Deconstructed Egg Roll

Deconstructed Egg Roll
When you are ready to put in a delivery order for Chinese food, this Deconstructed Egg Roll will help satisfy your craving!

I honestly can’t remember how I came across this recipe (probably just browsing around Pinterest), but I was instantly intrigued. I love egg rolls! But they never seem like a very “good” or healthy choice. Much like the Asian Turkey Meatballs from help satisfy a craving for dumplings, I was hoping this recipe might satisfy a craving for egg rolls.  Spoiler: it did!

Come to find out from reading the recipe that this dish, also known as “crack slaw” is a *thing* for low carb, keto and paleo diets and there are a multitude of versions of it out there. Of course, I wanted to up the amount of protein in it and add a little more variety by way of some broccoli slaw, so I guess now there’s one more to add to the list. 🙂


2 tbsp sesame oil
4 tbsp chopped garlic
1 cup diced onion
10 green onions, sliced on a bias (separate the white and green parts)
3 lbs combination of ground beef and ground turkey (I like doing 1 pound 96% lean ground beef, 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey, and 1 pound ground turkey breast)
1 T ground ginger
1 T chopped ginger
sea salt and black pepper, to taste
3 tbsp garlic chili sauce
1 bag coleslaw
1 bag broccoli slaw
5 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
2 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
sesame seeds
2 T oyster sauce

Heat the sesame oil in a large saute pan (I use this one) over medium high heat. Add garlic, onion, and white portion of the green onions. Sauté until the onions are translucent and the garlic is fragrant.

Add the meat, ground ginger, chopped ginger, sea salt, black pepper and garlic chili sauce. Sauté until the meat is cooked through.

Add coleslaw and broccoli slaw, tamari, and rice wine vinegar. Sauté until the coleslaw is tender (if you need to, cover it for a couple of minutes to help the slaw cook down a little). Transfer to a large bowl using a slotted spoon to drain off some of the liquid. Stir in the oyster sauce.

Top with green onions and sesame seeds before serving.

For each of 12 servings of about 1 1/2 cups: 199 calories, 6.7 grams of fat, 6.8 grams of carbs (1.8 grams of fiber), 25.5 grams of protein.

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