Saturday, September 7, 2013

Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

What happens when someone in your house wants Chinese take out and the other wants to grill burgers?  You make Cheeseburger Egg Rolls!  What started off as an interesting food experiment, turned into a YUMMY dinner!   Serve them with a pickle and ketchup, mustard, or even bbq sauce.  

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. Lean Ground Beef
  • 3 Pieces of Bacon (cooked crisp)
  • 3 Tablespoons of Ketchup
  • A large pinch of Dried Minced Onion
  • Salt 
  • Pepper
  • A Couple Dashes of Garlic Powder
  • A Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 10 Egg Roll Wrappers
  • Water
  • About 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Vegetable Oil
Brown ground beef in large skillet.  Season with salt, pepper,dried onion, and garlic powder.  When cooked thoroughly drain the grease and return beef to skillet.  Add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, bacon (cooked), and crushed red pepper.
While ground beef is cooking chop up the cooked bacon.
This next step may sound tricky, but it is actually very easy.  Fill a small bowl with room temperature water.  Using a basting brush brush a this layer of water onto both sides of the egg roll wrapper.  Lay the egg roll wrapper so that it looks like a diamond (not a square) and place the meat mixture across so that it looks like the picture below.
Place a generous amount of cheese on top of meat.  Next, fold the bottom corner up and the sides in.  Then roll the egg roll up until completely closed up.  The wrapper should be wet enough to seal it, if not dip your fingers in the water and moisten to seal it.
I placed them on a cookie sheet until I was ready to cook them.  I contemplated baking them in the oven, but I wasn't sure how they would crisp up so I decided to stick with the original plan of frying them in a skillet.
I am sure that you could completely submerge them in oil and cook them, but I chose to heat about a half inch of oil in a large skillet and cook them there.  It took about 2 minutes on each side.
I served them with a side of BBQ sauce and Sweet Potato Fries.