Southwestern Egg Rolls

With Super Bowl upon us tomorrow, I thought it was only prudent to share a great appetizer recipe with you before the big game! I’ve wanted to make these guys for a couple years now, but just never managed to get around to it. Traditional homemade egg rolls are one of our very favorite things ever, and we love Mexican food – so it was totally no surprise when we all loved them!

Corn, red pepper, black beans, red onion, spinach, garlic, and cilantro are given a quick saute to soften. Then they’re mixed with a blend of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, rolled into an egg roll wrapper, and quickly fried. I suspect that they would also be great baked, if you’re looking for a healthier route. But it’s Super Bowl, and I’m not.

I served with an avocado ranch dipping sauce, which couldn’t have been any easier. I just mashed up an avocado well and mixed it with ranch dressing. I think salsa would also be another great option for dipping, which is again- much healthier! I hope everyone enjoys the big game tomorrow – we’ll be rooting for the Patriots (anyone BUT the Seahawks!). Stay safe and warm, everyone!


  1. Posted January 31, 2015 at 11:03 PM | Permalink

    What a great fusion recipe! I love ethnic food period. So this works when one flat out can’t make up their mind which one they want! Ha!

  2. Posted February 1, 2015 at 5:01 PM | Permalink

    I have always been too scared to fry southwest egg rolls, yours look so good, I may have to try it!

  3. Kim in MD
    Posted February 11, 2015 at 8:36 PM | Permalink

    I make a similar recipe. These are delicious! I love your photos, Laura!

  4. Nancy
    Posted September 12, 2015 at 6:58 AM | Permalink

    can you substitute shredded zucchini fir the spinach and peppers or kale?

    • Posted September 13, 2015 at 5:37 PM | Permalink

      You probably could, but I’d saute it well to remove as much water as possible.

  5. celeste
    Posted May 14, 2017 at 6:54 PM | Permalink

    awesome recipe…brought it to the family mothers day lunch and received several complements….and all were eaten! Will definitely cook this again.

  6. Rania
    Posted May 26, 2017 at 1:20 PM | Permalink

    Can I leave the black beans at all and add extra veggies instead?

  7. Posted September 19, 2017 at 1:17 PM | Permalink

    Can you freeze these ahead of time and then fry?

  8. Colleen
    Posted June 14, 2018 at 7:06 PM | Permalink

    These eggrollls are Delicious! Now my friend wants me to make them for her graduation party. I was wondering if you ever cooked them before hand and warmed them up? I don’t want them to lose the crunch. Let me know if you have any hints! Thank you!

    • Posted June 29, 2018 at 8:21 AM | Permalink

      Hey Colleen! Yes, they reheat beautifully – I think they’re even crispier when done this way. Pop in an 425 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Sauce doesn’t keep as well, though!

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