Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chili's Southwest Eggrolls

Oh...these were so good! I got this recipe from Favorite Family Recipes. It's funny...I bought frozen spinach...John was not super thrilled, but after making these, he was asking for leftovers :) I haven't had these at Chili's...John's not a fan of Chili's, so I don't eat there to often, but I'm a fan of these! The recipe said to dip them in a ranch/guac. dip, but I didn't make it and didn't find any dips necessary. John wants to try them with some cubed, cooked chicken mixed in, too. I served these as a main dish.
John's Rating: 9
4 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 bunch minced green onion
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 c. frozen corn kernels
1 can black beans, rinsed, drained
1 pkg. frozen spinach, thawed, drained well
1 jalapeno, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp. salt
2 c. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (depending on how cheesy you like em')
Flour tortillas (about 10)

Oil (for deep frying)

Heat oil in frying pan on medium heat. Stir in green onion and red pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes, until tender. Mix in corn, black beans, spinach, jalapeno peppers, parsley, cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes, until well blended and tender. Remove from heat and stir in Monterey Jack cheese so that it melts. Wrap tortillas with a clean, lightly moist cloth. Microwave on high approximately 1 minute, or until hot and pliable. Spoon even amounts of the mixture into each tortilla. Fold ends of tortillas, then roll tightly around mixture. Secure with toothpicks if needed.

Chili's way:(this is what I did) Arrange in a medium dish, cover with plastic, and place in the freezer. Freeze for at least 4 hours. In a large, deep skillet, heat oil for deep frying to 375 degrees. Deep fry frozen, stuffed tortillas 10 minutes each, or until dark golden brown. Drain on paper towels before serving.

OR
(the impatient way):Arrange in a baking dish, cover with plastic, and place in the freezer for a. Freeze for about 30 minutes. In a large, deep skillet, heat oil for deep frying to 375 degrees. Deep fry until golden brown, remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Place on baking sheet and put in oven (at 350 degrees) for about 8 minutes or until ready to serve.

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