Tex Mex Egg Rolls are a delicious appetizer or meal. Filled with beef, cheese and chili spices, these rolls are a winner.
What makes these Tex Mex Egg Rolls a great game day appetizer?
Can you believe it is September already?! That means football season is here! One of our favorite fall activities is hanging out watching the games. We love getting together with family and friends and enjoying game day food while our favorite team is playing.
These Tex Mex egg rolls are a great appetizer to make for game day, a party or even dinner. The crunchy, golden wrapper filled with a cheesy beef mixture is always a hit. I like to serve the egg rolls with a dip made from salsa and sour cream. They are great dipped in guacamole too!! If you have a lot of people coming over, this recipe can be doubled.
- Ground beef
- Cheddar cheese
- Salsa or picante sauce
- Chili seasoning (the kind in an envelope)
- Egg roll wrappers
- Vegetable oil
- Dipping sauce
- Sour cream
How to Make Tex Mex Egg rolls:
Start making these egg rolls by browning the ground beef. Once cooked through, drain grease and stir in onion. Add cheese, chili seasonings and salsa, stir until combined. I use the chili seasoning that comes in an envelope package. My grocery store keeps them by the gravy packs. Not the chili spice bottle found with the spices.
Place 3-4 tablespoons of the mixture in the middle of each egg roll wrapper and roll. Place them in hot oil to fry and then drain on a paper towel. They need about 4-5 minutes per side or until golden brown.
Tips and Tricks:
- Use lean ground beef: Use lean ground beef to avoid excess grease and ensure that the filling is not too oily.
- Don't overstuff the egg rolls: Overstuffing can cause the egg rolls to burst open during frying. Stick to the recommended 3-4 tablespoons of filling per egg roll.
- Keep the wrappers moist: Egg roll wrappers can dry out quickly, which can make them difficult to work with. Keep a damp towel over them as you assemble the egg rolls to prevent them from drying out.
- Seal the egg rolls properly: Use water to seal the edges of the egg roll wrapper after adding the filling. Properly sealed egg rolls will prevent the filling from leaking out during frying.
- Fry at the right temperature: Use a deep skillet to fry the egg rolls and heat the oil to 375 degrees F. Frying at the right temperature will ensure that the egg rolls cook evenly and become crispy.
- Drain excess oil: Once the egg rolls are fried, drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil and keep them crispy.
- Serve with dipping sauce: The sour cream and salsa dipping sauce is a great complement to the egg rolls. Consider adding guacamole as another delicious dipping option.
- Customize the filling: Experiment with different fillings such as chicken, black beans, corn, or diced peppers to create your own unique Tex Mex egg roll recipe.
I hope you enjoy these Tex Mex egg rolls. What are some of your favorite game time snacks?
Looking for more game day snacks? Do check out these recipes-
Tex Mex Egg Rolls Recipe
- 1 lb ground beef
- ½ cup diced onion
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup salsa or picante sauce
- 2 tablespoons chili seasoning (the kind in an envelope)
- 1 16 oz package of egg roll wrappers
- vegetable oil for frying
- ½ cup salsa
- ½ cup sour cream
- Brown beef in a large skillet over medium heat. When no longer pink, drain excess grease. Add in diced onion and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add cheese, chili seasoning and salsa.
- Place 3-4 tablespoons of mixture in the center of egg roll wrapper. Fold bottom corner up over the mixture. Fold in sides towards the middle and then finish rolling. Seal with water.
- In a deep skillet, heat oil to 375 degrees F. Place 2-3 egg rolls in the hot oil and fry 2-3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.
- For the sauce, stir together sour cream and salsa. Also good served with guacamole.
What are Southwestern egg rolls made of?
Southwestern egg rolls are typically made with a combination of chicken, black beans, corn, bell peppers, onions, cheese, and various spices.
The filling is wrapped in egg roll wrappers and fried until crispy. They are often served with a dipping sauce, such as avocado ranch or chipotle aioli.
What is egg roll filling made of?
Egg roll filling can vary depending on the recipe, but it usually consists of a mixture of vegetables, protein, and seasoning. Common ingredients include shredded cabbage, carrots, onions, bean sprouts, ground pork, ground chicken or beef, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce.
Some recipes may also include additional vegetables like mushrooms, bell peppers, or water chestnuts. The filling is usually cooked before being wrapped in the egg roll wrapper and then fried or baked until crispy.
How many calories are in Tex Mex eggrolls?
A single Tex Mex egg roll can range from around 280-400 calories per serving, depending on the size and ingredients used.
Can I make the filling for egg rolls ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the filling ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Simply reheat it before using it to fill the egg roll wrappers.
Can I bake these egg rolls instead of frying them?
Yes, you can bake the egg rolls in the oven at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, or until they are crispy and golden brown. Brush them with oil before baking to help them crisp up.
Can I freeze these egg rolls?
Yes, you can freeze these egg rolls before frying them. Place the egg rolls in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for 1-2 hours. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To cook, fry them straight from frozen and add a couple of extra minutes to the frying time.
Can I use a different type of meat for the filling?
Yes, you can use ground chicken or turkey instead of beef. Just make sure to cook the meat until it is no longer pink before adding the other ingredients.
Can I use a different type of cheese for the filling?
Yes, you can use any type of cheese that melts well, such as pepper jack or Monterey jack.