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Egg Roll in a Bowl

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I own several Dutch ovens, so I got excited when my friend, cookbook author Lisa Grant sent me an advanced copy of her The 5-Ingredient Dutch Oven Cookbook. I got cooking right away and made this Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe. Filipinos love lumpia (egg rolls) and this is the Dutch oven version of a lumpiang hubad (no-wrap egg roll) with meat.

Okay, I admit. I own many, many Dutch ovens. I like how this cooking vessel retains heat well and cooks food evenly. A Dutch oven is a heavy, sturdy, cast-iron, deep stockpot. Lisa’s cookbook shares its interesting origins: In the 17th century, the Dutch developed an iron-casting process for cooking. The technology was brought to England and other countries and it was used in developing cookware. The name also stuck.

I chose this recipe because it was so easy, I could cook this dish with my eyes closed. Filipinos are familiar with the many types of egg rolls or lumpia in our Asian cuisine. I had the ground meat and the vegetables conveniently in my refrigerator. Instead of the ground chicken which Lisa used in her cookbook, I used ground beef which added a hefty flavor and volume to the dish. This entree cooked in minutes. The beef was superb, and savory mixed in with the crunchy cabbage and carrot slaw.

Lisa Grant’s newest cookbook offers 101 easy, popular recipes that can be cooked in one pot and mainly use five ingredients plus the pantry basics. This simplifies cooking for most of us on busy days. And leaves more room for us to spend time with our families doing fun stuff.

As the author said in her cookbook: Let’s start cooking!

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Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg Roll in a Bowl is the recipe for you if you love egg rolls but are intimidated by what looks complicated to make or if you don't have time to wrap and roll it. Saute the meat and vegetables in a Dutch oven using a few, basic ingredients. For a wholesome meal, serve these in lettuce wraps or just go no-wrap like we did. This recipe was inspired by The 5-Ingredient Dutch Oven Cookbook by Lisa Grant (Rockridge Press). 
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Egg Rolls Dutch oven Asian Filipino cuisine
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 365kcal


  • Dutch oven - 6 quarts


  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 stalks scallion whites chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef extra lean
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag fresh coleslaw mix
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 stalks scallion greens chopped for garnish
  • boiled rice for serving


  • Over medium-heat, in a Dutch oven, on the stove top, add the vegetable oil.
    When oil is hot enough in 1 to 2 minutes, saute the garlic and scallion whites for 1 minute.
  • Add the ground beef. Pour the soy sauce over it. Stir and combine the ingredients. Cook till the ground meat turns to brown for about 10 minutes.
  • When the beef is brown and cooked, add the coleslaw mix. Combine the ingredients.
    Continue cooking for 5 more minutes.
  • Season with salt and black pepper.
    Garnish with chopped scallion greens. Serve warm with rice on the side.

Cook's comments:

  • Instead of the pre-chopped coleslaw mix, you can use 3 cups chopped cabbage and 1 carrot, peeled and sliced in julienne strips. 
    The author added sesame seeds as a garnish on the finished dish. Feel free to add if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1739mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition Notes: The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

About the cookbook: The 5-Ingredient Dutch Oven Cookbook by Lisa Grant is all about making easy one-pot meals all year round. You can find recipes like Cinnamon French Toast Casserole for breakfast or Teriyaki-Glazed Salmon for dinner. Or try making some pizza in the Dutch oven. There is even a recipe to make popcorn. I personally tried the Banana Bread recipe and it’s all gone as I type this post. Lisa Grant developed recipes using basically five ingredients or less for this cookbook to simplify home-cooking in a Dutch oven for beginners and culinary pros. This book will be available on March 26, but you can pre-order it now on Amazon.com.

Disclosure:The cookbook was a gift to me from the author. I was not paid to review or mention the book. But I highly recommend it if you want wholesome home-cooking recipes from breakfast to dinner in a Dutch oven using only a few, basic ingredients.

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