A different twist on egg rolls ~ BAKED SOUTHWESTERN!by Kathy Bullerman on Feb. 08, 2012, under Appetizers, Hot
I love egg rolls! Sometimes when I am out walking toward the grocery store, I can smell the aroma of egg rolls coming from the Chinese restaurant down the street!
Since the new year, I have been trying to cook some of my favorite things using a healthier twist.
I came across this recipe on a blog that I follow and gave it a tweak or 2 and this recipe made it to the archives! It is delicious! I made it for a party and I should have doubled the batch – you can’t stop after 1! Serve them up with a side of salsa, low fat sour cream and a little guacamole and it will be better than eating out!
The original recipe didn’t have any meat in it. I added 1# of browned spicy chicken sausage, you could probably use some lean seasoned pork sausage too!
BAKED SOUTHWESTERN EGG ROLLS:
- 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
- 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
- 1# spicy chicken or pork sausage, browned
- 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chilies, drained
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- ½ tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 package egg roll wrappers (about 24 total)
- In a large bowl, combine everything but the egg roll wrappers. Mix well to blend. Lay an egg roll wrapper out on a work surface so that one of the corners is pointing toward you and place ¼ cup of the filling in the center. Fold the tip closest to you up over the filling, roll a bit, then take the points pointing outward and fold them in toward the center. Continue rolling into an egg roll shape until a small part of the remaining point is still free. Dip a finger in water or beaten egg and lightly brush on the edges of the free corner. Finish rolling and press to seal closed. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
- Preheat the oven to 425˚ F. Lightly oil a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place the sealed egg rolls on the baking sheet seam side down and spray the tops of the egg rolls with cooking spray. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until lightly brown, turning halfway through baking. Serve warm with sour cream, salsa and guacamole.
Adapted from Ezra Pound Cake blogspot