Just in case you don’t know, Crack Slaw is a term used in the low carb world for any recipe that makes use of the bagged slaw mixes out there.
I think I’ve been using a lot of crack slaw mixes because last week I was off work for the week and now it feels super busy. That is the beauty of crack slaw, it’s so fast and easy and you can have a very different meal every night in minutes. This one might become one of my favorites and it was completely spur of the moment, made up with what I had on hand. Some of the best recipes happen that way don’t they?
I found the chorizo in the grocery store where my son works. It was hand made locally with no gluten, fillers, wheat, nitrates, nothing but meat and spice. It was outrageously expensive and I practically dropped the package when I read the price. But I do get an employee’s family discount when I shop in this store, so I decided to go ahead and buy it.
And bless my soul, it was worth every cent. I might have to put a Donate Button on this blog so I can buy it again! :-). It really was the most delicious thing I have eaten in awhile and the spicing was absolutely perfect and divine. It made the recipe even easier, nothing else to add folks!
For the Spicy Chorizo Crack Slaw Recipe
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 spicy chorizo sausage link (3-4 ounces) cut into small pieces with scissors
- 2 cups basic coleslaw mix
- 1 tbsp tomato paste or low carb ketchup or salsa
- Melt coconut oil in a non stick pan. I now exclusively use the green ceramic pans
after reading up on the carcinogenic effects of teflon.
- Fry up the sausage pieces until they start to brown a bit
- Once the sausage starts to brown add the coleslaw mix to the pan and keep stir frying until the cabbage is soft and the sausage is completely cooked
- Add in the tablespoon tomato paste or ketchup and stir until all the stuff in the pan is nicely coated with it.
- That’s it, nothing more to do except eat it!
It’s important to note that tomato paste has about 3 carbs per tablespoon, so if this does not fit into your daily allowances then use the Heinz Reduced Sugar Tomato Ketchup. It has only 1 carb per tablespoon and I really like the taste of it. My kids can’t tell the difference when they accidently use ‘mom’s ketchup’.
Let me know if you like it and if you are a crack slaw addict as well!