Crack slaw combines ground meat & coleslaw for an easy low-carb, paleo, and whole30  meal. Make this easy & healthy recipe in your slow cooker or Instant Pot.

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot ‘Crack’ Slaw (Low-Carb, Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 10 minutes 2 hours
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 lb ground meat
  • 1416 ounces packed coleslaw
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium broth for slow cooker ; 1/2 cup for pressure cooker
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce or sriracha


Slow Cooker

Optional step – brown meat in a skillet over medium heat and drain grease before adding to the slow cooker. 

  1. Add ground meat, onion, garlic, broth, salt, pepper, and hot sauce (if using) to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well. Add coleslaw on top.
  2. Cook HIGH 1-2 hours or LOW 2-4. Stir & serve.

Instant Pot

  1. Turn on the IP and select Sauté. Once hot add oil to the pot. Add the ground meat, onion, and garlic and cook 3-5 minutes, crumbling the meat as it cooks. Turn off the IP and drain the grease if you need to.
  2. Add the broth, salt, pepper, and hot sauce/sriracha (if using). Stir to mix well. Add coleslaw on top.
  3. Close lid and seal valve. Set manual (high) pressure to 0. Yes, 0 as in zero cook time. Quick release the pressure. Stir & serve.