americanized egg rolls

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Elin Criswell
Georgetown, TX

My dear friend Nancy helped me formulate this recipe right before my husband and I married in 1986. We dubbed it 'Americanized' because of the hamburger meat and because it doesn't contain a lot of green cabbage. This is a labor-intensive meal that we make on special occasions. A Criswell family favorite!

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It takes a little while to assemble these egg rolls, but it's worth the time. We enjoyed this non-traditional egg roll recipe a lot. The fried shell is crispy and crunchy. Inside the egg roll is filled with squash, sweet carrots, and cabbage. Dip it in your favorite sauce and watch these disappear fast.

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★★★★★ 2
serves 6 - 8
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For americanized egg rolls

  • 2 lb
    lean hamburger meat, browned
  • 1
    small red cabbage, sliced and diced
  • 1
    yellow onion, sliced and diced
  • 1 c
    grated carrots
  • 2
    zucchini, sliced and diced
  • 2
    yellow squash, sliced and diced
  • (note: packaged broccoli claw slaw mix can be substituted for the zucchini and squash, just chop up cole slaw mixture a little before stir frying.)
  • soy sauce
  • 3 pkg
    egg roll wrappers
  • vegetable oil for frying

How To Make americanized egg rolls

  • Browning the ground beef.
    Brown hamburger meat; set aside.
  • Diced vegetables in a mixing bowl.
    Slice and dice all vegetables. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir-frying ingredients together.
    Stir fry vegetables in a large frying pan or wok, seasoning with soy sauce and garlic powder. Pour mixture into a large colander to drain.
  • Browned ground beef mixed into cooked vegetables.
    Place vegetables into a large mixing bowl and stir in hamburger meat.
  • Filling on top of a wonton wrapper.
    Using a large spoon, put one spoonful of mixture onto the egg roll wrappers.
  • Wonton wrapper folded and sealed.
    Then wrap up envelope style. Using a pastry brush and water, brush the seams of the egg rolls to seal.
  • Frying the egg rolls.
    Fry in hot oil. When done, transfer egg rolls to wire racks over paper towels to drain and cool.
  • Americanized Egg Rolls on a plate.
    Serve with soy sauce and sweet & sour sauce, stir-fried rice and vegetables for sides.
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    Special Note... I will also post my recipe for We NEVER make these egg rolls without it! Again, homemade... so much better than store-bought!