Super Bowl Eats: Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

Ready for some football snacks?  Or......in this particular case, let's call this a leftovers meal: I had some egg roll wrappers in the freezer along with some hamburger. It all added up to these yummy egg rolls; you can make these healthier by baking them, I included instructions. I don't eat cheeseburgers on a regular basis, but all I needed was an excuse. Football was it. Have at it!

Cheeseburger Egg Rolls
Adapted from Tasty Treats by Tina

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ red onion, chopped
¾ lb ground beef
Kosher salt and pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Small dish of water
10 to 15 egg roll wrappers
Nonstick cooking spray
½ ounce sesame seeds

Heat the extra-virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Saute the onions until tender, about 3 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high, and add the ground beef  and cook until well browned. Drain most of the fat out of the skillet and transfer the ground beef and onions to a medium-sized mixing bowl. After cooling a little, add the Worcestershire sauce and the Cheddar cheese. 

If you'd like to bake these: 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place a wire baking rack inside a sheet pan. 

To prepare the egg rolls:
Place an egg roll wrapper on a clean work surface. Brush the edges with a little bit of water. 
Place 1/3 of a cup of the cheeseburger filling in the center of the wrapper and shape into a rectangle diagonally on the wrapper. Bring the points at the short ends of the rectangle in toward the center. Bring the far point on the long end of the rectangle in toward the center, and roll the wrapper to close it. Spray the top of the egg roll with nonstick spray and coat the top in sesame seeds. Place finished rolls onto a sheet pan with a wire rack arranged above sheet pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until egg rolls start to brown.

If you're going to fry them (which is what I did):

Pour canola oil into a heavy medium pot to a depth of 2-inches and heat over medium heat until temperature registers 350° F . Fry spring rolls in 2 batches, turning over halfway through, until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Serve whole, or cut in half on a bias, with ketchup or Russian dressing.


  1. We love egg rolls but have never made our own. We usually buy them at Fresh Market. How cool that they can be baked instead of fried.

  2. I love them baked..but have never made these..My family would enjoy these..

  3. Those look and sound great!



  4. I never tasted egg rolls on my life before,...these look very inviting & wonderfully flavoured too! Yummm!
    I can't wait tobtry them out! ☺️

  5. These look absolutely delicious Barbara !!

  6. These would be a big hit at a football party where finger food is a must! What a great idea.

  7. They look fantastic for the big game. I've never tried making egg rolls and am curious now. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Oh no Barbara, these egg rolls could be seriously dangerous. I actually have egg rolls in the fridge just waiting to be "played" with. They have been there a while. I hope they haven't expired, lol...

    Thanks for sharing, Barbara...

  9. I know my kids would love this hearty snack. What a fun twist on an old favorite.

  10. They are a great party food or simply as an afternoon snack.

  11. Sounds like the perfect thing (with a cold beer!) to watch the big game.

  12. What a great party food :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  13. I'm pretty sure the.boy would marry me again if I made him these!!

  14. these are extraordinary! pretty sinful, too, which makes them perfect for a once-a-year event. :)

  15. They sound delicious Barbara. I have never made egg rolls before. Will have to remedy that.

  16. I'll happily use football as an excuse to eat something decadent! What a fun take on egg rolls. I bet these wouldn't last long at a party!

  17. My family would love these egg rolls any time, great recipe Barbara!

  18. These egg rolls look great, and yes, I love the twist...cheeseburger...delicious!
    Have a great weekend Barbara :)



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