Pork egg roll in a bowl is a low-carb alternative to traditional egg rolls. This is an easy recipe with ground pork, veggies and other flavours which is sure to satisfy a craving for Asian food. I love this easy one pan meal. If you want something quick and simple for a busy weeknight dinner, consider this 15 minute meal! It’s cheaper and healthier than takeout but every bit as tasty – maybe even more!
A quick egg roll recipe is great for making a side dish but pork egg roll in a bowl is a complete meal by itself. There are many variations you can try if you want to add this easy one pan meal to your regular meal rotation. You can add some Air Fryer Gluten Free Egg Roll Wrappers and make egg rolls with this filling. You will probably want to also try this Gluten Free Healthy Sweet and Sour Sauce, too!
What Ingredients Do You Need?
You will need ground pork to make pork egg roll in a bowl. The vegetables I love to add are cabbage, carrots, beansprouts, shallot, and green onion. Soy sauce, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, sesame oil, and an egg are the other ingredients.
How to Make this Simple 15-Minute Meal
Can you really make this tasty recipe with ground pork in so little time? Yes! First heat some oil (I like coconut oil) in a wok and add the ground pork. Cook it, stirring often, until no pink remains. You need to thinly slice the veggies, garlic, and ginger too, so do that while the pork cooks. The garlic, ginger and shallot go in with the pork.
Next you will add the veggies, soy sauce and sesame oil. The egg goes in there next. Push the other ingredients up the sides of the wok and crack in the egg. You can then scramble it in there, then stir it with the other ingredients. Get everything well mixed together. Serve with red pepper flakes and green onion.
Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl Variations
Try ground beef or half ground beef and half ground pork if you want. Ground chicken or turkey would also work. Try other vegetables. What do you have in the refrigerator that needs to be used up?
Bell pepper, mushrooms and zucchini would work, or you could try white cabbage. A handful of edamame beans is always good too and they add extra protein. I like cilantro leaves as a garnish on the finished dish. Sriracha sauce can increase the heat (or you can serve hot sauce at the table).
Coleslaw mix is a timesaving alternative to you having to slice the carrot and cabbage yourself. It might cost a few more cents but it’s convenient, that’s for sure.
Minced onion would work instead of the shallot. You could also add some cashew halves. You wouldn’t find those in a classic egg roll but since this is served in a bowl like a stir fry, anything goes!
Choose your favourite ingredients for this quick egg roll recipe and it’ll be perfect. This easy one-pan meal can be prepared in many ways and you might want to use different ingredients every time.
What to Serve with It
This 15-minute meal is great just as it is, since it’s filling. If you want to add a side dish though, consider fried or boiled white rice. Noodles tossed in a little sesame sauce are also good if you want to add some carbs. Serve this recipe with ground pork with whatever you like.
A Healthy Alternative
Traditional egg rolls are deep-fried and popular at American-Chinese restaurants. Pork and cabbage are typical ingredients for the filling and they’re fried until crispy and served hot.
This pork egg roll in a bowl is a quick egg roll recipe which offers all of the flavour without all the oil. It’s not uncommon for a restaurant egg roll to pack about 220 calories each!
Quick and Simple as Well as Tasty!
This easy one pan meal is well worth knowing. It’s a quick egg roll recipe that can be thrown together in a few minutes. You get to choose how much of each ingredient goes into the mix, as well as what kind of ground meat you are using or which veggies. Don’t want to use meat? You can use firm tofu instead (marinate it in soy sauce first).
If you like this quick egg roll recipe, you might also like Shrimp Spring Rolls with Tasty Spicy Garlic Sauce, Delicious Air Fryer Honey Mustard Pork Chops or Vegan Kung Pao with Tofu, Vegetables & Cashews.
Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe
Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl
- 1 Pound ground pork
- 1 Cup cabbage napa, thinly sliced
- 1/2 Cup red cabbage thinly sliced
- 1 Cup carrots matchstick
- 1/4 Cup bean sprouts
- 1/4 Cup tamari soy sauce
- 3 Cloves garlic minced
- 1 shallot minced
- 1' ginger root peeled and minced
- 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 egg
- 4 Stalks green onion diced, as garnish
- Wash and prepare vegetables. Thinly slice napa and red cabbage, mince garlic, shallot, and ginger.
- Heat a wok over medium high heat. Add 1 tbsp coconut oil and melt. Next, add the ground pork. Break up and cook for 5 minutes. Next, add garlic, shallot, and ginger. Saute for 30 seconds.
- Add carrots, bean sprouts, napa cabbage, red cabbage, soy sauce, and sesame oil to the wok and saute for 2 minutes. Clear a spot in the center and add the egg. Scramble for 1 minute and stir to combine. Top with red pepper flakes.
- Serve warm in a bowl and garnish with diced green onion.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
I think this is the best recipe with ground pork if you want a 15 minute meal which tastes great. It’s a nice way of using up vegetables which would otherwise go beyond their prime in the refrigerator. You can serve this pork egg roll in a bowl by itself or with rice or noodles. Try ‘cauliflower rice’ (sautéed grated cauliflower) for a low-carb side dish.