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southwestern spring rolls

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a recipe by
Desirae Wagner
Wexford, PA

These little fellas are great tasting!! they are filling and you can eat them without feeling guilty when you walk away from the table with your belly swollen lol!!!! Get creative!!You will notice I don't measure I just pour!! Its all in how you like it!! taste, taste, taste!!! Tweek it to fit your families taste or leave it just like it is but remember the idea is to do it as a family and just have fun!!! Let me know what you think!! Thanks Thom Zwawa for the idea and the encouragement to reinvent myself in the kitchen!!! U rock!!

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serves Alot
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For southwestern spring rolls

  • ground lean turkey
  • ground chicken
  • frozen corn kernals
  • diced onions
  • diced tomatoes(drained and rinsed..i use canned)
  • black beans(or beans of your choice drained and rinsed)
  • spinach(drained and excess water squeezed out)
  • 2% cheese shredded(ur favorite flavor)
  • garlic powder
  • cumin powder
  • curry powder(optional)
  • imagination!!!
  • smart balance oil
  • wheat tortilla wraps (size is your preferance)

How To Make southwestern spring rolls

  • 1
    Start by prepping your veggies, rinse the tomatoes, beans, and drain the spinach trying to squeeze out excess water from them all.Add a little bit of Smart Balance oil enough to cover the bottom of a pan or pot which ever is your preference. Turn pot on Med-High and add the onions let simmer about 10min then add the rest of your veggies as onions cook slow. Let simmer while you prepare the meat. Just dont forget to stir now and again so as not to burn it.
  • 2
    As you see there are no measurements as I really don't measure I just put in the amount i think I want and taste, taste, taste, until its to your likeness.
  • 3
    Fry up your ground turkey and chicken in a fry pan...dont add any extra oil it will make its own!! If you choose rinse your meat and dump into a large bowl...makes alot so a big bowl is recommended.
  • 4
    Once veggies are tender remove from heat and add veggies to your meat. Add your seasonings and taste, add a little more seasonings, taste. Add your cheese however much you choose and grab spoons and family and taste.(the tasting part goes very well!! lol)
  • 5
    Set bowl in the refrigerator to cool. You will now reuse the same fry pan you used to fry the meat. Dont rinse it just wipe out with a paper towel and add your smart balance oil to the pan maybe 1-2 inches deep. Heat oil on med-high heat and watch it. it will sizzle when a few drops of water is added or when your son throws a little toy car into the pan to watch the bubbles and it insanely tries to cook the car!! lol
  • 6
    Now reduce your heat for the oil to med and begin assembling your spring rolls. You will need your tortillas and the meat mix from the fridge.
  • 7
    place your wrap on a clean counter or work space and add one scoop of meat mix to the wrap towards the edge of the wrap. take the wrap closest to the meat and fold over meat pulling back on the wrap a little to gather the meat mix. no roll over half way again. pinch your sides like folding a present and tuck up side. do the same on the other side then finish rolling. Add 2-3 toothpicks on the flap to keep then closed. Do this with the remaining of the wraps or to however many you wish to do. I usually end up doing 20 wraps. (I got a lot of kids and mostly boys) Go to and in search bar put how to wrap an egg roll it will give you a tutorial.
  • 8
    Take wraps to your heated oil and plop maybe 2- 3 in at a time. fry until golden brown or to your liking. I like mine almost burnt. remove from oil to drain on a paper towel! Serve with ranch, or sour cream, or guacamole or what ever you like and enjoy!!!!!!! Remember the idea is to have fun, get creative and inventive!!! let me know what u think!!