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Tex Mex Filled Egg Rolls or Won Tons

Deep Fried Tex Mex Wontons Great appetizer or meal

Tex Mex Won Tons

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Deep Fried Tex Mex Wontons Great appetizer or meal

Tex Mex Won Tons

Raising kids can be a bit costly which means I’m always on the lookout for inexpensive but delicious recipes. I do not remember where I got this one from, but it has been a family favorite for at least two decades. The original recipe used wonton wrappers which worked well; however, as the kids grew older, and their appetites increased with their size, I soon tired of making dozens of wontons, so I switched to egg roll wrappers to appease their eating habit and my time. I hope you enjoy these as a main dish by using egg roll wrappers or as an appetizer with the won ton skins. Serve them up with picante sauce or salsa. ENJOY!

Tex-Mex Egg Rolls/Won Tons


1 lb. ground beef

1 small to med. chopped onion

1 chopped green pepper

1 – 15 oz. can refried beans

1 – 1 1/2 shredded cheddar cheese

2 Tbl. Ketchup

3 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1 pkg. egg roll skins or 1-2 packages of won ton wrappers


For filling: In a large skillet cook ground beef, onion and green pepper till meat is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain off fat.Tex Mex Won TonsStir in beans, cheese, ketchup, chili powder and cumin into meat mixtureTex Mex Won Tons

Mix well.

Tex Mex Won Tons

Cover a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan dusting generously the waxed paper with cornstarch.Tex Mex Won TonsFor the filling: Place an egg roll skin with one point toward you.

Tex Mex Won Tons  Spoon a generous teaspoon of meat mixture onto center of skin. Tex Mex Won TonsMoisten all 4 edges of the egg roll skin or won ton wrapper with water.

Tex Mex Won TonsFold bottom point of skin over filling
Tex Mex Won TonsTuck point under filling.
Tex Mex Won TonsTex Mex Won Tons Fold side corners over.Tex Mex Won Tons
Forming an envelope shape
Tex Mex Won TonsRoll up toward remaining corner; moisten point and press to seal.
Place on cornstarch coated waxed paper.

Tex Mex Won Tons

Repeat with remaining egg roll skins and filling.

Fry, a few at a time, in hot oil (at 375degrees), deep enough to cover at least half way up the egg roll Tex Mex Won Tons Fry 2 – 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy. Tex Mex Won TonsUse a slotted spoon, or tongs to remove Mex Tex egg rolls.

Drain on a paper towel lined pan or plate. Serve warm.DSC_0247copy

Serve warm with salsa or taco sauce.

Recipe and Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013

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  3. Anyonita says:

    What a clever idea! And thank you for posting helpful photos of how to roll egg rolls! They’re so clear and don’t have any fingers in the way! lol 🙂 I followed you here from the Whimsy Wednesays link party! Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here’s the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tasty-tuesdays-14-plus-16-dad-approved-fathers-day-recipes.html

  4. Love this great twist on a classic egg roll! Thanks so much for linking up with Thrifty Thursday this week!

  5. thank you for sharing at the Thursday favorite things hop these look delish xo

  6. Anyonita says:

    I’m so glad you bought these to the party! 🙂

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  8. Oh yum…these sound fabulous! This would be perfect to link up to my Create It Thursday post…it’s live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/06/create-it-thursday-7-plus-features.html

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  10. Krista Low says:

    This recipe looks great! I love Mexican food and flavors. Thanks so much for linking up with me @ Great Idea Thursday’s! Your Recipe will be featured 🙂 Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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  15. They sound and look so comforting! I will try them soon 🙂 Love finding new fillings for my egg rolls 🙂

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  17. These sound wonderful… I am going to have to give them a try.. Coming over from Saturday Dishes.

  18. Bobbi says:

    I always want to make egg rolls. Gonna have to try this as my first 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

  19. I love this recipe. Great tutorial too!

  20. Diane Roark says:


    I have never tried to make homemade Eggrolls. I love that these are Tex Mex Eggrolls which are my favorite appetizer. They do not look extremely difficult to make maybe I could do it. I had no idea and never looked into making them. I am truly excited about you sharing this recipe.


  21. These look so tasty! I’m going to try this recipe soon. Pinned!

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