Baked southwestern egg rolls with chicken, black beans and cheese make a perfect game day or party appetizer - these are always a hit!
I’m back with another Foodie Football Fans recipe collaboration with my fellow food bloggers and today we’re bringing you ideas for the Big Game! Everything from snacks and appetizers to main dishes you can serve your friends and family while you watch the game.
You may remember our previous Foodie Football posts.
I made my easy chicken roll-ups with cream cheese and veggies for our tailgating party and easy pimiento cheese crackers for our team-themed round-up for my Southern based Carolina Panthers team.
But my team didn’t have such a great year this year...
We went all the way last year, and now we're not even in the playoffs, so I'm a little less jazzed.
On the other hand, we lost at the Super Bowl last year and that’s the day my oven completely broke, so maybe low key is good. 😂
Plus, more time to focus on the food! Cause sometimes that’s the best part. Or maybe all the time. 😉
Today I’m sharing these easy baked southwestern egg rolls. I’ve been making these babies on repeat recently because they’re so fun and tasty and a great way to serve a crowd!
I took them to my girls group get together last month and then a couple of weeks ago, took them over to a neighbor’s house when we had a get together there on our snow day. They were devoured both times!
I use store-bought egg roll wrappers for these baked egg rolls and stuff them with an easy mixture of chicken, beans, cheese and all kinds of great Southwestern style seasonings. 👌
The mixture alone is delicious! In fact, I have some friends who are gluten free so I took the extra mixture in a bowl and they scarfed it up - some with gluten free crackers, some just by the spoonful.
So you’ll be glad to end up with some extra!
(If you're looking for a more traditional egg roll recipe, check out these baked vegetable egg rolls.)
Notes on baked southwestern egg rolls:
- You can prep the filling mixture for these ahead of time and just wrap and bake them when you’re ready to serve. I’ve also reheated these in the oven after they’ve cooked, so you could do that too. Put them in a 275 degree oven for 10 minutes or until warmed through.
- You can substitute a Mexican style blend cheese or use all cheddar or all Monterey Jack cheese if you prefer.
- You can substitute fresh, canned or frozen corn (thawed) in place of the Mexican if you want.
Need a vegetarian version? Just omit the chicken.
Also, as I mentioned, you’ll have about 1 cup of leftover chicken mixture. You can serve it on the side with chips or crackers or save it for a light lunch.
I’ve even used it to stuff into taco shells for the kids as dinner. 👍
I hope you give these baked southwestern egg rolls a try for your game day eats - or just any time you need a fun appetizer!
And be sure to check out all the other delicious Foodie Football Fans posts below!
Baked southwestern egg rolls
Easy baked egg rolls with chicken, black beans and cheese make a perfect game day or party appetizer!
- 1 (15.5 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 small bell pepper, finely chopped (or 5-6 sweet mini peppers)
- 1 (10 oz.) can Mexicorn, drained
- 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chilies
- 1 cup diced cooked chicken breast, leftover grilled or baked chicken or from a store-bought rotisserie chicken
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
- 1 package egg roll wrappers (24 wrappers)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- salsa, sour cream or Greek yogurt, or guacamole
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Combine all ingredients, except the egg roll wrappers and olive oil, in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
- Lay an egg roll wrapper flat on your counter. Spoon about 3-4 tablespoons of the filling into the middle bottom third of the wrapper, leaving some space around the edges. Fold the sides over and then roll up the egg roll. Place seam side down on a baking sheet. (Watch the video at the top of this post to see this in action.)
- Repeat with remaining egg roll wrappers until all are filled. (You’ll have leftover of the mixture).
- Brush the tops of each egg roll with olive oil.
- Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, until the egg rolls are golden brown and edges are crispy.
- Serve warm with salsa, sour cream/Greek yogurt or guacamole.
You can prep the filling mixture for these ahead of time and just wrap and bake them when you’re ready to serve. I’ve also reheated these in the oven after they’ve cooked, so you could do that too. Put them in a 275 degree oven for 10 minutes or until warmed through.
You can substitute a Mexican style blend cheese or use all cheddar or all Monterey Jack cheese if you prefer.
You can substitute fresh, canned or frozen corn (thawed) in place of the Mexican if you want.
You can omit the chicken for a vegetarian version.
You’ll have about 1 cup of leftover chicken mixture. You can serve it on the side with chips or crackers or save it for lunch.
Serving Size:2 egg rolls
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 454mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 20g
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One of the finest egg rolls recipe and i truly appreciate the way you made this yummy rolls. Everything is so nicely described that really helped. My family were so happy to have this rolls. Thanks and looking forward for more such delicious recipes in future too.
I'm so glad you loved these! 😊
I just want to know if I can use ground beef?, instead of chicken. Just want to see if there is another option?
Hi Maryann! I haven't tried it that way, but I think it would work just fine. Be sure to use about the same total amount (about 1 cup) and also be sure to drain any extra grease/liquid so it doesn't make the filling soggy. Would love to hear how it goes!
Oh my Gosh this yummy another enjoyment to night , you know I love it its so attractive , I must refer this to my sister ,
Have you ever made these and froze them? I’d like to make for a party
Hi Liz! I'm not sure whether these would hold up well to making ahead and freezing... I haven't tried it, but I'd be concerned that the wraps could get soggy from the extra time and moisture and then wouldn't crisp up as nicely. Perhaps you could make the filling ahead and then assemble and bake them when ready to serve.