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Egg Roll in a Bowl

Do you ever wish you could enjoy all the flavor and crunch of your favorite egg roll for an entire meal? This Egg Roll in a Bowl is quick, healthy, and packed with all that egg roll flavor.

This is a picture of egg roll in a bowl. There is a large black skillet filled with the egg roll mixture of coleslaw, carrots, ground beef, green onions, and sesame seeds.

Egg roll in a bowl

This egg roll in a bowl is the perfect solution to satisfy those take out cravings with a simple, healthy recipe. This recipe is quick, healthy, and the whole family will love it. Using meat, veggies, and a fantastic homemade sauce, this dish will be great all week - so don't hesitate to use it for your meal prep!

Egg rolls are a famous dish in American-ized Chinese cuisine. It's a crunchy fried roll with veggies, meat, and other fillings. For most people, a night of Chinese take-out isn't complete without this delicious side. Now, with this recipe, you can enjoy this traditional side dish for your entire dinner!

This is a picture of egg roll in a bowl. There is a large black skillet filled with the egg roll mixture of coleslaw, carrots, ground beef, green onions, and sesame seeds. There is a small white bowl with a serving of the egg roll inside of it.

What goes in an egg roll?

Crispy egg rolls are full of all kinds of delicious ingredients. Most likely the egg roll at your local Chinese restaurant will include meat and vegetables in a flaky, fried shell. Interestingly, the egg roll traditionally doesn't contain egg.

This recipe calls for ground beef as your meat, and coleslaw mix and carrots as the veggies. You'll add garlic and ginger to create a delicious savory flavor and even make your own delicious sauce for topping. This recipe cannot be beat!

Egg roll in a bowl ingredients

Everything you'll need to make this healthy recipe:

  • ground beef 
  • coleslaw mix
  • matchstick carrots
  • onion 
  • garlic 
  • ginger 
  • sesame oil
  • soy sauce
  • avocado oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • green onions, sesame seeds, egg

Egg roll in a bowl substitution ideas

  • Ground beef: Substitute any ground meat for this recipe. Ground chicken, turkey, or pork - it all will work!
  • Carrots: If you don't have matchstick carrots on hand you can grate or shred a full-sized carrot!
  • Toppings: Here is the place to shine with this recipe! I suggest green onion, sesame seeds, or an egg. Other ideas for scrumptious toppings are purple cabbage, water chestnuts, avocado, or sriracha!

How to make egg roll in a bowl

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 1 tsp oil to the skillet. Let heat for about 30 seconds.
  • Add onion and garlic. Cook about 2 mins, until translucent.
  • Add beef to the skillet and brown, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add salt, pepper, sesame oil, soy sauce and ginger. Stir.
  • Cut heat to low.
  • Add coleslaw and carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until everything is wilted.
  • Top with green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!
This is a picture of egg roll in a bowl. There is a large black skillet filled with the egg roll mixture of coleslaw, carrots, ground beef, green onions, and sesame seeds.

How do I store this recipe?

Store this recipe in an airtight container in your fridge. If you're using for meal prep go ahead and place into four individual containers so it is quick and easy to reheat when you're ready to eat!

How long does egg roll in a bowl last in the fridge?

This egg roll in a bowl recipe will last for around 5 days in the fridge. This makes it a great choice for your weekly meal prep.

How to reheat this recipe

Reheat this recipe by putting it in the microwave and reheating one serving for 1-2 minutes. Then you'll be ready to go!

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This is a picture of egg roll in a bowl. There is a large black skillet filled with the egg roll mixture of coleslaw, carrots, ground beef, green onions, and sesame seeds.
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5 from 10 votes

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Do you ever wish you could enjoy all the flavor and crunch of your favorite egg roll for an entire meal? This Egg Roll in a Bowl is quick, healthy, and packed with all that egg roll flavor.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: egg roll, egg roll in a bowl
Servings: 4
Calories: 313kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Large Skillet
  • Mixing spoon

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb ground beef 93% lean
  • 1 bag coleslaw mix
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • toppings: green onions, sesame seeds, egg

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 1 tsp oil to the skillet. Let heat for about 30 seconds.
  • Add onion and garlic. Cook about 2 mins, until translucent.
  • Add beef to the skillet and brown, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add salt, pepper, sesame oil, soy sauce and ginger. Stir.
  • Cut heat to low.
  • Add coleslaw and carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until everything is wilted.
  • Top with green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 14g
Recipe Rating




Lois

Monday 8th of April 2024

Making this tonight for the second time, we liked it so much! With ground chicken, may add some frozen peas this time. With cauliflower rice/jasmine rice blend on the bottom of the bowl, so satisfying!

Lois

Wednesday 20th of March 2024

This was really good! I added it to rice/cauliflower rice blend, as I didn't have a whole lot of cole slaw mix left to use. I added a little hot chili sauce as a topping. It's going in my recipe file!

Jordan Smith

Thursday 21st of March 2024

Hi Lois, I love adding a rice cauliflower blend to this to bulk up the recipe! Also, you're a genius for adding a hot chili sauce on top — YUM! Thanks for the positive review!

Chris C.

Sunday 10th of December 2023

So easy, so yummy! Will make again! Great macros! As with so many of Jordan's recipes - a great meal prep recipe and will make again.

A few tweaks I made to the recipe: I upped my meat to 2 lbs. to increase the protein, had two bags of coleslaw mix since I increased the meat. I didn't use avocado oil to spare some fat. I also added a can of sliced water chestnuts.

Jordan Smith

Monday 11th of December 2023

Thank you for sharing your recipe modifications! This recipe is welcome to protein & veggie swaps, which is one of the things I love about this one. We often make a variation of this on our "clean out the fridge" days with whatever veggies we have. Happy to hear you enjoy this recipe!

Lauren K.

Sunday 10th of December 2023

This is so good and simple. It literally throws together so quickly and is delicious and filling! Another husband approved recipe!

Marla

Saturday 9th of December 2023

Hit it out of the park again!!!