20 Minute Easy Crack Slaw Recipe – Keto & Whole30

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Crack Slaw is a popular stir-fry recipe made with simple ingredients such as cabbage, meat, and seasonings. Ready in less than 20 minutes, it quickly became a staple in our kitchen, because everyone loves it. On top of that, this recipe is low carb and keto-friendly!


It will shortly become a staple in your kitchen because it’s so easy to make and tastes absolutely fantastic. Having a healthy dinner ready in 20 minutes that all your family will love sounds divine.

Watch the video below and see how to cook these easy pork chops with super creamy mushroom sauce!

What is Crack Slaw?

Crack slaw recipe also called Egg Roll in a Bowl is a well balanced healthy meal, suitable for many lifestyles such as keto diet, paleo, low carb, whole30. It’s basically a vibrant and fresh cabbage stir fry with beef, all seasoned with ginger, soy sauce.

I first saw this recipe on a video that went viral on social media. Ever since I tried to recreate this delicious low carb cabbage stir fry and on my quest, I discovered tons of fantastic recipes. You have to try this, it’s sincerely the best.

Dinner in Five

There are many versions of the eggroll in a bowl you can make, and all of them are so extremely delicious.

low carb crack slaw

To make this recipe I used ground beef, but you can use ground pork, pork breakfast sausage. turkey or even chicken. If you can’t find a coleslaw mix you can chop up the cabbage and carrots. I also like to make my cabbage slaw with soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, fresh ginger, scallions. Top it with toasted sesame seeds and a fried egg for extra flavor. DELICIOUS!

Depending on how strict is your keto diet you can skip the carrots to reduce the carb count.

I am a huge fan of easy to make, yet delicious recipes and you’ve probably noticed it if you read some of the recipes in this blog.

You will love my low carb taco salad, that’s great for meal prep and it takes 10 minutes to make.

A low-carb, easy, low carb recipe perfect for dinner

keto low carb crackslaw

This recipe has the perfect combo of flavors. It’s spicy enough and has a unique Asian taste.

You can even make this recipe in one pan, reducing the cooking time and you’ll also have fewer dishes to wash.

The serving size is huge and has only 4g net carbs. This is probably one of the easiest low carb dinners you can make. It also reheats well, so the leftovers will be perfect for a quick low carb lunch the next day.

Ingredients for the Crack Slaw

The origin of his egg roll in a bowl is unclear to me. From my extensive research, I understand that the idea of crack slaw started on a Weight Watchers forum and ever since then became an extremely popular recipe.

The main ingredient is cabbage that’s among the healthiest vegetables, it has a high nutrient content and it’s extremely versatile.

low carb crack slaw ingredients

You’ll need a bag of ColeSlaw mix that also contains cabbage and carrots. You can also thinly slice a head of cabbage, and that’s what I do sometimes. To save some tome and out of convenience, I like to grab the bag.

Crack Slaw is a recipe made with simple low carb ingredients and tastes amazing. It easily became a staple in our kitchen because everyone.

Let’s see what other ingredients we need in this easy crack slaw recipe.

  • 12 oz coleslaw mix
  • 1 lb ground beef or breakfast sausage – feel free to replace the protein with ground chicken or turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger or ground ginger
  • 2 stalks green onions
  • 3 tbsp olive oil or sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp sugar-free hot sauce
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste

How to Make Crack Slaw?

The instructions are fairly simple. Here’s everything you have to do:

  1. Start by mincing the garlic, the fresh ginger and chop the
  2. Brown the ground beef in two tablespoons sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Sautée the garlic and ginger in some oil until fragrant. Add the freshly chopped onion, the coleslaw mix and cook until tender.
  4. Combine the cooked meat with the cabbage, then add the soy sauce, hot sauce, and vinegar.
  5. Serve with some sesame seeds and add extra hot sauce if you prefer spicy meals.

What can I use instead of soy sauce?

I used soy sauce because I was out of tamari. I make this recipe often because everyone loves it.

Soy sauce often comes with hidden sugars, wheat and other ingredients that aren’t keto-friendly. Regarding carbs soy sauce, usually has 1g carbs for a tablespoon.

If you are trying to eat clean and ditch all the nasty ingredients here are a few keto substitutes of the soy sauce:

  • Tamari: it’s made 100% of soybeans and it’s a high-quality product with an intense flavor
  • Coconut aminos: the price is a little bit higher, but if you want to eat a soy-free diet (non-GMO) I recommend using coconut aminos.

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20 Minute Easy Crack Slaw Recipe – Keto & Whole30

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword crack slaw
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Crack slaw is a quick and easy meal that is ready in less than 20 minutes. You will need only a few ingredients such as ground beef, coleslaw mix or cabbage, soy sauce (liquid amnios) and sesame seeds oil. Believe me that once you my recipe, you will want to make it again and everyone will love it.


  • 12 oz coleslaw mix
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger or ground ginger
  • 2 stalks green onions
  • 3 tbsp olive oil or sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp sugar-free hot sauce
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • In a pan add 1 tbsp oil and brown the ground beef.
  • Season it with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Heat up 2 tbsp olive oil (or sesame oil) and cooked the minced garlic and fresh ginger, onions and the coleslaw mix until tender.
  • Add the soy sauce, hot sauce, and vinegar and mix to combine.
  • Mix back in the cooked meat and mix well.
  • Serve with some sesame seeds on top and hot sauce if desired.


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20 Minute Easy Crack Slaw Recipe – Keto & Whole30


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