This low carb, keto friendly stir fry has ground beef and shredded cabbage cooked in a slightly spicy sauce. With just 7 ingredients, it only takes 30 minutes to prep and cook.

Prep Time5minutes mins
Cook Time15minutes mins
Total Time: 20 Minutes


1 pound ground beef
1 (9-ounce) package raw coleslaw
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon peeled freshly grated ginger
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sriracha
optional black sesame seeds


1-Prepare Sauce: Stir soy sauce and sriracha together with spoon in small mixing bowl until smooth. Set aside.

2-Cook Beef & Cabbage: Cook ground beef in large pan over medium-high heat until browned and crumbled, breaking up meat with stiff utensil, about 5 minutes. Leaving beef and fat in pan, stir in coleslaw mix until cabbage is wilted and tender, about 5 minutes.

3-Add Finishings: Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in prepared sauce (soy sauce and sriracha) and ginger until well-mixed, about 1 minute. Turn off heat. Stir in sliced scallions, and optionally garnish with sesame seeds.

4-Serve: Serve promptly while hot.


(1) Ground Beef. I typically use 85% lean. Don’t have beef? Use ground turkey, pork, or other meats.

(2) Coleslaw Mix. Most U.S. supermarkets sell a pre-shredded bag of mixed cabbage and carrots, located in the refrigerated section next to salad kits. If you can’t find this, substitute with 5 cups of mixed shredded cabbage and carrots. This dish has a high beef-to-cabbage ratio, so if you prefer having more frequent bites of cabbage, you can increase the cabbage by an extra 50%.

(3) Scallions. They’re also known as green onions. I use both green and white parts.

(4) Soy Sauce. Both regular and low-sodium varieties work well; I use the brand Kikkoman.

(5) Sriracha. I use the brand Huy Fong. You can substitute with another chili garlic sauce or your favorite hot sauce.

(6) Pan. The pan should be large enough to simultaneously hold both ground beef and coleslaw. I use a nonstick 10-inch pan with 3-inch-tall sides. No lid needed. It’s not necessary to pre-heat the pan, and oil is not required.

(7) Finishings. For a nice flavoring and extra fat, drizzle toasted sesame oil over the pan. Make sure to use toasted oil (it should have a dark amber color) or else it won’t be flavorful. Another idea is mincing in a few fresh garlic cloves. Both the sesame oil and garlic should be added at the same time as the soy sauce and sriracha.

(8) Serving. Serve them with a refreshing Asian Cucumber Salad. If you have leftovers, cover and store them in the refrigerator for up to a few days. Reheat using the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through.


Makes 3 Servings (1.25 cups)Amount Per Serving
Calories 420 (47% from fat)0%
Total Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g43%
Cholesterol 133mg44%
Sodium 520mg21%
Net Carb 6g0%
Total Carb 9.5g3%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g13%
Sugars 5g
Protein 39g
Vitamin A 61% · Vitamin C 6% · Calcium 66% · Iron 25%