Egg Roll in a Bowl - low carb, gluten-free, AIP option

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 0:23
Serves 6


  • 9 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrot
  • 2 med onions, finely chopped / minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil. Use another oil for AIP
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger (powdered)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tsp garlic granules (or 4 cloves garlic) (see how to make Homemade Garlic Powder)
  • 1/2 tsp (I use Real Salt)
  • 1/16 tsp stevia extract (or 4 T other sweetener) optional
  • 1/2 Tbsp crushed red pepper (optional. Omit for AIP.)
  • 2 Tbsp white wine (omit or substitute more broth for AIP.)
  • 1/3 cup beef broth (see Homemade Broth Tips)
  • 4 tsp tamari, liquid aminos, soy sauce, or coconut aminos or to taste
  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef (or ground or finely chopped chicken). Pork can be used as well. Omit for vegan or for a vegetable side.
  • Green onion for garnish (optional)


  1. Place meat in large pan and cook until browned.
  2. On medium high heat, add the onions and sesame oil. Cook until lightly browned.
  3. Reduce heat to medium.
  4. Add spices, sweetener, red pepper, wine, and broth to the pan and stir well.
  5. Add the cabbage and stir to coat.
  6. Cook, stirring frequently until the cabbage slightly wilts.
  7. Add carrots and cook for 2-3 minutes until soft.
  8. Add tamari to taste and adjust flavorings as desired.
  9. Serve plain or over rice or cauliflower rice.
  10. Garnish with green onions if desired.

Recipe Notes

For those on the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan, this meal can be any type of fuel.  With rice, it's a crossover. With cauliflower rice, or plain, and with beef or sausage, it's an S.

For keto, omit the carrots.

Use lean meat and reduce the fat to 2 tsp, and use fat free broth to make it an E and of course you can add extra carrots if you like.  You might want a bit more broth but I think it's fine without doing that.

For AIP or Paleo, use coconut aminos for the tamari / soy sauce.

For a vegan option, use a vegetable broth like this one.  Here is my Vegetable Broth Mix for a make-your-own option.

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