So… you may have noticed I’m cooking a lot of recipes these days that are low carb and gluten free. Well, lemme tell you, there’s a reason. The minute I turned forty last year the pounds started packing on.
I’m a big gal. And that’s fine. I came to terms with the fact I ain’t ever going to be a size two 15 years ago. But even us big girls have a range we like to stay in.
And I stepped way out of that range this past year so I’m trying to get back in it again.
It’s like an egg roll without the wrapper!
I honestly can’t take credit for this genius idea, since I’ve seen it plastered all over the internet in recent years. After a craving for Chinese food hit me like a ton of bricks (do you ever get those?!), I decided that it was time to get in the kitchen and create my own Egg Roll in a Bowl!
This Asian-inspired supper has all of the flavors that you love without any of the deep fat frying. It’s just a big, beautiful skillet full of fresh vegetables and lean protein stir-fried in a savory sauce.
In my typical fashion, I even managed to create a recipe that requires almost ZERO prep work! With help from a bag of coleslaw mix and a bag of matchstick carrots, I didn’t even have to pull out my cutting board or my knife for this dinner. Tip — use kitchen shears to snip the green onions right over the skillet. Again, no knife or cutting board necessary!
SO, WHAT INGREDIENTS WILL I NEED FOR THIS EGG ROLL IN A BOWL?
You’ll be happy to know that this easy recipe does NOT require any fancy, expensive, hard-to-find ingredients! You’ll want:
- a bag of coleslaw mix (or shredded cabbage); onion; and a few other fresh veggies (sliced mushrooms would be a delicious addition!)
- ground meat of choice (I used ground turkey here, but ground chicken, ground beef, or ground pork all work well)
- a simple stir-fry sauce made with soy sauce, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, and toasted sesame oil (plus optional hoisin sauce, if you like)
- 1 lb. ground turkey breast (can substitute with ground chicken, ground beef, or ground pork)
- 1 sweet onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil*
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic**
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ cup less sodium soy sauce
- 1 (16 ounce) bag coleslaw mix
- ½ cup grated or “matchstick” carrots
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce (optional, but recommended)
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground meat and cook, stirring, until no longer pink. Drain; return meat to skillet.
Add diced onion, sesame oil, and rice vinegar to the skillet. Cook, stirring, for a few more minutes (until onion is tender).
Add garlic, ginger, soy sauce, hoisin sauce (optional), coleslaw mix, and carrots to the skillet. Cook, stirring, for about 5-7 more minutes, or until cabbage is wilted.
Remove skillet from the heat. Stir in green onions and season with salt and pepper, to taste.