Spicy Southwest Eggrolls

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I started out making a southwest eggroll recipe that's on Zaar, but I left out a lot and added a lot and basically changed the whole thing, so here's my version :) *Note: I bake these, but they certainly could be fried in oil also.

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  • add   1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • add   1 red bell pepper
  • add   2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • add   1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • add   2 garlic cloves
  • add   1/4 tablespoon chili powder
  • add   1/3 cup canned black beans
  • add   15 egg roll wraps
  • add   1/8 teaspoon salt
  • add   1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • add   2 jalapenos
  • add   1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • add   2 chicken breasts
  • add   1 small onion
  • add   2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese


  1. Add 1 Tbsp vegetable oil to small skillet; preheat to medium-low. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, garlic powder & salt.
  2. Rub seasonings mixture onto both sides of both chicken breasts; add chicken breasts to small skillet and cook 7-10 minutes, depending on thickness of your breast - until done, turning at least once.
  3. While chicken is cooking, dice your vegetables.
  4. Once chicken is done, remove from heat; set aside.
  5. Heat 1 Tbsp vegetable oil in large skillet; add diced red bell pepper, diced onion, minced garlic cloves and jalapenos to oil; saute until veggies are soft.
  6. Once chicken is cool enough to handle, slice into small cubes and add to vegetable mixture.
  7. Stir in frozen corn and black beans; mix thoroughly. Add cayenne now if you want.
  8. Turn heat to low, and slowly add cheese. Once cheese has melted, remove skillet from heat.
  9. To assemble eggrolls:.
  10. Place eggroll wrappers so that the points are facing north/south. Place about 1 1/2 Tbsp of chicken/veggie mixture into center of wrapper. Spread it out log-shaped from side to side, leaving about 1 inch of the wrapper on each side.
  11. Fold bottom point over mixture, then fold in each side. Then roll eggroll up remaining wrapper. I usually seal the final point with a brush of water.
  12. Repeat with each eggroll wrapper.
  13. When all the eggrolls are wrapped, freeze in a single layer for at least 4 hours and up to 2 months.
  14. To cook, place frozen eggrolls on a cookie sheet, and bake at 375 degrees for 13-16 minutes.
  15. I like to dip these in a spicy avocado sauce or salsa.