Cowboy Egg Rolls, With Bonus Recipes

Cowboy Egg Roll Recipe

Somebody once said to me "I think just about anything would taste good wrapped in an egg roll", and it got me to thinking...  Ye HAW!   Why don't I add some of the leftover Barn Dance Bean Dip to the inside of an egg roll?  I think I'll call them COWBOY EGG ROLLS!

Of course you can also substitute any sort of sloppy Joe recipe you might have and I'm sure it will be equally as good.  Because, you know..."Just about anything would taste good wrapped in an egg roll!!!"

Let me prove it to you...


Filling of your choice: (I used Barn Dance Bean Dip, but see below at my additional suggestions for another appetizer and evan a dessert)
Canola oil for frying
Won ton wrappers  (found in the produce section of the grocery store)

-Working with one wonton wrapper at a time and placed point side toward you (like a diamond), add a scant tablespoon of filling into the middle of the wonton wrapper.
*NOTE ~ Make sure you keep the remaining wonton wrappers covered with a damp paper towel so they don't dry out while they're waiting their turn.
-Using the water and your finger (or a pastry brush), run a line of water around the entire edge of the wrapper (this will act as the glue to keep your egg roll from bursting open while frying).
-Bring up the two sides of the wrapper, up and over the filling, to meet in the middle.-
-Working from the side closest to you, bring the bottom of the wrapper up and over the filling and, using your fingers to keep the egg roll formed and neat, continue rolling it until you reach the end of the wrapper.
-Press to secure and then I like to rewrap the egg roll again in another wonton wrapper to insure proper packaging.
-Place the completed roll aside and continue the process making more egg rolls with remaining ingredients.
-In a large, deep sided skillet heat about 2"-3" of canola oil to about 365 degrees.
-Carefully add 2-3 egg rolls at a time into the hot oil and deep fry them until they nicely, golden brown.
-Remove them from the oil using a large slotted spoon and allow them to drain on some paper towels.
-Immediately season with salt (or sugar if you're making dessert egg rolls)
-Continue frying the egg rolls until they're all complete.
-Serve all manor of egg rolls warm, with your choice of dipping sauces (optional, but fun).

Served with a nice lettuce salad with tomato and avocado, these cowboy egg rolls made a simply delicious dinner...

Now to take egg rolls even further... "TO INFINITY AND BEYOND"... here are two other suggestions I have for you.

The next one is for an appetizer and it's a delicious change from your average mozzarella sticks. Fry it for yourself, won't you?


String cheese
Wonton wrappers
Canola oil for frying
Dipping sauce of your choice (optional)

-Same method as above.
-Wrap, fry, drain.

String Cheese Egg Rolls Recipe

YUM and perfect for any party!!!

And now we complete our egg roll extravaganza with dessert.  I made these egg rolls last St. Patrick's day as a surprise for my family. I wanted their first bite to be one they weren't expecting... I think it worked :)

Of course you may choose not to color your pie filling. Your call. Either way, these make for a really tasty end to any meal.


Apple pie filling (store bought or homemade)
Green food coloring (optional)
Wonton wrappers
Canola oil for frying
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

-Same method as above except if you're using food coloring, add your pie filling to a bowl and mix with the food color.
-In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar.
-Fill, wrap and fry.
-Once the apple pie egg rolls are taken from the oil, drain on paper towels and immediately sprinkle with with the sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Apple Pie Egg Rolls

I hope you've enjoyed my three methods of filling egg rolls that may not fit your normal expectation of what a standard egg roll should be. If I was able to surprise you a little and maybe even light your imaginations on fire with what you can all do with egg rolls, then my job here is done.


Until we eat again,

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