Mama Celina Famous Eggroll/Lumpia

Belen Macabante Recipe

By Belen Macabante Belen_Macabante

1 Hr
30 Min

This recipe is more American than Filipino/Asian, There's so many Eggroll recipe out there, but this recipe is the most favorite of my family specially my children, because of the simple ingredients, and easy to make, no sauteing required, the most requested on every family gatherings. This ingredients is ideal for picky eaters who doesn't like pork, shrimps and other Asian ingredients that some American not familiar with. Everyone who tried this says its the best eggroll they ever had, Scrumptious delicious, lol

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1 1/2 lb
ground beef
1/4 c
finely chopped onion
2 clove
finely chopped garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 large
finely chopped carrots, (i recommend food processor)
celery stalks, finely chopped, ( i dont recommend foor processor)
eggs lightly beaten
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
oil for frying
and the most important main ingredient: egg roll/lumpia wrappers, it can be found in asian market, select the round and thinnest wrapper found in frozen section. (if not available square wrappers will do )

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large bowl, mix all 8 ingredients thoroughly, It can be messy, I wear non latex gloves to protect my hands,
Set aside or put it back in the Fridge while preparing the wrappers,
For the wrappers: separate the wrappers gently and carefully, cover with damp kitchen or paper towels to keep it from drying fast,
in a small bowl beat 1 egg for sealing.

On flat surface, lay wrapper, scoop 1 teaspoon of meat mixture spread length wise like a mini log, (the smaller amout of filling the crunchier)
Pull the bottom edge of the wrapper over the filling, and gently tighten the wrapper around the filling. Fold the right and left edges over so that they touch in the middle and the wrapper, Roll the entire lumpia over so that there is about a 1-inch seam exposed, then brush and seal with egg.
repeat the same procedure, you can make depends on the quantity of the wrappers,

for storing and freezing:
I usually make a bunch and freeze them,
I store it in Freezer Bags, I secure the layers with wax paper to protect them from sticking together,

Takes longer to make but it's all worth it..

Enjoy your crunchy scrumptious delicious Egg rolls,

About this Recipe

Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #filipino, #lumpia, #eggroll

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Karen Vandevander KarenV
Aug 19, 2012
I haven't had a traditional lumpia since I was a little girl living in the Philippines, and that was a very long time ago. Thank you for sharing your Aunt's recipe Belen. I've saved and printed the recipe and am definitely going to be giving it a try. :o)
Karen Vandevander KarenV
Aug 19, 2012
2 questions for you you use egg roll or spring roll wrappers, and do you have a recipe for a traditional dipping sauce? Thank you.
Belen Macabante Belen_Macabante
Aug 19, 2012
Hi Karen, never or tried spring rolls, i always use the round one made in the Philippines because it is thinner, it is in the frozon section, you need to let it thaw, kinda hard to separate, takes a lot of patience, :)) I tried egg roll (square) but it is thicker not as crunchy as the thinner wrapper,
Belen Macabante Belen_Macabante
Aug 19, 2012
I make simple garlic dipping sauce, mixture of 1/2 cup water 1/4 vinegar, 2 tbs. soy sauce, 1/2 tsp sugar, dash of black pepper and 1 tbsp cornstarch, mix thoroughly let it bowl to thicken, turn off fire then add minced garlic :))
or I buy sweet and sour sauce :))
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Annette Glenn AGlenn
Aug 19, 2012
My husband's family was stationed in Guam when he was young. He loves this recipe and said it reminded him of living there. He loved the food.
Sandy Mika mikasldy
Aug 19, 2012
Thank you for posting your recipe, can't wait to try them, I was just asking someone what lumpia were about a week ago, now I know 8]
Karen Vandevander KarenV
Aug 19, 2012
Hi Belen! Thank you for the quick reply. If I can't find lumpia wrappers I'll try the spring roll wrappers because they are thinner than the egg roll wrappers. Spring roll wrappers will also crisp up better. Thank you too for the dipping sauce recipe. I can't wait to try them both. Have a wonderful day. :o)
jen wolf wolfmom0612
Dec 13, 2012
How long do you fry them and you don't precook meat? Did I not read the info right?
Rose Selvar potrose
Sep 5, 2013
We look like twins in our profile pic, Belen.
My husband grows Roses in our yard and he took a picture of this Rose and I decided to use it as my profile pic...a long time ago. Then today I noticed that you have the same type Rose as your profile pic. It's a very pretty Rose. 9/5/13
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Sep 5, 2013
Guess you both have the same rose in your yards????