Friday, June 19, 2009

southwest egg rolls

Here is the first favorite black bean recipe. These are much like the ones on the appetizer menus at a couple of my favorite restaurants. I found a few different recipes that came close and adapted them to create this one. The number of ingredients may make these seem a little complicated but they are really fairly easy. They work well to make in bulk and freeze. From the freezer they make a quick dinner for the family or a little snack for one.


2 tbsp. oil
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
2 bunches green onions, finely chopped
Saute in a large frying pan until tender and then add:

4 cups, cooked chicken, chopped
2 cups corn
4 cups black beans, cooked (2 cans will work)
6-8 oz. frozen spinach. thawed and drained
2 tbsp. jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
2 tbsp. taco seasoning
Cook for a few minutes, and then add:

1 8 oz. package cream cheese
2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
Stir until cheese is melted and remove from heat.

Cook or warm 32-36 tortillas.

Spread 1/4 cup of the filling onto each tortilla, fold in sides and roll up.

Place the rolls on a baking sheet.

If freezing, place filled baking sheet in freezer until frozen and then transfer rolls to a labeled freezer bag.

If baking immediately, spray rolls with cooking spray. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Slice in half and serve with dipping sauce.

To bake after frozen, place on baking sheet, spray rolls with cooking spray and bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or microwave 2-4 minutes.

Easy Dipping Sauces:

1 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup salsa

Avocado Ranch
1 cup ranch dressing
1 avocado, peeled and crushed

*The green onions can be replaced with 1/2 of a regualr onion or 2 tbsp. dried onion.
*Jalapenos can be fresh or canned.
*I have also used colby jack or cheddar cheese and I like them all.
*The secret ingredient that makes these so great is fresh tortillas. I buy them at a local Sam's Club, cook them on a griddle, and then fill them while they are warm. They roll easier and have a much better texture and taste than regular tortillas.
*Spraying the rolls with cooking spray is an alternative for frying. It gives them a crisp outer shell without the mess or fat content of all the oil.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for the comment! We love to hear from you. We do moderate them first so that is why they may not pop up right away. Thanks again.

Related Posts with Thumbnails