The Best Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe

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This egg roll in a bowl is the easiest 30-minute one-pan dinner ever! It's got egg roll-inspired flavor with tons of fresh veggies and in a delicious sauce with soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic.


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Egg Roll Mixture

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 pound ground beef (85/15)
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 tablespoon grated garlic (or garlic paste)
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger (or ginger paste)
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 16 oz. bag tri-color coleslaw mix
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper

Serve With

  • rice
  • wonton strips
  • thinly sliced green onion
  • toasted sesame seeds


  1. Whisk together 1/2 cup soy sauce, 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 2 grated garlic, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, and a couple large pinches of salt and pepper.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil to a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 pound ground beef and a couple pinches of salt and pepper. Brown the beef, crumbling with a spatula, until cooked through.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add 1 small diced onion and 1 cup of matchstick carrots along with a couple pinches of salt and pepper and cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon grated garlic, 1 tablespoon grated ginger, 3 thinly sliced green onions, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  5. Add 16 ounces coleslaw mix along with a couple pinches of salt and pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the cabbage begins to wilt.
  6. Stir sauce into the meat and veggie mixture and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve with brown rice and garnish with wonton strips, green onion, and toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!
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  • Don't overcook the cabbage! Only saute the cabbage for a couple minutes until it wilts. If you cook it too much it will get very soft and there will be less of a textural variety in the dish. It's best if the cabbage still has a slight bit of crunch.
  • Get creative! Feel free to switch up the ingredients to suit your family's taste. Add water chestnuts, mushrooms, or bean sprouts!
  • Add some spice! Stir in a pinch or two of crushed red peppers to add some heat to this dish.