If you search the internet for Southwestern Egg Rolls, you will find many recipes that tries to copy a certain chain restaurant's appetizer.
Those recipes will have an ingredient list for example, "2 Tbsp. red pepper"
or,"2 Tbsp. spinach" What? Who cooks like that?
What are you going to do with the rest of your red pepper?..... My recipe has been scaled up to make the best use of ingredients.
My recipe also uses egg roll wrappers vs. tortillas, which makes it less calories and fat. Hey, I do try to make an effort! You could replace the cream cheese with 4 oz. more shredded cheese, if desired. On the other hand, you could use a whole package of cream cheese and cut the shredded cheese to reduce the calories more! Trust me though, this recipe is much better than the others on the internet! ENJOY !
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 large chicken breast, cooked and diced (approx. 1-1/2 cups)
4 green onions, sliced thin
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1- 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 jalapeno, seeded, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (or fresh parsley)
2 cloves minced garlic or, 1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper, or smokey paprika (optional)
4 oz. shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 package cream cheese (cube and bring to room temp)
1 pack (24/pack) egg roll wraps
1 egg slightly beaten
Oil for frying
In a large mixing bowl, combine rinsed, drained, beans.
Add chopped, cilantro, peppers, onions, garlic and chicken.
Add frozen corn and drained spinach.
Sprinkle seasonings over all.
Heat oil in large skillet on med. heat
Place all ingredients into pan, (except for cheeses)
Sauté and stir occasionally until peppers and onions are slightly softened.
Turn heat to low and add cubed, cream cheese
Stir, and add jack cheese, stir until melted
Turn off heat, cool slightly.
Drop 1-2 Tbsp. filling, onto center of egg roll wrapper.
With corner facing towards you, fold corner over filling.
Fold sides in and tightly roll, sealing edges with beaten egg.
Using medium saucepan or fryer, cook several at a time
in 375 F. oil, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve with sauce below.....
Avocado Dipping Sauce
1 ripe avocado mashed
2 Tbsp. sour cream
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp. mayo.
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1/4 tsp. cumin
3 dashes hot sauce
Mix all together with fork until blended, add salt and pepper to taste.
Chill and eat within 3 days.