Monday, March 11, 2013

Tex Mex Spring Rolls

     It's Secret Recipe time again. This month, I was assigned Sarah's blog Sarah's Kitchen. If you haven't yet, you need to go check out her blog. Some of my favorite dishes are found there, and most recipes are pretty healthy. I found so many recipes that I want to make! This vegetable lo-mein looks like a quick and easy weeknight dinner. In fact, I plan to make it later this week. I also pinned this recipe for English Muffins. I keep seeing recipes for them, and I think I could save a lot of money by making my own. Finally, I'm just looking for an excuse to make these chocolate cupcakes with cookie butter buttercream. Chocolate and cookie butter rank among my favorite foods, so these have to be the best cupcakes ever.
    Now for the recipe I ended up making for this month's reveal. I saw them, and I just couldn't stop thinking about these Tex Mex Egg Rolls. I've never had such a thing, but when I told my friend about them she knew what I was talking about. I wasn't sure if they were an appetizer, side or main dish. Really, I think it could be any of those things. We at them as more of a main dish since there is a lot of rice and meat stuffed inside.  I ended up buying spring roll wrappers instead of egg roll wrappers so these would be gluten free and we could serve them to our gluten free guests. Yup, I'm brave like that; serving up something I've never made before. As it turns out, these things are amazing. Apparently, there is a bit of a learning curve with the spring roll wrappers. I gave up, and wrapped some rolls in whole wheat tortillas. After tasting them, I decided the filling flavor was overpowered by the wheat. So, I researched how to use spring roll wrappers and found that if you soak them for a bit in warm water, they soften right up and they were much easier to work with. I didn't fry mine in oil, I used the griddle to brown them. I wonder if browning them in the oven would be better for more even browning. In the end, everyone loved them and we will definitely be making them again!

   Nutritional info (one roll with 1/3c filling): 173 cal, 21 carbs, 5g fat, 11g protein, 1g sugar, 1g fiber
Tex Mex Spring Rolls

by Robin
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients (serves 20)
1 box yellow rice (I used Zatarains yellow rice)
1 lb lean turkey sausage
1 can black beans,drained
1 can rotel, drained
2 cups shredded monterey jack
1 packet taco seasoning (or 3 Tbl)
Spring roll wrappers ( or egg roll wrappers)
  • Cook the yellow rice according to the directions on the box and leave to cool completely.
  • Cook the sausage until no longer pink, drain and leave to cool completely.
  • Stir together the rice, sausage, black beans, rotel, cheese and taco seasoning.
  • Soak each wrapper in luke-warm water for about 30 seconds to soften it up before using. Place a third cup of mixture onto the center of each wrapper. Fold one side of wrapper over the filling, tucking the tip of the wrapper under the filling. Fold left and right sides over filling. Tightly roll the filled end toward the remaining edge and press to seal.
  • Fry the egg rolls at 375 for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown.
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  1. Robin, these sound amazing! I can't wait to try them out.

  2. Hi Robin,
    I just love your Tex Mex Spring Rolls, they look awesome and thanks for sharing this great recipe.
    Miz Helen

  3. They sounds amazing and easy to make! Great selection for the SRC.

  4. Robin these sound amazing, I would eat two right now if I had some!

  5. Glad you liked them!

  6. We love Tex-Mex, and these look so tasty! :)

  7. I have a package of egg roll wrappers in the freezer right now and I think I now know what I want to do with them!! Awesome choice!

  8. Hi Robin, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  9. Looks and sounds delicious, great SRC pick.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group 'A' SRC entry Loaded Potato Soup.


  10. Love this new idea! Sounds so yummy. Stopping by from SRC Group A today! <3 Beth


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