Baked Southwestern Eggrolls – Crispy southwestern eggrolls that are the ultimate appetizer for game-day, tailgating, or parties! Eggroll wrappers filled with spinach, corn, beans, cilantro, and cheese!
What a crazy few weeks it has been. A group of bloggers decided to do Texas themed recipes to help raise money for reputable charities helped out after Hurricane Harvey so I jumped on board. Since the, Hurricane Irma has hit too. This would be a really great time to donate to the American Red Cross to help out those effected by the storm. A lot of people could use the help right now!
The recipe I decided to make that was Texas themed were these Southwestern Eggrolls. I’ve made them before and they are always so good! You have to dip them in guacamole or salsa, it takes them to a whole new level! This is the perfect eggroll recipe for parties and tailgating!
There was actually one year where we made them as our meal for Thanksgiving! I was in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown Detroit for marching band and we had a bit of an unconventional meal after filled with these eggrolls and Pepperoni Pizza Poppers. I actually preferred it to a turkey!
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Notes on southwestern eggroll recipe
- Meat lovers – add some shredded chicken in to the filling!
- Want the eggrolls to be extra crispy and crunchy? Fill a pan with about an inch of oil at 375 degrees and fry until golden brown. Only do 2-3 at a time, don’t overcrowd pan.
- This is a vegetarian appetizer.
- Can’t find eggroll wrappers? No problem! Pick up some wonton wrappers and put them in muffin tins to bake instead of rolling them in eggroll wrappers. Make sure to watch the oven closely, they will need less time to bake.
- 2 cups corn
- 15 oz black beans
- 10 oz package froozen spinach, thawed
- 2 cups pepper jack cheese, shredded
- 1/8 cup cilantro, chopped
- 4 oz diced green chiles
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 12 eggroll wrappers
- small bowl of water
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit and line sheet pan with aluminum foil.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine black beans, spinach, cheese, cilantro, corn, chilies, cumin, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Mix until combined.
- Lay egg roll wrapper out and place 2 tbsps of filling a little bit below the middle of the egg roll wrapper. Fold the left and right corners in as far as they can go before folding the bottom over. Roll the egg roll until it is secure and run your finger with a bit of water on it across the edge of the egg roll wrapper to help keep it in place. Transfer egg roll to sheet pan and drizzle half of the oil over the top.
- Once all egg rolls are done, bake for 8-9 minutes before flipping them over, drizzling remaining oil on the other side, and baking for an additional 8-9 minutes or until golden brown on both sides.
- Serve hot with guacamole!
Adapted from Who Needs A Cape?
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