This is really a simple one from the start. Not only that, but it makes them easy to eat being all wrapped up nicely! It is a hit with kids and adults alike. And, it is kinda fun. Let your kids help you roll. Even messy, it is still yummy! I don’t mean to make it sound like so many steps-but I figure breaking it down so much will make this easier for someone who has never made an eggroll before!!! It really is not terribly complicated!
Grab this stuff:
- Lumpia wrappers (or egg roll wrappers.) I use Lumpia Wrappers by Orientex
- 1 pound lean ground meat of choice-I really do like ground beef in these!
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- salt (if desired)
- pepper (if desired)
- Shredded reduced or fat free cheese-I used reduced fat shredded cheddar (I use about half a cup)
You can use other seasonings, these are just my favorite. Plain and simple, hint of flavor, classic.
Heat oven to 350°
- Mix the meat with your seasonings and brown the meat.
- Drain the excess fat and let the meat cool down just a tad! I have noticed when it is too hot, it causes the wrappers to tear. Tip for draining grease, line a bowl with tin foil and pour the excess grease in the bowl, when cool you can wrap and toss!
- Place the wrapper in front of you as a diamond. (Note, sometimes the wrappers rip. Just have that corner near you!)
- Place a small amount of meat in a line near the bottom.
- Place a small amount of cheese on top (can also be cheese, then meat.)
- Take the bottom corner roll over the meat and cheese, and tuck under the meat and cheese. (See, tuck torn portion!)
- Take the two side corners and fold into the middle, one on top of the other.
- Continue to roll from the bottom up.
- When fully rolled, moisten the top corner to get it to stick to the rest of the roll.
- Place on greased cookie sheet.
- When done making rolls, bake for about 10-12 minutes until outsides are a nice golden color.
- Serve with dipping sauces: ketchup, mustard, etc.
Makes roughly 14 egg rolls. 2 make me happy. Nutrition is per eggroll! Careful with the wrappers, the brand I use is super thin and can tear really easily. But I like them best because they are crunchy and crispy and only 4 carbs per wrapper, so if I am starving that night and somehow eat 3 I am only getting 12 carbs from the wrappers!