Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe

This Egg Roll in a Bowl has all the ingredients of classic Asian Egg Rolls, but without the extra work of wrapping the egg roll and cooking it. Egg Roll Bowls are made with ground beef and veggies in a flavor-packed sauce, and it’s ready in just 20 minutes.

Deconstructed egg roll in a bowl with two chopsticks.

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We love the flavors of takeout and enjoy re-creating our favorite Asian-inspired dishes at home, from Shrimp Fried Rice to Beef and Broccoli, and of course Sweet and Sour Chicken. Making an eggroll bowl is one of the quickest and easiest ways to satisfy the craving for takeout.

Eggroll in a Bowl Recipe

If you enjoy Egg Rolls but haven’t tried them in a bowl you are in for a treat with this deconstructed egg roll served in a bowl! The ground meat with crisp cabbage and carrots in a light sauce with all the Asian flavors makes for the perfect and easy stir fry.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy to Make – this comes together in 1 pan.
  • Quick – Ready in just 20 minutes.
  • Reheat well – Makes for great leftovers and meal planning.
  • Simple – the ingredients are easy to find and affordable.
An easy recipe for eggrolls in a bowl.


This recipe moves fast so I suggest having all of your ingredients prepped, chopped, measured, and ready before you start your stove. Here are the simple ingredients you’ll need for the egg roll in a bowl:

  • Ground meat – We used lean 85/15 ground beef, but just about any fat content will work.
  • Onion – Finely chopped onion adds flavor and disappears into the dish.
  • Carrot – You’ll need a large carrot julienne or shredded.
  • Garlic – use fresh garlic which adds the best flavour.
  • Cabbage – we prefer to finely slice the cabbage and to do this you can use a knife or a mandolin slicer.
  • Soy sauce – We used low-sodium soy sauce but regular soy sauce may be used, but adjust the salt to taste. You can also use a gluten-free soy sauce for a gluten-free option.
  • Sesame oil – The sesame oil adds the traditional and authentic flavor of an egg roll.
  • Seasoning – We used ground ginger, sugar, salt, and pepper for the seasoning.
Ingredients needed for an eggroll bowl in ramekins.

How to Make Egg Roll in a Bowl

  1. Cook meat – In a large heavy skillet, heat the oil and add the ground beef. Cook the meat until no longer pink, breaking up the meat with a spatula as its being cooked. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook vegetables – Add the carrots and onion and cook until the onion is translucent and the carrots tender. Add the garlic, stir and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add remaining ingredients – Add the cabbage, ginger, soy, sesame oil, and sugar. Stir until well combined and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the cabbage is desired tenderness.
Step-by-step collage how to make an easy Egg roll in Bowl.

Egg Roll Bowl Add-ins

This is a classic base recipe for the egg roll in a bowl, here are some variations you can try.

  1. Add eggs – Once the cabbage is desired doneness, make a well in the center of the skillet and add an egg, scramble, and cook until ready then stir into the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Add spice – For some heat, you can add Sriracha sauce or red pepper flakes.
  3. Mushroom – Add mushrooms that are sliced ​​or finely diced and saute.
  4. Bell peppers – Although bell peppers aren’t traditionally added to egg rolls, they are great to add if you want more vegetables.
  5. Peanuts – Peanuts add a great crunch to the easy dish.
Egg Roll in a bowl sauteed in a skillet

Two Serves

Although the recipe is hearty and may be enjoyed as it is, here are some ideas for serving:

Common Questions

Can I use a different meat?

Yes, you most definitely can. Just about any ground meat will work: pork, chicken, or turkey will all work great.

Can I use a slaw mix?

Yes, a store-bought slaw mix will work great instead of the cabbage and carrot.

Can I dice the carrots?

If you don’t have a julienne slicer, you can finely dice or shred the carrots.

How to store leftovers?

Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Egg roll bowl topped with green onion.

More Asian-Inspired Recipes

If you enjoyed this Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe, you’ll love these favorite take-out copycat recipes:

Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Egg Roll in a Bowl served with green onion and chopsticks

If you love eggrolls, this deconstructed Eggroll is a Bowl Recipe will become a favorite. Sauteed ground meat with vegetables in flavor-packed sauce.

Author: Valentina Ablaev

Skill Level:


Cost to Make:



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Main course

Calories: 335

Servings: 4 servings

  • 1
    lean ground beef, we used 85/15
  • 1
    olive oil
  • 1/2
    fine sea salt, or two keys
  • ¼
    pepper, or two keys
  • ½
    onion, finely diced
  • 1
    carrot, julienned or coursley greated
  • 3
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 3
    cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1
    ground ginger
  • 1/4
    low sodium soy sauce
  • 2
    sesame oil
  • ½
    granulated sugar
  • 1
    chopped green onion, optional for garnish
  • 1/4
    sesame seeds, optional for garnish
  1. Set a large skillet over medium/high heat and add oil. Once hot, add ground beef and brown until no longer pink, about 5 minutes, breaking up the meat with a spatula as it’s cooked. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Add onion and carrots and saute until onion is tender, 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook another 30 seconds, stirring constantly.

  3. Finally add the cabbage, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar. Continue sauteeing for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the cabbage is tender.

  4. Serve garnished with green onion and sesame seeds if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 335
Calories from Fat 207

% Daily Value*

Barrel 23g35%

Saturated Fat 7g44%

Trans Fat 1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 2g

Monounsaturated Fat 11g

Cholesterol 77 mg26%

Sodium 961 mg42%

Potassium 571 mg16%

Carbohydrates 8g3%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 24g48%

Vitamin A 2615 IU52%

Vitamin C 22 mg27%

Calcium 59 mg6%

Iron 3 mg17%

* Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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