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Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls Recipe

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Welcome to our savory snack section! Today, we’re sharing a delicious and unique recipe for Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls. These crispy egg rolls are filled with the flavors of a classic Philly cheesesteak, making them perfect for parties, appetizers, or a fun dinner. Let’s get started!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped
  • 24 egg roll wrappers
  • 12 slices American cheese
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Filling

  1. Cook Ground Beef: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until browned and fully cooked. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Season Beef: Add the Worcestershire sauce, salt, and ground black pepper to the cooked beef. Stir well to combine. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Sauté Vegetables: In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped yellow onion and green bell pepper. Sauté until the vegetables are tender and the onions are translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Combine Beef and Vegetables: Return the cooked beef to the skillet with the sautéed vegetables. Stir to combine and heat through. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Step 2: Assemble the Egg Rolls

  1. Prepare Wrappers: Lay an egg roll wrapper on a clean surface with one corner pointing toward you (like a diamond shape).
  2. Add Cheese: Place half a slice of American cheese in the center of the wrapper.
  3. Add Filling: Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the beef and vegetable mixture on top of the cheese.
  4. Fold and Roll: Fold the bottom corner of the wrapper over the filling, then fold in the sides. Roll the wrapper tightly up toward the top corner. Brush the top corner with water to seal the egg roll. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.

Step 3: Fry the Egg Rolls

  1. Heat Oil: In a large, deep skillet or fryer, heat the vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Fry Egg Rolls: Carefully place the egg rolls in the hot oil, frying in batches if necessary. Fry until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per batch. Turn occasionally to ensure even frying.
  3. Drain Excess Oil: Remove the egg rolls from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

Step 4: Serve

  1. Serve Hot: Serve the Philly cheesesteak egg rolls hot, with your favorite dipping sauces such as ketchup, mustard, or a cheese sauce. Enjoy!

Cooking Notes and Tips

  • Oil Temperature: Ensure the oil is at the correct temperature before frying to achieve crispy egg rolls. Use a kitchen thermometer to monitor the temperature.
  • Sealing the Wrappers: Make sure the egg roll wrappers are sealed well with water to prevent them from opening during frying.
  • Baking Option: For a healthier option, you can bake the egg rolls in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through, until golden brown and crispy.

Variations

Spicy Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

Add 1-2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes or a diced jalapeño to the beef mixture for a spicy kick.

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Cheesy Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

Add extra cheese inside the egg rolls or sprinkle shredded cheese on top of the finished egg rolls for extra cheesy goodness.

Veggie Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

Add additional vegetables such as mushrooms, spinach, or zucchini to the beef mixture for a veggie-packed version.

BBQ Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

Mix in 2-3 tablespoons of your favorite BBQ sauce with the beef mixture for a tangy twist.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use different types of cheese?

Yes, you can use any cheese that melts well, such as mozzarella, provolone, or cheddar.

How do I store leftover egg rolls?

Store any leftover egg rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes to maintain crispiness.

Can I freeze the egg rolls before frying?

Yes, you can freeze the assembled egg rolls on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag. Fry or bake directly from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.

What dipping sauces go well with Philly cheesesteak egg rolls?

Popular dipping sauces include ketchup, mustard, cheese sauce, ranch dressing, or even a spicy aioli.

How do I prevent the egg rolls from getting soggy?

Ensure the oil is hot enough before frying, and do not overcrowd the pan. Fry the egg rolls in batches to maintain the oil temperature and ensure crispiness.

These Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls are a delicious and unique twist on a classic favorite, combining the savory flavors of a cheesesteak with the crispy texture of an egg roll. Perfect for appetizers, parties, or a fun dinner, they are sure to be a hit with everyone. Enjoy making and sharing these tasty egg rolls with your family and friends!