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Picante Egg Rolls

Living near the Mexican border, we've developed a love of spicy cuisine. I came up with this recipe by mixing and matching different foods.—Marilyn Long, Spring Valley, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen (1-1/2 cups sauce)


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup picante sauce
  • 1 envelope chili seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) egg roll wrappers
  • Oil for deep frying
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup picante sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cheese, picante sauce, chili seasoning and garlic powder.
  • Place 1/4 cupful in the center of an egg roll wrapper. (Keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use.) Fold bottom corner over filling. Fold sides toward center over filling. Moisten remaining corner with water; roll up tightly to seal. Repeat.
  • In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry egg rolls, a few at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Combine sauce ingredients; serve with egg rolls.
Editor's Note
Fill egg roll wrappers one at a time, keeping the others covered until ready to use.

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  • kkutz
    Apr 24, 2012

    these were good, kids enjoyed them as well next time i'm gonna try them in the deep fryer!

  • Terfree
    Apr 23, 2012

    Definitely going to try these baked. For those that wonder about baking, Hungry Girl uses egg roll wrappers for all sorts of rolls. For instance her Apple Cherry pie pockets. Those bake for 15-18 minutes. Don't see why it shouldn't work for this recipe

  • alleycatace
    Apr 22, 2012

    Have been making this type of eggrolls for years - using taco seasoning instead of chili.

  • DarleneT
    Apr 22, 2012

    I know this would be wonderful as written but to 2Retreivers that wonders about baking them so as not to have the deepfat method. I plan to make this recipe as a quesadilla using tortilla shells in my quesadilla grill. I think it will be great.

  • skibunny2
    Apr 21, 2012

    Picante sauce is next to the salsa and is chunkier. It comes in mild, medium & hot. Recipe was great, wouldn't change a thing, ;)

  • 2retrievers
    Apr 21, 2012

    I would like to know also if you can bake these for a lighter version? Can someone help?

  • PugParent
    Apr 21, 2012

    Cwipf... FYI Picante sauce is like salsa. You can find it in your grocery store. Ever heard of Pace Picante Sauce? Look by the taco area where the jars of salsa & cheese are. Some will say picante sauce.

  • Cwipf
    Apr 21, 2012

    I'd like to try this recipe but what is picante sauce and where can I find it.

  • bnrudy
    Apr 21, 2012

    Sound great, but I would like to know if can bake them instead of frying

  • nikkione
    Jul 1, 2010

    Great idea, I pass this recipe to all my new Tupperware Hostess..They love it...Thanks it a hit..