Egg Roll in A BowlOct 02, 2023
This beef and cabbage stir-fry resembles a deconstructed egg roll featuring beef, vegetables, and a flavourful sauce! Our dietitians love that this healthy 'egg roll in a bowl' is packed with protein, volume, and fibre to keep you feeling full for longer.
This recipe takes the key ingredients in a classic egg roll filling and turns them into a fast, healthy meal that’s the perfect easy weeknight dinner. The recipe is also fantastic as leftovers so make a double batch or pre-make as a meal prep option for easy lunches!
You’ll need a handful of simple, nourishing ingredients to make this tasty egg roll bowl:
- Ground meat: we used extra lean ground beef but you can sub for lean ground turkey.
- Vegetables: we used thinly sliced cabbage, peppers, green onion, and carrots. You can customize the recipe with additional vegetables like mushrooms or snap peas. You can even lean on convenience by purchasing ready-made coleslaw mix!
- Garlic & Ginger: use fresh garlic and ginger for the best flavour. Adding ginger and garlic adds flavour and boosts the antioxidant content to combat inflammation.
- Soy sauce: soy sauce adds flavour saltiness to the recipe. You can choose coconut aminos or tamari for a gluten-free sauce option.
- Sesame oil: sesame oil adds the traditional and authentic flavor of an egg roll.
EGG ROLL IN A BOWL
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoon siriacha
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
- 2 cloves garlic, grated
- ½ head cabbage, thinly sliced*
- 2 carrots, grated*
- 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
- 1 pound extra lean ground beef or turkey
- Optional: cooked rice, sliced green onion, sriracha
* you can replace the cabbage and carrots with a package of coleslaw vegetables to save prep time
- Prepare the sauce by combining the soy sauce, sesame oil, siriacha, garlic, and ginger in a small bowl. Whisk and set aside.
Prepare the vegetables by thinly slicing cabbage, grating carrot, and slicing the bell peppers. Set aside. To save time, use ready-made coleslaw mix to replace the carrots and cabbage.
- Add the ground meat to a large wok or Dutch Oven and cook until browned. If you'd like you can strain some of the fat.
- Add the cabbage to the meat and let it cook down. You may have to add the cabbage in stages to prevent the pot from getting too full!
- When the cabbage has wilted, add the carrots and bell pepper. Cook until the vegetables are slightly soft but still have some crunch.
- Stir in the sauce and let cook for a few minutes.
- If you'd like to add carbohydrate to the recipe, serve the stir-fry over rice. Top with optional sliced green onion and sriracha!
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