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Have you heard of crackslaw?  You might have if you’ve been kicking around a low carb lifestyle for a while, I know I have come across it on a few occassions but I NEVER have cabbage so it’s not a recipe I have tried nor has it come to mind while making the grocery list.  A few days ago our supermarket had both cabbage and lean ground beef on sale and I thought sure why not, maybe I can make some deconstructed cabbage rolls with it or something so I picked both up…and there they sat in my fridge all week.  ENTER Sunday night, we are running behind in our day and I haven’t even thought about dinner so I open the fridge and see this beef and cabbage staring at me and I went to dismiss it because there isn’t enough time to cook down tomatoes for deconstructed cabbage rolls when crackslaw enters my brain…

GOOGLE show me the crackslaw! and this is the Recipe that pops up Crackslaw.  It has to be legit right?  I mean the website domain is, you don’t even need to keep searching when what you are looking for is the domain name of the website…that’s a fat kid fact.  Anyway, I halved the recipe when I made it and it was pretty darn tasty, in fact I kind of wish I had made more so that it could be dinner tonight too….which is why I’m sharing the recipe with you because it’s just too good not to.



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 sliced green onions
  • 14 oz coleslaw mix (I used shredded cabbage)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/4 teaspoon white sugar or sweetener (I used splenda)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste (I just grated some fresh ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar (I used Rice Wine Vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (I used Chili Garlic paste)


  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet and season it with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. While the meat is browning combine hot sauce, soy sauce, sweetener, vinegar and ginger
  3. Remove the beef from the pan and set aside. Drain off the fat.
  4. Heat up the sesame oil and sauté the garlic, onions and cabbage, until the cabbage is cooked to the desired tenderness.
  5. Stir in the sauce.
  6. Add the ground beef back in and mix well to combine.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy.

This dish was super tasty and was easily made in about 15 minutes adapted using ingredients I had on hand.  It was slightly overly salty and next time I might add coconut aminos instead of soy sauce just to see if that chills out the salt factor but it is also what kind of made it so good…Anyway I give this two fat kid thumbs up because it was super quick, I could see it being super adaptable using different meats etc and super yummy.


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