Thursday, February 1, 2018

Southwestern Egg Rolls

Try these, and get your Game On!

This is by far one of my favorite recipes.  I made these for my family during March Madness one year and they are still great for any occasion.  Because these are so delicious, I wanted to reshare the recipe.  I've made these with flour tortillas and wonton wrappers, however, I prefer the flour tortillas.

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, roasted garlic
  • 1/2 medium size onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 cup medium or hot salsa
  • 2/3 cup black beans, drained
  • 2/3 cup chopped frozen spinach
  • 2/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1-1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese
  • Fiesta Blend Cheese or Mexican Four Cheese blend (Shredded Monterey Jack cheese, Queso Quesadilla & Asadero Cheeses)
  • 1 package small (Fajita size) flour tortillas, or wonton wrappers
  • Canola oil for frying 
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil, onion, bell peppers, and garlic; cook for about 2 minutes 
  2. Add ground turkey; cook until turkey is browned 
  3. Add salt, chili powder and cumin, and cilantro leaves 
  4. Add salsa; simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes 
  5. Add corn, beans, and spinach, cook another 5 minutes; add lime juice 
  6. Add cheese and remove from heat 
  7. Wrap 2-3 tortillas in a damp paper towel or kitchen towel and heat in microwave for 15 seconds or until pliable 
  8. Spoon a little mixture of the mixture on each tortilla about 1 - 1/2 tablespoons. Roll forward the end closest to you under, fold in the sides, and continue to roll, tightly as you can 
  9. Use toothpicks or egg wash to secure egg rolls 
  10. Place egg rolls in a freezer bag and freeze 3 to 4 hours or until ready to use. 
  11. Fry egg rolls in 2 inches or less of Canola oil at 375 degrees until brown. You may also deep fry or bake egg rolls 
  12. Serve with dip or dressing of your choice

Twist: Ground turkey and Salsa

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