Mexican Egg RollsFrom krumkake 8 years ago
- 1 tablespoon olive oil shopping list
- 4 scallions, diced finely shopping list
- ½ red bell pepper, diced finely shopping list
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced and fried in a tablespoon of olive oil with 2 teaspoons taco seasoning added to it (or equivalent amount of pre-packaged cooked fajita or southwestern style chicken breast strips with no breading) shopping list
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels shopping list
- 1 cup black beans, drained well shopping list
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed as dry as possible shopping list
- 2 jalapeno peppers, cut in half, seeds removed, and diced finely shopping list
- ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped finely shopping list
- 1½ teaspoons ground cumin shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt shopping list
- 1 or 2 dashes ground cayenne pepper shopping list
- 1 cup shredded mexican cheese blend shopping list
- 5 or more (10 inch) flour tortillas (quantity depends on how much filling you put in a roll – I generally prefer to make them about the diameter of a half-dollar coin when rolled) shopping list
- olive oil for baking the rolls shopping list
How to make it
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
- Stir in scallions and red pepper.
- Cook and stir for 5 minutes, until tender-crisp.
- Mix diced chicken into the pan with onion and red pepper.
- Mix in corn, black beans, spinach, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper.
- Cook and stir for 5 minutes, until well blended and veggies are tender.
- Remove from heat and stir in Mexican cheese until blended in.
- Wrap tortillas with a clean, lightly moist cloth, and microwave on high approximately 1 minute, or until warm and pliable.
- Spoon even amounts of the filling down the center of each tortilla.
- Fold in ends of tortillas; flip top half of tortilla over filling, and then roll it tightly around the filling.
- Secure each rolled tortilla with a toothpick.
- Arrange rolls in a 9 x 13 glass dish that has been rubbed generously with olive oil (glass helps brown the rolls as they bake, and the coating of oil is needed to help it along in the browning and crisping process)...if you want to go for even more crispness, you can rub each roll with just a wee bit of olive oil before placing them in the baking dish.
- Bake in a hot oven, 425 to 475 degrees, until rolls begin to brown (NOTE: the tortillas will usually brown on the bottom FIRST, so watch that closely so you don’t burn them). When tortilla is browned on one side, flip the rolls and brown the other side.
- If they haven’t browned after 15 minutes in the oven, turn on the broiler and watch them very closely until the tops brown – flip and broil the other side until brown.
- Remove from oven and cut each tortilla in half to serve (making the cut on a slant makes for a pretty presentation).
- Serve with Cilantro Verde Cream Sauce, posted separately.
- NOTE: These can be wrapped individually in saran wrap and frozen before baking...thaw and bake whenever you're ready for some!
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Great recipe, Krum! :) I can't wait to make them! :) My hubby will really love them, I'm sure! :) TY! I hope you're doing well & hope you had a good 4th! :)
~Melindabakermel in Topeka loved it
this sounds delicous thanksmomo_55grandma in Mountianview loved it
Thanks, Krum hon - these soound so delicious. I can't wait to make my own. I hope you're having a great holiday weekend! :) Vickielunasea in Orlando loved it
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