Life in the Fasting Lane Favorite: Crack Slaw

Here at Life in the Fasting Lane, we have a favorite recipe we all love and that instantly became an easy, adored, go-to favorite.

What is it? It’s crack slaw.

What is crack slaw? It’s a bacon fat, ground beef, cabbage slaw with some Asian-infusion.

We love it because it’s quick, easy, and simple, yet so incredibly delicious. To say it's a crowd pleaser is an understatement. It also makes quite a big batch that’s fantastic for meal prep. We love it hot, cold, for breakfast, for lunch and for dinner. You can’t go wrong with this slaw. We know an 11-year-old who asks for Crack Slaw by name!

The recipe is from Cooking Keto with Kristie. You can buy the cookbook here or watch her make it on YouTube here.


2 lbs ground beef

1 tablespoon bacon fat

4 cups cabbage shredded or cut into strips (s/o to our fave food processor)

2 tablespoons fresh, grated ginger

¼ c soy sauce

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon dried onion

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder


Red pepper to taste

Sweetener of choice to taste

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  1. Chop or process cabbage into strips; set aside.

  2. Combine all ingredients but cabbage, beef and bacon fat into a bowl; set aside.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon bacon fat in large pot; once melted add ground beef and cook until brown.

  4. Add in remaining ingredients to pot; mix and let simmer for a few minutes.

  5. Add in cabbage and mix well. Turn down heat, put on the lid and let cook until cabbage is tender to your liking.