Friday, February 3, 2012

Fiesta Egg rolls with Avocado Dip

I love a good Asian egg roll or spring roll, but these taco inspired egg rolls are like a party (fiesta) in your mouth.  I paired these yummy Fiesta Egg Rolls with a refreshing avocado dip.  This dip is good for more than just dipping these egg rolls because they would go perfectly with tortilla chips, on top of chili and even a tacos.   If you made these two things for your Super Bowl party you will definitely have some happy folks, even if their team loses.

To make the fiesta egg rolls
1lb of lean ground meat (I used ground chicken)
1 (15oz) can of diced tomatoes
1 bell pepper diced
1 small onions diced
1 packet of taco seasoning  (about 3Tbs worth)
1 clove of garlic or 1/2 tsp of granulated garlic
1 tsp of red chili flakes (or to taste)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 package of egg roll wrappers
1-2 cups of shredded Mexican blend cheese or even American cheese singles

Brown your meat and add your taco seasoning.  Then add your onions, bell peppers, diced tomatoes, garlic and seasoning.  Cook for 5 minutes and taste for seasoning.  Allow mixture to cool before assembling the egg rolls.

Take your egg roll wrapper and put about 2Tbs of the taco filling on one corner. Top it with some cheese and wrap by folding sides and rolling.

Roll tightly and seal the edge with water.  You can follow the directions on the package to either deep fry these or bake them.  I actually baked them, then did a pan fry to crisp the outside more. 

To make the Avocado dip:
2 small ripe avocados
1 cup of plain yogurt or sour cream
1 tsp of ground cumin powder
juice of 1/2 a lime
1 small onion chopped
2 jalapeno chilies (seeded for less heat, keep seeds in for more heat)
salt to taste

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Enjoy both together or separately. 

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  1. Baking, then pan frying is a fabulous idea! Your egg rolls look fantastic...and the dip, too :)

  2. OH YEAH!!! I feel like Sunday is to long to wait. Maybe we should have a pre-SuperBowl party, party. That dip is going to be a regular!

  3. That dip is such a beautiful color!

  4. This is great and perfect for a party. I'm definitely trying your method of baking then pan frying. When baked, I don't really like the texture of the egg roll, so I am sure I would love it pan fried.

  5. avocado dip sound really yummy,I have to make this sometime,and spring rolls is my favorite,I have award for you please check it out and grab it :)

  6. Oh these are so right up my alley! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  7. I love the fusion of Mexican and Chinese. I bet they are delicious!

  8. These look tasteful! Great presentation!
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  9. Ramona, this is a great recipe - adds freshness to all standard dip'n'chips recipes for Super Bowl party! I love how crispy your rolls look! Yumm! Have fun on Sunday! Hugs!

  10. This is so creative! I love how you put this Mexican spin on the traditional egg roll...I am sure this would be a huge hit at the upcoming superbowl!

  11. Those sound delicious!! And that avocado dip would be amazing on a sandwich instead of mayo - like on a turkey blt. Yum!!

  12. What a creative party recipe! Those egg rolls look very crisp.

  13. Omnom! The avocado dip especially sound yummy! Love this twist on egg rolls!

  14. Beautiful egg rolls and I adore this dip!

  15. I love this Asian-fusion dish! And your avocado dip looks divine--guac is generally too chunky for me, but I think I'd love this.

  16. I love eggrolls. I've been on a huge avocado kick too. Love this!

  17. I LOVE these egg rolls Ramona! But I REALLY love the avocado dip! I'm not a big football fan...but I love this kind of finger food that comes around this time of year! What a perfect lunch for me! Hope you have a GREAT weekend! : )

  18. Hi Ramona,

    Extremely tempting pictures and recipe. I found your site while searching for egg roll recipes (actually Sri Lankan ones) and I recall seeing your comments on some of the blogs I frequent too. I'm pleasantly surprised to learn that you are also Sri Lankan. Have a nice day, dear! :)

  19. hey......what to tell...........i am out of words.....superb dear

  20. Oh my, I totally am craving these now. It looks amazing!!

  21. Ramona, I really love this recipe! It's a great new way to use egg roll wrappers and I love the avocado dip!


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