Southwestern Baked Egg Rolls: Finger Foods are More Fun to Eat

by simplylife on August 24, 2012

It’s a fact.  Finger foods are just more fun to eat.

I’m convinced that if silverware isn’t necessary, the food automatically becomes even more enticing.

These Southwestern Baked Egg Rolls take all the traditional ingredients of a taco (which yes, I realize is also eaten with fingers and therefore still fun to eat) and rolls them up into these cute little egg rolls just begging to be dipped into salsa and eaten.

These would make a perfect appetizer for your next dinner party and are a fun way to ensure your partners kids will eat their beans.

Southwestern Baked Egg Rolls

by Simply Life
Adapted from Annie’s Eats 

Keywords: bake appetizer side vegetarian beans cheese Super Bowl Southwest

Ingredients (About 15 rolls)

  • 15 egg roll wrappers
  • 2 tbs. oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 chili pepper, seeded and chopped
  • Cumin, to taste
  • Oregano, to taste
  • Paprika, to taste
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup shredded jalapeno cheddar (or other preferred cheese)
  • 1 cup salsa


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and saute 4-5 minutes. Add garlic, chili pepper and seasonings. Stir in corn and black beans.

2. Lay an egg roll wrapper on a work surface so that one of the corners is pointing toward you. Place ¼ cup of the filling in the center and top with shredded cheese.

3. Fold in the tips on the sides towards the center.

4. Fold over bottom tip the slowly roll upwards, into egg roll shape.

5. Dip a finger in water and lightly brush on the edges of the free corner. Finish rolling and press to seal closed. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.

6. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place the prepared egg rolls on the baking sheet and spray the tops of the egg rolls with cooking spray. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until lightly brown, turning halfway through baking. Serve warm with salsa and enjoy!

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~What is your favorite finger food?

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  • Colleen

    So fun! I love it!! And they obviously look delicious too 🙂

  • deepa

    fish finger is my fav finger food. SAd that we don’t get egg wraps here 🙁 But it looks wonderful

  • Marialuisa Echeberria

    My favourite finger food are croquettes!!!, I love those, or as you know already, any of our tapas that we call “pintxos” in the basque country.

    • Simply Life

      I loooooove croquettes too! We also had those at our wedding along with sangria, paella and other tapas – it was our perfect meal! 🙂

  • DeliciousDish

    These look great! I went through a phase of making different kinds of fillings for egg rolls… like chicken teriyaki and steak and cheese. So much fun!

  • Emily

    such a great idea!! i’ve baked egg rolls at home but haven’t gotten very creative with the flavors. These would be awesome for watching football!

    • Simply Life

      Thanks exactly an occasion I was thinking they would be fun to have around for!

  • Bianca Garcia

    I agree that finger foods are more fun to eat! I haven’t made egg rolls in forever, these look great!

  • Singerinkitchen

    Looks so delicious!!

  • Colleen

    I love this idea! Hybrid between a taco and an egg roll. They sound so healthy, too!

  • Jolene (

    Finger foods are my favourite types of foods … I am pretty sure I love ’em all.

  • yummychunklet

    Minus the cheddar, vegan-friendly and healthy! Great idea!

  • Kristen RD

    I bought these egg roll wrappers a little while back and it dawned on me how versatile they are. This recipe is just another example. I am loving the filling! YUM!
    And yes, I love finger foods.

  • Juego de sabores
  • Belinda @zomppa

    Awesome – if I could everything with my fingers, life would be even grander!

  • Meri

    Mmm these look really good and I bet had just the right amount of crunch!

  • Urvashi Agarwal

    How simply delicious my friend, it looks incredible 😀
    Crunchy goodness!

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Mom

    Oooh, I would love to put my favorite ingredients into a roll…these looks amazing, fun and enticing!!!!!

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