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Egg Roll in a Bowl

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This egg roll in a bowl recipe is a one-pot, Chinese-inspired stir-fry with chunks of beef and tender-crisp veggies in a savory, perfectly seasoned sauce.
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  1. EGG ROLL IN A BOWL INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS EGG ROLL IN A BOWL RECIPE
  3. STORAGE
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Our egg roll in a bowl recipe takes everything normally stuffed inside an egg roll and places it in a bowl – like an egg roll stir fry. Use coleslaw mix, ground beef, and a delicious blend of spices and there will be no reason to order deep-fried egg roll take out. This homemade version is delicious and filling.

Wondering what to serve with egg roll in a bowl? Try our Chicken Lo Mein recipe. Love Chinese takeout? Instead of ordering in cook up this super delicious Crockpot Orange Chicken.

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MORE CHINESE RECIPES:
Chicken Lo Mein | Sesame Chicken


EGG ROLL IN A BOWL INGREDIENTS

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You will need:

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced finely
  • 16 ounce bag coleslaw mix
  • ½ cup carrots, peeled and finely shredded
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ to ¾ cup soy sauce, I used a little over ½ cup
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Green onion for garnish, optional

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

GROUND GINGER: If you don’t have any ground ginger, you can substitute with equal parts of ground all spice.

SESAME OIL: Sesame oil provides an authentic asian flavor, but you can substitute almost any oil you want, including regular oil vegetable oil.

VEGGIES: The onion, coleslaw, and carrots are traditional egg roll veggies, but you can add in others as well. Peas, edamame, or bean sprouts make a nice addition.

VEGETARIAN: You can leave out the beef and add extra veggies to make this vegetarian. 

MEAT: You can substitute ground turkey, pork, or chicken instead of the ground beef if you wish.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS EGG ROLL IN A BOWL RECIPE

STEP ONE: Cook ground beef in a large deep-sided skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Be careful to NOT break the ground beef into smaller pieces. Keep the pieces larger. 

STEP TWO: Drain grease and return to the stovetop. Add onions and minced garlic and cook until meat is deeper browned. Again, keep the ground beef in larger pieces.

PRO TIP: Keep your pan a bit cooler to not burn the garlic. You can always turn it up higher if needed, but burnt garlic will add a sour flavor to your recipe.

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STEP THREE: Add 2 tbsp sesame oil, carrots, and cabbage to the skillet. Use tongs to combine. Let cook for about 5 minutes.

PRO TIP: Check your supermarket for pre-shredded carrots to save yourself some time.

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STEP FOUR: In a small separate bowl combine onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, ground ginger, soy sauce, and vegetable oil. Pour over meat and cabbage mixture.

PRO TIP: You can bring out the flavor of the spices by rubbing them together in your palms before adding them to the pan. You can also use a mortar and pestle.

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STEP FIVE: Reduce heat and continue to cook for about 5 minutes.

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STEP SIX: Serve hot!

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store your recipe in the fridge in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days. You can store it in individual containers to take for quick lunches.

IN THE FREEZER: Place leftovers in an airtight freezer-safe storage container and freeze for up to 3 months. 

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Egg roll in a bowl is all the yummy, seasoned beef and veggies from the center of an egg roll combined with a savory, Chinese-inspired sauce. This recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes and cooks up easily all in one pan.

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Egg Roll in a Bowl

5 from 4 votes
This egg roll in a bowl recipe is a one-pot, Chinese-inspired stir-fry with chunks of beef and tender-crisp veggies in a savory, perfectly seasoned sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion diced finely
  • 16 oz coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup carrots peeled and finely shredded
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • ½ to 3/4 cup soy sauce I used a little over ½ cup
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • green onion for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Cook ground beef in a large deep sided skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Be careful to not break the ground beef into smaller pieces, keep the pieces larger.
  • Drain grease and return to the stovetop. Add onions and minced garlic and cook until meat is browned, again, keep the ground beef in larger pieces.
  • Add 2 tbsp sesame oil, carrots, and cabbage to the skillet. Use tongs to combine. Let cook for. about 5 minutes.
  • In a small separate bowl combine onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, ground ginger, soy sauce, and vegetable oil. Pour over meat and cabbage mixture.
  • Reduce heat and continue to cook for about 5 minutes.

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Notes

For an extra kick, add ¼ tsp of red pepper flakes to the pot. 

Nutrition

Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1181mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1906IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. Kelly says

    5 stars
    We don’t eat ground beef so I changed this to ground turkey. I followed the recipe otherwise and it was well flavored and taste just like an egg roll!

  2. Amber says

    5 stars
    Ground Turkey, minced ginger instead of powdered and a handful or two of steam fry noodles (Farkay brand) and bean sprounts added with the sauce. Lid on until noodles are softened. After making this recipe twice that’s the tweak that worked the best for us.

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