Keto Eggroll in a Bowl (also called Keto Crack Slaw) is one of my favorite weeknight dishes. It requires just one pot and 30 minutes to get a bowl full of flavor. This egg roll in a bowl recipe is a keto-friendly take on the popular roll you’d get with Chinese takeout. It’s made with simple ingredients, any ground meat, and whatever vegetables you have on hand. In this post, I share how to make keto egg roll in a bowl, what you serve with this low carb crack slaw dish, and tips for what to add in it.
What is Keto Crack Slaw?
Keto Crack Slaw or Egg Roll in a Bowl is the low carb remake to the traditional egg roll that you might get as part of a Chinese takeout order. It includes of the ingredients you’d find inside an eggroll, but this dish cuts added sugar and carbs.
Specifically, this one-pot meal has a mix of ground meat, shredded cabbage, other veggies, and an Asian-inspired sauce! It’s one of my favorites because it just requires one-pot and is ready in under 30 minutes.
How to Make Keto Crack Slaw:
Keto Crack Slaw can be completed in less than 30 minutes because it only has a few simple steps.
Make the sauce
The sauce includes 6 ingredients: erythritol, sesame seed oil, fish sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce or coconut animos, and ginger.
To make the sauce, all you need to do is add the ingredients to a small bowl. Next, just incorporate them with a whisk.
Add the vegetables to a hot large pan or dutch oven
Vegetables like onions, peppers, and mushrooms, need to be sautéed a little in any dish. So, I give them a head start by adding them to a large pot or dutch oven to get tender.
This way, they are fully cooked when the rest of the dish gets done.
Brown the meat
You can choose your favorite ground meat in this dish. Personally, I prefer to make egg roll in a bowl with ground pork. It reminds me of a pork roll.
I add the ground meat to the pot with the vegetables and brown the meat. Be sure to brown the meat before adding in the sauce.
If you add the liquid too early, then the meat will likely get too liquidly and mushy.
Add in the sauce
One important part of any egg roll is the cabbage. Since shredded cabbage cooks quickly, I tend to add it in closer to the end of my cooking.
I add the cabbage and the sauce I whisked at the same time. I continue cooking until the cabbage is tender.
Top with your favorite low carb Chinese inspired ingredients
There are so many options for adding toppings to Keto Crack Slaw. Some of my favorites are:
- Sesame Seeds
- Sriracha Sauce
- Thinly Sliced Jalapeno or Fresno Peppers
- Thinly Sliced Scallions or Green Onions
What can you add to your egg roll in a bowl?
Recently, I tried to make this recipe and my local market was out of shredded cabbage! While this might have seemed like a no-go for Egg Roll in a Bowl, it wasn’t.
One of the things that I love about this recipe is that you can simply substitute the vegetables for the things that you have.
If you’re asking yourself, “what can I add to my egg roll in a bowl?”, then you’ll love this list of substitutes.
Add-ins for Keto Crack Slaw:
- Bok Choy
- Red Onions
- Peppers – Jalapeños, Habaneros
What to serve with this egg roll in a bowl recipe?
Besides the toppings, this dish is really a one pot meal. I’d recommend just enjoying the dish alone.
If you’d like to have more vegetables, then you can pair it with easy vegetable side dishes like Bok Choy, Green Beans, or even Easy Sautéed Asparagus.
Is Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe spicy?
It doesn’t have to be a spicy dish.
One thing that you might notice about my recipes is that we love spicy food. In fact, you’ll often see me add things to recipes (check out my Buffalo Wings with Ghost Peppers or Honey” Sriracha Wings) to make them spicier than usual.
This recipe includes habanero peppers. You can feel free to omit them if you wish! I enjoy this dish with sweet baby bell peppers or regular bell peppers too!
Can you make this ahead of time or freeze this?
If you are busy like me, then you understand the importance of having lots of easy keto meal prep ideas. You can absolutely make this dish ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for us to four days.
Another option is to add individual servings of this dish to a freezer safe bowl or bag. That way, it easily becomes a keto frozen meal that you can pop out of the freezer and take with you to work when you want to stay on track, but don’t feel like cooking.
Love Low Carb Chinese Dishes?
You might be interested in these Asian Sticky Chicken Wings. It’s one of my favorite keto chicken wings recipes and uses keto-friendly substitutes for things like brown sugar to keep the flavor without the carbs.
Keto Sweet Chili Sticky Asian Chicken WingsGet this recipe
Keto Crack Slaw Sauce
Meat & Veggies for Eggroll in a Bowl
- 1 lb ground meat
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 5 green onions chopped (save some of the deep green part for a topping)
- 1/4 cup red onion chopped
- 3 mini baby bell peppers chopped
- 10 oz shredded cabbage
- 3 habanero peppers optional
- 1/2 cup sliced baby Bella mushrooms optional
- Add ingredients for the sauce to a mixing bowl and whisk. Set aside.
- Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat
- Add garlic, peppers, green onions, red onions, mushrooms and mini bell peppers to pan. Sauté until tender (~3 minutes)
- Add ground meat and cook until browned (~5 minutes)
- Pour in sauce and add in the cabbage. Stir and allow the sauce to reduce by about half (~8 minutes). You can stop cooking the dish once the cabbage is tender.
- Top with green onions, sriracha, and sesame seeds