Egg Roll in a Bowl is one of my favorite easy throw together meals that everyone loves. I have been making this for years (updating an old post) and we still enjoy it every time. Cabbage and whole carrots keep in the fridge a long time too so this is a great recipe to make now that we are all staying home and visiting the store less frequently. Whole cabbage will keep in your fridge for one to two months and whole unpeeled carrots can last several weeks even up to three months in a plastic bag or sealed container in the fridge. And of course ground beef, pork, or venison is easy to store in the freezer.
I love the flavors that come together in this dish, especially sesame oil which adds so much flavor. I add more as I am cooking, checking the flavor as I go.
This will feed 6-8 people, so if you are cooking for 1 or 2 or even 3, I would halve the recipe unless of course you like lots of yummy leftovers.
Egg Roll in a Bowl (Egg Roll Stir Fry)
1 lb. ground beef, pork or venison
1-2 onions, diced (depending on size, I sometimes use 2)
1 Tbsp. (or more to taste) sesame oil (I use a lot more for flavor adding it as I cook.)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 - 1/2 cup soy sauce (start with 1/4 cup and add more to taste, I use 1/2 cup)
1 head cabbage, finely sliced
4 carrots, shredded*
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 oz. fresh mushrooms, chopped
1 small can sliced water chestnuts, chopped
Pinch or more red pepper flakes to taste, I like to add 1/4 tsp.
1. Brown ground meat, onion, and sesame oil in a large skillet or wok. If using mushrooms, add them here. Salt and pepper to add a layer of seasoning.
2. Add garlic, ginger, soy sauce and cabbage and cook until the cabbage is tender, stirring occasionally. If using water chestnuts, add them here.
3. Then add carrots and cook for a few more minutes til everything is hot and tender.
4. Salt and pepper again to taste. Add more soy sauce and sesame oil as needed to taste. I splash sesame oil in several times while cooking, checking the flavor as I go.
Add any additional flavors or ingredients you like. My husband always adds extra ginger to his.
*If you have a food processor, it will make shredding carrots super easy.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned work at home Mom blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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