Here's what to make if you are craving an egg roll but want to cut back on the carbs. Think crunchy vegetables, savory pork and a sweet, tangy sauce—plus some ingredients not found in an egg roll to round the bowl out. Be gentle and slowly fold in the cabbage when you add it to the pan; it will seem full at first but will eventually wilt down. This recipe comes together quickly so be sure to have all the ingredients prepped before you begin.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, scallion whites, bell pepper, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables just start to soften but are still bright in color, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, until just softened, about 1 minute. Add the pork, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper and cook, breaking up the pork with a spoon and stirring occasionally, until no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes.
Stir in the chicken broth, 2 tablespoons of the honey, 2 tablespoons of the vinegar, soy sauce and 1 pinch of red pepper flakes, then gently fold in the cabbages and bring to a simmer. Continue to cook, stirring carefully so that the cabbage doesn’t fall out of the pan, until the liquid is completely absorbed and the cabbage is wilted and softened, 4 to 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix the remaining 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon vinegar and pinch of red pepper flakes together in a small bowl. Divide the pork mixture among 4 bowls and spoon 1 tablespoon honey sauce over the top. Sprinkle with the scallion greens and sesame seeds and drizzle with sriracha if using.
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