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Fiesta Egg Rolls with Smoked Tomatillo Salsa

Easy vegetarian egg roll recipe approved by kids and adults alike.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Continental, Tex-Mex
Keyword: black beans, Egg rolls, vegetarian
Servings: 4 people


  • Cast iron skillet
  • Baking sheet
  • Knife
  • Smoker for tomatoes
  • Blender


For Egg Rolls

  • 1 pkg Twin Dragon Egg Roll Wrappers divided
  • 1 15.5 oz canned black beans drained
  • ½ cup green onions chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper chopped
  • ¼ cup jalapeno deseeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • ½ cup zucchini diced
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ¾ cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil for frying

Smoked Tomatillo Salsa

  • 6 tomatillos husked and washed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ½ lime juiced
  • tsp salt
  • 1 whole jalapeno
  • ½ onion


For Tomatillo Salsa

  • Place 6 unhusked tomatillos on a pan into a smoker filled with cherry and hickory wood and smoke for an hour. If you do not have a smoker, Roast tomatillos in oven on broil for 10 minutes.
  • Place smoked tomatillos into a blender and add the rest of the ingredients and blend.

For Egg Rolls

  • In a bowl, add the black beans, chopped veggies, spices and cheese and mix well.
    Add ¼ cup oil to cast iron and heat on low.
  • Unwrap egg rolls and remove one wrap and place on a cutting board. Add 2 Tbsp. of filling in the middle and wrap according to packaged directions.
  • Place each completed egg roll on a baking sheet until you have about 16 egg rolls. Increase heat on cast iron to medium heat.
  • Add 3 egg rolls to the pan and fry for 2 minutes on each side until lightly browned. Remove and place back on the baking sheet. Meanwhile, turn oven on to 425F.
  • Once egg rolls have all been fried, Place baking sheet into oven and bake for 5 minutes until perfectly crispy.
  • Serve with tomatillo salsa and a side of shredded lettuce.