I've made the buffalo so far, and some reubens in tortillas, those came out really good. Still on the fence on using the buffalo dip as a stuffing, I think it might be too "rich" to eat just in a wrap.
9/23/12 7:16 A
You could take the apple pie idea and add granola to it wrap it up and dip it in some sort of sugar free caramel idea to....or stuff em with spinach and feta cheese and dip them in a turkey bacon ranch or vinegrette sauce as well. I've gotta try it before I tell you if they're good or not, my brains just thinkin right now!! If you try them let me know!
CHEESEBURGER EGG ROLLS - omg so good !! makes about 15 !
1/2 small red onion, chopped 3/4 pound lean ground turkey salt and pepper 1 cup grated low fat sharp cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Homemade low fat Russian Dressing Dipper
1 cup low fat sour cream 2 rounded tablespoons pickle relish 1/4 cup ketchup salt and pepper, to taste
Heat the oven to 375F Place a cooling rack on a cookie sheet and set aside..
Heat a bit of olive oil in a large saute pan. Add the onions and let sweat. Add the ground turkey and cook, breaking up into small pieces as it cooks. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until no longer pink. Drain, if needed, and set aside to cool. Once the meat is cool, add in the cheese, Worcestershire sauce and mustard.
To make the eggrolls, brush all 4 edges of an eggroll wrapper with water.
Place heaping tablespoon of the meat mixture on the center of the wrapper.
Fold 2 corners into the center, then wrap the other corner to the next, rolling to make a long skinny roll.
Put on cooling rack that your have placed on the cookie sheet This way they cook top and bottom and get crispy all round instead of just on top or on bottom
Spray the rolls with cooking spray .
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Russian Dressing Dipper:
Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with the Cheeseburger Eggrolls
Edited by: SNOOPY1960 at: 9/14/2012 (23:14)
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9/11/12 1:35 P
What about some rice and some chicken that has been marinated in an asian-type marinade... soy sauce, ginger, some honey. There's lots of recipes on the net for that type of marinade. You could even add in some very finely diced carrots and celery and red pepper or whatever other veggie you feel like putting in. You could also make/buy a sweet and sour dipping sauce, and that might help the kids be more interested in it, if there's a dip involved. I guess that's pretty similar to a traditional egg roll, with a slight twist.
I think doing some cheese, chicken, and broccoli and bacon would be good too, you could dip in ranch dressing.
I also have this recipe for buffalo chicken in egg roll wrapper... but I haven't tried it yet, saving it for a football party. It looks pretty good though and only 103 calories per roll: http://www.canyoustayfordinner.com/2011/01 /31/buffalo-chicken-rolls/
12 egg roll wrappers (roughly 4 square inches)
1 cup cooked and shredded chicken (6 ounces)
1/2- 2/3 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
1 cup crumbled blue cheese (4 ounces)
1 cup broccoli slaw or cole slaw (dry)
Small bowl of water
Nonstick cooking spray
Blue cheese dressing, for serving
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lay egg roll wrappers on a clean work surface. In a small bowl, stir chicken* (see note below) and hot sauce until well coated, using more or less sauce depending on your spice preference. The meat should be moist with sauce.
Begin by placing one tablespoon of the broccoli slaw on the diagonal of the bottom right corner of one of the wrappers. Next, place 2 tablespoons of shredded spicy chicken evenly on top of the slaw. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the blue cheese crumbles over the chicken. Do not overfill.
To fold: Fold the bottom right corner over the stuffing mixture so that it covers it completely, with the tip of the corner now pointing to the center of the egg roll wrapper. Fold in the bottom left corner, followed by the right, so that you now have formed an envelope. Roll the wrap upward one time, leaving the top left corner open. Wet your index finger in the small bowl of water and press to moisten the top left corner. Now fold that down on top of the filled roll, sealing it like you would an envelope.
Repeat with remaining rolls.
Place the rolls on a wire rack set on top of a cookie sheet (or just on a greased cookie sheet) coated with nonstick cooking spray. Spritz each roll evenly with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the rolls crisp and turn a light golden brown.
*Note: To make the chicken, place 1/2 lb of uncooked chicken breast in a small pot and fill with enough water just to cover it. Bring to a boil on your stovetop, reduce the heat slightly, then simmer for about 12 minutes, or until cooked through. Drain and let cool before shredding with two forks, pulling against the grain of the meat.
I like the buffalo chicken idea... you can add celery and carrots to that, just give them a little par-boil to soften them up a little bit. that would hide some veggies from the picky one... and if you cut down the spice level then the 2 year old might be able to enjoy them. ooo, what about making little apple turnovers with them? cut up apple, mix with the seasoning for an apple pie and roll those up? sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar on top and bake? that should appeal to everyone and since you are making them you can control the sugar or even substitute splenda if you wanted to cut that down further. these could be made with just about any fruit I guess - peaches would be super yummy!
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9/10/12 4:23 A
Today I had the brilliant idea to make homemade pizza rolls in wonton wrappers (note, I wasn't the first with this idea, I found a bunch of recipes online after I bought the wrappers!, and they actually worked out really well.
So...I also bought some egg roll wrappers in case the wonton wrappers were too small, and now I'm looking for ideas of things to stuff in them.
These are mainly for the kids, I'm trying to get them off commercial freezer foods, both to save money and eat healthier.
Any suggestions on things to stuff them with? I plan to bake them.
So far I have thought of pizza filling, buffalo chicken filling (maybe with that awesome dip recipe), and of course traditional egg rolls. One kid is really picky, one will eat anything, and one is two...which means one day he eats anything, then he doesn't seem to eat at all for a week! I would love ideas that I could toss some veggies in the food processor so I could hide them from the picky one.
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