Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New Mexican Flair

Sometimes I like a vegetarian dish. Mostly because sometimes I forget to take meat out of the freezer for dinner. I found a recipe for these southwestern egg rolls on Pintrest (of course). So we tried it.

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 (4 oz.) can diced green chiles, 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 salsa.

Talk about spicy.... WOO! But good. I think they would have been a bit better had I fried them. Also, my egg roll wrappers only came in a pack of 20, so my egg rolls were a little stuffed and some of them oozed a bit. And I think we needed a dipping sauce. Salsa was not the answer. Spicy on spicy. But sour cream or guacamole would have been awesome. Since they had beans in them David didn't try them and they would have been too spicy for him anyway. And way too spicy for Michelle. Carolynn and Catherine liked them a lot. I liked them. They would be a good party food.

1 comment:

  1. I found a similar recipe on pinterest that was amazing. They were fried and hadan avocado ranch dipping sauce. I will have to find it for you


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