Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Vegetarian Southwest Egg Rolls

This was my first time making egg rolls of any sort, and well not too shabby!

My sister came to visit for the weekend which gave me a great reason to try out a new recipe! The hubby decided to make his newest creation, Sesame Orange Shrimp/Chicken, and I thought what better to go with it than egg rolls. Little did I think that umm hey these are Southwestern egg rolls, not chinese! Oh well, I had already made the grocery list!

I had a bit trouble finding egg roll wrappers, for those that don't know, these will be in the refrigerated section! I found mine at Kroger in the organic refrigerated section. I really liked this recipe, mostly because you only need one bowl and maybe 15 minutes + cooking time.

Annie's Eats Southwestern Egg Rolls

2 cups frozen corn (be sure to thaw in advance)
10 oz. frozen chopped spinach (thaw and squeeze as much water out)
15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
4 oz. can green chiles, drained
2 cups shredded cheese
4 green onions, diced
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 package egg roll wrappers

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. In large bowl mix all ingredients except for egg roll wrappers. Have a small bowl of water available for sealing egg roll. Lay out wrapper with a corner pointing towards you and spoon about 1/4 cup in the center. Fold the tip closest to you over the stuffing and roll slightly, then fold in sides of wrapper. Dip you finger in water and brush on the edges of the opposite corner and finish rolling the egg roll. Lightly press edges to seal and place seal side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with rest of wrappers and stuffing. Lightly spray tops of egg rolls with cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes, flipping half-way through. Egg rolls should be slightly brown and its definitely OK if there is some leakage, no one is perfect!

There were a few changes I think I will make next time, there was a little too much spinach and I would enjoy some avocado in there instead. I am not a vegetarian but these felt healthy eating them, I would like to try with some shredded chicken as well. Let me know if you try any of these variations! I served it with a side of black bean and corn salsa and sour cream which I think paired well.

Anyone have a good recipe for baked chinese egg rolls?


  1. Yes, please! These look fantastic to serve for Game 5 of the World Series ... I probably won't have time to make the sesame orange chicken, though ...

  2. Im going to attempt these tonight! They look and sound delicious. My parents are flying in tomorrow morning for the holidays and I wanted to have a few appetizers ready when they get in. Thanks for the knowledge :)


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