This easy keto crack slaw recipe, also known as egg roll in a bowl, will truly become one of your most favorite quick and easy low carb dinners.
Keto egg roll in a bowl is just like it sounds, it’s a deconstructed egg roll that is served in a bowl instead of being wrapped up like at your favorite Chinese or Asian restaurant.
Crack Slaw Keto Recipe
Are you wondering how keto egg roll in a bowl also became known as keto crack slaw? If you’ve ever heard of both terms before and didn’t understand the difference, they’re actually one and the same!
The theory is that this egg roll in a bowl recipe is so addicting that it’s a food version of “crack.” Honestly, I’d “personally” prefer if it didn’t have a drug-related name associated with it and at our house, we simply call it egg roll in a bowl. But to each his own if you prefer to call it keto crack slaw! Maybe different parts of the country call it by a different term?
Why This Recipe Works
- Keto crack slaw is super fast when you buy a bag of pre-shredded cabbage
- It’s easy to substitute ground chicken or beef for the ground pork
- Because it only takes 15 minutes to cook! That’s just mind-blowing!
- It only has 6 net carbs per serving, which can be reduced even more with easy swaps
- It works for many health plans since it’s dairy-free, sugar-free, low carb, paleo, Whole 30, gluten-free and keto.
We also have a lighter Weight Watchers eggroll is a bowl recipe with ground chicken.
- sesame oil
- ground pork
- pre-shredded cabbage blend
- shredded ginger
- minced garlic
- coconut aminos or gluten-free tamari (aka gluten-free soy sauce)
- green onions
- Sriracha sauce (optional)
To save time making our deconstructed egg roll bowl, we used a pre-shredded coleslaw mix of shredded green cabbage, red cabbage, and a small number of carrots mixed in. As a substitute, you can just use pre-shredded bags of green cabbage OR you can use 5 cups of cabbage you slice yourself.
Some people might wonder if the cabbage blend with a little carrot still makes this a keto crack slaw recipe, and the answer my friend is YES. The net carbs from are a very small amount of shredded carrots is quite small.
Step by Step Instructions
The crack slaw keto recipe is REALLY easy to double or triple to use for quick low carb lunches and dinners later in the week. When I double this recipe, I have found that each step took just a little bit longer to make, so instead of cooking the pork 5-6 minutes, maybe it took 7 or so as an example.
Cook the Pork
Cook the ground pork over medium-high heat until cooked through. This took about 5-6 mins. Drain most of the liquid from the pan, I left about a couple tablespoons of liquid/grease in the pan to help cook the cabbage mix.
Add the sesame oil, the bag of shredded cabbage mix, garlic, ginger, and coconut aminos (or tamari or soy sauce). We love to use the frozen miced garlic and frozen shredded ginger from Trader Joes. We just pop in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to defrost.
** note: if you’re substituting ground chicken or ground turkey in the place of ground pork, I’d cook the lean meat in the sesame oil otherwise it might stick to the pan. Add more oil as needed or use a non-stick pan.
Sauté the pork and cabbage mixture for 3-4 mins until the cabbage is cooked through, but still crisp-tender.
Mix in the green onions and also use more of them as a garnish on the top, if desired.
Drizzle with a little sriracha sauce to increase the heat factor. We don’t like our food super salty, so feel free to add more coconut aminos/tamari/soy sauce to the recipe if you want to add a little bit more sodium.
Keto crack slaw takes just 15 mins start to finish! This is one of those go-to recipes that’ll be easy to memorize and you’ll make it over and over.
- Either a non stick skillet, aluminum, or a cast iron skillet will work for this recipe.
- Be sure to reserve some of the ground pork grease to cook the veggies in, especially if you aren’t using a non-stick skillet.
- By chance, if the vegetables seem to be sticking in the pan, add a little bit of neutral oil like canola or avocado and scrape up the stuck bits.
- Prep all ingredients beforehand since this recipe cooks so quickly.
- Double it if desired to have left-overs for lunches or dinner.
Is Crack Slaw Healthy?
If you’re wondering if keto crack slaw can be adapted to your health plan, it most definitely can! This is such a versatile recipe.
Even Lower Carb– make it even lower carb with shredded cabbage and skip the mix with carrots added. Making the keto crack slaw recipe with either pork or ground beef will increase the fat.
Paleo– Substitute the oil for coconut oil if you don’t want to use sesame oil. Be sure to use coconut aminos instead of tamari or soy sauce to keep it Whole30 compliant.
Vegetarian– Instead of pork, chicken or ground beef, use a vegetarian ground meat substitute or mix in beans and a few scrambled eggs to make this a vegetarian egg roll in a bowl.
What to Serve With Crack Slaw?
This egg roll in a bowl aka keto crack slaw recipe could be a meal all unto itself! With protein, fats, and low carb vegetables it’s perfectly fine to eat keto crack slaw as a one-dish meal.
Here are some of our favorite dishes to serve on the side:
- cauliflower rice
- broccoli rice
- roasted broccoli
- a low carb green salad
- cucumber salad
- roasted tofu
- More protein- anything low carb that’s Asian inspired, chicken, or salmon
Can You Freeze It?
Another thing we love about keto crack slaw is that it’s super simple to double or triple and then you can freeze some for later!
Don’t get stuck wondering what to eat for lunch or dinner, the fastest way to break your health plan is by not having
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- 1 lb ground pork
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 bag pre-shredded coleslaw blend (9 oz- 5 cups of cabbage)
- 2 tsp shredded ginger
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos or gluten-free tamari
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
- Sriracha sauce (optional)
- Cook the ground pork over medium-high heat until cooked through. This took about 5-6 mins. Drain most of the liquid from the pan, I left about a couple tablespoons of liquid/grease in the pan to help cook the cabbage mix.
- Add the sesame oil, the bag of shredded cabbage mix, garlic, ginger, and coconut aminos (or tamari or soy sauce).
- Sauté the pork and cabbage mixture for 3-4 mins until the cabbage is cooked through, but still crisp-tender.
- Mix in the green onions and use the green onions as a garnish on the top, if desired.
- Drizzle with a little sriracha sauce to increase the heat factor.
If you're substituting ground chicken or ground turkey in the place of ground pork, I'd cook the lean meat in the sesame oil otherwise it might stick to the pan. Add more oil as needed or use a non-stick pan.
Feel free to kick up the heat with hot sauce or add more coconut aminos if you want the crack slaw a little saltier.
You can substitute plain green shredded cabbage for the coleslaw shredded vegetable mix.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 425Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 109mgSodium 565mgCarbohydrates 7gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 5gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 30g
The nutritional information is just an estimate, it can vary based on the brands you buy and which calculator is used. Please calculate this info yourself if you're on a restricted diet.