recipe: baked fiesta egg rolls

May 31, 2011 · 14 comments

in ramblings

i have to confess something….. i’ve been holding out on you guys.

i made these baked fiesta egg rolls over a week ago and still haven’t let you in on their glory.

my mom sent me a recipe for baked egg rolls and created a giant craving. i’m not sure where she got the recipe or if she made it up herself, but it’s similar to this one and this one.

so, here’s what you need:

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 (15 oz) can yellow corn (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 (15 oz) can black bean (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and dried
  • 1 (1 oz) package chicken taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded mexican cheese blend
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 package (20-count) egg roll wrappers (i found these in the refrigerated produce section at my supermarket after searching all over the store – just fyi)
  • olive oil cooking spray

and here’s what you do:

first, preheat the oven to 425*.

in a mixing bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients and mix well.

now prepare to assemble egg rolls.

lay egg roll wrapper on preparation surface (a cutting board in my case).

place 1/3 cup of filling in center of wrapper.

fold bottom corner of wrapper up over filling.

now fold left and right sides in like you’re wrapping a present.

and then dip finger in some water and wet the top corner of wrapper.

roll wrapper up and press down last corner to seal shut.

do the same thing 19 more times or until you use up your wrappers or filling (we had some filling left and used it as a salad topping later in the week – delicious!).

spray a baking sheet and arrange egg rolls on it. lightly spray the egg rolls with cooking spray. bake for 7 minutes, then flip rolls. bake for an additional 7 minutes or until browned.

there are so many options for serving!

enjoy with:

  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • sour cream/greek yogurt
  • salsa ranch (salsa + ranch mixed together)
  • cilantro
  • black bean yogurt dip (what? i haven’t given you that recipe yet?!? oops!)
  • and so many more!

we rolled with salsa ranch, guacamole,  and a side of strawberries!

and it was amazing.

i really liked these because they actually held up really well for lunch leftovers! i had them two days last week. you’ve got to love that!


sorry for holding out on you guys for so long. let me know if you try these!

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland May 31, 2011 at 11:13 am

This post just took me from hungry to starving. Nomlicious!


Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen May 31, 2011 at 11:41 am

Yum! I’m bookmarking this one…my mind is brimming with possibility. :)


Sarah June 1, 2011 at 7:01 pm

oh my, i can’t wait to see what your mind does with these. :)


Heather @ REOlisticRenovation May 31, 2011 at 12:02 pm

SO making these! Sounds amazing. Love anything I can make and then throw in the oven.


Marcy (Too Timid) May 31, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Wow. These look good. I’ve never tried making them.


FindingMyHappyPace May 31, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I gotta say, I don’t usually do recipes, but this really does look good. I JUST might try it. No promises. Thanks for sharing!


Sarah June 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm

haha, i would be honored if you tried this recipe! no pressure though…


yourdailygrace June 1, 2011 at 11:25 am

Ohh I’m excited because I can make a vegetarian version! Thanks for sharing:)


Sarah June 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm

yay! please let me know how it goes when you try it!


Michelle {The Lively Kitchen} June 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm

These would be so easy to vegetarianize. And, yes, I just made up that word. They also look very kid friendly – I’m adding these to next weeks menu. Thanks!


Sarah June 1, 2011 at 6:59 pm

yes, for sure! just take out the chicken! :) let me know how they turn out for you guys.


Ali December 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I think I found what I’m making for dinner in the very near future! YUMM!!


sarah December 27, 2012 at 10:05 pm

i don’t think you’ll be disappointed! :)


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