**We LOVE Chili's Soutwest Eggrolls, and now BJ's does a Southwest Eggroll and also Claim Jumper. So these are the new popular appetizer. I was inspired to finally try and figure out how to make them on my own when I saw this recipe on www.aubreysrecipes.blogspot.com. I am so glad I found this recipe because they are as close to the real thing as you can get.*****
2 TBSP vegetable oil
1 bunch of minced green onion. I cut the a little bit of the white end off, and about 1 inch of the green tops off and chopped all the rest of the bunch.
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 pkg frozen spinach, thawed, then squeeze out all the liquid
1 jalapeno finely chopped ( I DID NOT DO THIS. I DON'T COOK WITH JALAPENO ENOUGH TO KNOW IT'S SPICINESS SO I JUST DIDN'T USE IT)
1 TBSP fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1-2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese ( I used 1 cup)
Flour tortillas, about 10
Heat oil in skillet. Stir in onion and red pepper. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes. The add the corn, black beans, spinach, jalapeno, parsley, cumin, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir for another 5 minutes until well blended and tender. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese. It will melt in the mixture. Just stir it until it is evenly blended in.
In a tortilla warmer, warm up the tortillas so they are soft. Fill them with filling and roll them making sure to tuck the ends in. You can secure them with a toothpick if you wish. I didn't do that.
Chili's way (apparently)- Arrange all rolled eggrolls in a dish cover with plastic and place in the freezer for about 4 hours. In a large deep skillet, heat oil for deep frying. Fry each eggroll for about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels before serving.
**This is the way I did them**
Arrange all the eggrolls in a dish. Cover with plastic and freeze for about 30 minutes. In a large deep skillet fry each eggroll until browned on the outside. Drain on paper towels before serving.
Aubreys directions say to fry each eggroll until golden brown and then drain on paper towel. Next, place them on a baking sheet and place them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes.
I would like to try to just brush them with oil and bake them completely and see how they turn out.
We served them with homemade ranch. You could add avocado to the ranch to make an avocado ranch, or add taco seasoning to the ranch to spice it up a bit. YUM!!