus it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, so what's not to love?

Imagine all of the flavours of your favourite deep-fried American Chinese take out with none of the carbs and unhealthy fats that are typically used for frying the egg rolls.

This easy Asian style cabbage stir-fry is the perfect dish for your weekly meal prep plans. Compared to classic Egg Rolls, it does not require you to use egg roll wrappers or deep frying. Instead, you will only be making the filling which is naturally low in carbs and can be cooked in one skillet.

What you Need to Make Keto Crack Slaw (Egg Roll in a Bowl)

To make this Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl, you'll only need a few common ingredients:

  • ground beef, pork, chicken or even turkey
  • fresh garlic (or garlic powder)
  • coleslaw mix (cabbage and carrot mix)
  • coconut aminos (or you can use tamari sauce)
  • Sriracha sauce (I make my own Fermented Sriracha Sauce)
  • fresh lemon or lime juice
  • healthy cooking fats (virgin avocado oil, coconut oil, ghee or duck fat)
  • toasted sesame oil for flavour
  • sesame seeds for sprinkling (I like a combination of black and light seeds)
  • spring onion to serve

Homemade Coleslaw Mix

If you can't get ready-made coleslaw mix, simply make your own by combining shredded green or white cabbage with some red cabbage and carrot. Don't worry, one small carrot won't kick you out of ketosis or stall your progress in any way. Enjoy!

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Hands-on Overall

Serving size about 225 g/ 8 oz

Allergy information for Keto Crack Slaw - Egg Roll in a Bowl

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving, about 225 g/ 8 oz)

Net carbs7.6 grams
Protein23.6 grams
Fat36.2 grams
Calories462 kcal
Calories from carbs 7%, protein 21%, fat 72%
Total carbs11.1 gramsFiber3.5 gramsSugars5.3 gramsSaturated fat10.9 gramsSodium507 mg(22% RDA)Magnesium30 mg(8% RDA)Potassium392 mg(20% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 2 tbsp virgin avocado oil or ghee (30 ml)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 500 g ground beef or ground pork (1.1 lb) - I used 5% fat
  • 500 g coleslaw mix (1.1 lb)
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos or tamari sauce (60 ml)
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce (15 ml)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime or lemon juice (30 ml)
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 4 small spring onions, sliced (40 g/ 1.4 oz)
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, to serve

Instructions

  1. Prepare all of the ingredients. If you're making your own coleslaw mix, combine shredded green or white cabbage with some red cabbage and 1 small julienned carrot (you'll need a total of 500 g/1.1 lb coleslaw mix). Keto Crack Slaw - Egg Roll in a Bowl
  2. Place minced garlic in a skillet greased with avocado oil (or ghee). Cook for a minute until fragrant.
  3. Add ground beef (or you can use 5% ground pork). Use a spatula to break into pieces. Keto Crack Slaw - Egg Roll in a Bowl
  4. Cook on medium-high for 5 to 8 minutes until browned. Add the coleslaw mix. At first this will seem like a lot but the cabbage will cook down. Using tongs, toss while cooking.
  5. Mix in the coconut aminos and Sriracha and lime (or lemon) juice. Keto Crack Slaw - Egg Roll in a Bowl
  6. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the cabbage is crisp tender. Take off the heat and stir in the sesame oil. Optionally, season with salt and pepper to taste. Keto Crack Slaw - Egg Roll in a Bowl
  7. To serve, sprinkle with spring onion and sesame seeds.
  8. To store, let it cool down and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving. You can stir in the spring onion and sesame seeds before placing in the fridge or add it just before serving. Keto Crack Slaw - Egg Roll in a Bowl

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 225 g/ 8 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Avocado oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g7 g62 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Beef, minced (ground), raw, grass-fed
0 g21.5 g25 g318 kcal
Coleslaw Mix, average values
4.4 g1.5 g0 g29 kcal
Coconut aminos (substitute to soy sauce)
0.8 g0 g0 g4 kcal
Sriracha chili sauce, hot sauce
0.7 g0 g0 g3 kcal
Lime juice, fresh
0.5 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Sesame oil
0 g0 g3.4 g30 kcal
Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw
0.5 g0.2 g0 g3 kcal
Sesame seeds
0.2 g0.3 g0.7 g9 kcal
Total per serving, about 225 g/ 8 oz
7.6 g23.6 g36.2 g462 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (12)

I love how versatile and totally delicious this recipe is! I made this pretty much as written, but I only added some fresh ginger, julienned, to give it even more of an Asian kick, and threw in some chilli flakes. Yum! Thank you Martina, superb as always 😊

Thank you so much Anu, I'm glad you enjoyed!

My husband enjoyed the Egg Roll in a Bowl so much that he’s requested it multiple times!! Great recipe! Thank you!

Thank you so much, that's the best compliment!

It was tasty. I reduced the recipe to serve two but if I made it again, I would drastically reduce the serving size and have it as a side in an Asian menu.  I found it to be too much of the same thing to eat as a meal. I was bored by the time I finished eating, as was my husband. I like a meal with a variety of distinct textures, flavours and colours.

That's a great idea, I didn't think about serving this as a side, thanks for the tip! 😊

Hindi was interested in trying this but could you tell me if it is hot as in spicy? Will kids enjoy my it too? Thanks

I'd probably skip the Sriracha only because that may be too spicy. I think it adds a nice kick (which I don't find too spicy) but it may be too much for kids.

I've made egg roll in a bowl before but this is by far the best one I've tried! I love the extra flavor from the coconut aminos and more cabbage, much more satisfying! At first I thought it would be too much. It almost didn't fit in the skillet 😆 but it cooked down a lot. I drizzled some olive oil on top just to get my macros up. Definitely a keeper!

Thank you so much Suzanne!

I, too, have tried several recipes for egg roll in a bowl, but this one really hits the mark!  Definitely 5 stars.  I parcook the cabbage mix with a little oil, covered with plastic wrap in the microwave for 5 minutes before adding to the skillet. It cooks down faster and can then easily be added to the pan for stirring and turning. Absolutely delicious.
As an aside, your Chaffles cookbook was gifted to me for my birthday,  and I couldn't be more thrilled. I make the Rye chaffles quite a lot. Perfect.

Thank you for the quick tip Deni, what a great idea for quicker cooking! I'm glad you're enjoying cooking from my Chaffles Book!