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Skillet Egg Roll Recipe: Quick and Delicious Family Favorite

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Skillet Egg Roll Recipe

Imagine enjoying all the flavors of an egg roll without the deep-frying or the mess. If you crave a quick, one-skillet meal, this recipe is perfect for you.

You’ll be cooking ground meat, savory garlic, and fresh veggies all in one pan. In just about 20 minutes, you’ll have a healthy, tasty dish that’s great for busy weeknights.

With this simple stir-fry, you get the crunch and savoriness of an egg roll, but with less effort and fewer calories. Dive in and delight your taste buds with this easy skillet egg roll recipe.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

For a tasty skillet egg roll, you’ll need the following ingredients. If you don’t have something, there are easy substitutes you can use.

Meat

  • Ground pork or ground chicken
    • Substitute: Ground turkey or beef

Vegetables

  • Coleslaw mix (with shredded cabbage and carrots)
    • Substitute: Fresh shredded cabbage and carrots
  • Onion (white or yellow)
    • Substitute: Red onion or shallots
  • Garlic (minced)
  • Ginger (minced fresh ginger)

Sauces

  • Soy sauce
    • Substitute: Tamari or coconut aminos
  • Hoisin sauce (optional, for a sweeter taste)
    • Substitute: Teriyaki sauce

Oils

  • Vegetable oil or sesame oil
    • Substitute: Olive oil or avocado oil (for a different flavor)

Garnishes

  • Green onions (sliced)
  • Sesame seeds (optional)

Spices

  • Salt and pepper

Having these ingredients prepped and ready will make your cooking process smooth and enjoyable. If you need to improvise, don’t worry! Use the suggested substitutes to fit what you have on hand.

Instructions


  1. Heat the Oil: In a large skillet or wok, heat a tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat until it’s shimmering.



  2. Cook the Meat: Add ground meat (pork, turkey, or chicken) and chopped onion. Break up the meat with a wooden spoon. Cook until the meat is browned and the onion is tender, about 8 minutes.



  3. Add Garlic and Ginger: Stir in minced garlic and fresh ginger. Cook for about 1 minute until fragrant.



  4. Add the Veggies: Toss in a bag of coleslaw mix and shredded carrots. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are tender, about 5 minutes.



  5. Combine the Sauces: In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, and rice vinegar. Pour this mixture over the veggies and meat. Stir to combine.



  6. Finish with Green Onions: Add sliced green onions and cook for another 1-2 minutes.



  7. Serve: Remove from heat and serve hot. Enjoy your egg roll in a bowl!


Optional:

  • For Extra Crunch: Top with chopped cashews.
  • For Spice Lovers: Add a drizzle of sriracha or sprinkle of red pepper flakes.

Feel free to adjust ingredients to your taste!

Tips, Tricks & Storing

Use Fresh Ingredients: Fresh veggies and quality meat can make a big difference. They add more flavor and texture to your dish.

Prep Ahead: Chop all your veggies and measure out your sauces before you start cooking. It makes the process smoother and faster.

Adjust Seasoning: Taste as you go. If you like it spicier, add more ginger or a bit of hot sauce.

Cook Meat Evenly: To avoid clumps, break up the meat with a wooden spoon while it cooks.

Use a Large Skillet: A big skillet gives you more space to mix everything well.

Try Variations: Use ground turkey, chicken, or even tofu instead of pork. Experiment with different veggies like bell peppers or snap peas.

Storing & Reheating

Store Properly: Place leftovers in an airtight container. They will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Freezing: If freezing, cool completely then transfer to freezer-safe bags or containers. Label with the date. It will keep for up to 3 months.

Reheat Gently: Warm your egg roll bowl in a skillet over medium heat or use the microwave. If reheating from frozen, thaw in the fridge overnight first. Add a splash of water if it looks dry.

Meal Prep Bonus: This dish is great for meal prepping. Portion it out into individual containers for easy grab-and-go meals.

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

You can make your skillet egg roll unique by tweaking a few ingredients. Use ground turkey, chicken, or even tofu instead of pork for a different protein. For added flavor, try adding a splash of teriyaki sauce or a spoonful of chili garlic sauce.

For a low-carb version, you can use shredded zucchini or cauliflower instead of the coleslaw mix. Make it colorful by including red cabbage or bell peppers.

Try topping your dish with some garnishes. Sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds, or chopped cilantro can add a fresh touch and extra flavor.

Here are some serving suggestions to elevate your meal:

  • Serve over a bed of steamed rice, cauliflower rice, or quinoa for a more filling dish.
  • Use it as a filling for lettuce wraps for a light and refreshing option.
  • Make it into a hearty salad by serving it over a bowl of mixed greens.

Enjoy experimenting with different flavor combinations and serving styles to make this skillet egg roll recipe your own!

Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.