Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Baked Southwest Egg Rolls

my notes: i made this with kelli a while back .. .and they are good, easy, and way healthy.  i made them again last night and didn't add chicken (mostly just b/c i didn't have any) ... and i liked them better without the chicken. plus you get protein from the cheese and beans anyway, so it's a good complete meal. i don't roll them up like eggrolls, i just roll them normal (like maybe a taquito?). i don't add as much jalapeno, just b/c this girl/author likes her stuff WAY spicier than i like mine.   --- just letting you know, so you don't think i'm crazy when you add it all and it's too hot for you.  also, i made the real dipping sauce yesterday too (kelli and i just mixed salsa and sour cream together) ... with the adobo, it is waayyy better. plus, i guess you can freeze the rest of the adobo (or so the girl/author says). it made ~20 rolls for me.

from My Kitchen Cafe (

*Makes about 2-3 dozen

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow or red onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
3 (about 1 1/2 pounds) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 green or red pepper, diced small
1 jalapeno pepper, membranes removed, seeded and finely minced or 4 pickled jalapeno rounds from the jar
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
10 ounces frozen, chopped spinach, defrosted and liquid squeezed out (wringing through a kitchen towel works great)
1 cup frozen corn
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2-3 cups shredded cheese, such as Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack or Cheddar
2-3 dozen small, fajita-size flour tortillas

Chipotle Dipping Sauce:
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup salsa
1 teaspoon minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (if you are opening a new can to only use 1 teaspoon, freeze the remainder in a freezer-safe ziploc bag and pull out and thaw as needed)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line two rimmed baking sheets with foil and lightly grease with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the dipping sauce ingredients. Mix well and set aside or refrigerate until ready to serve.

In a large 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add the cubed chicken breasts and peppers and cook over medium or medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the rinsed and drained black beans, spinach, corn, cilantro and seasonings. Mix well and cook until the mixture is heated through. Add the cheese and stir well, cooking, until the mixture is hot and cheese is mostly melted.

Warm the tortillas. I place 5-6 between two damp paper towels and microwave for about 45 seconds. Place some of the filling on each tortilla and roll up tightly, egg-roll style, folding in the edges. Place seam side down on the prepared baking sheets (secure with a toothpick if needed).
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, until the rolls are lightly browned and heated through. Serve immediately with dipping sauce.


Mary said...

I love this one too. I make it will full size tortillas. The real fatty ones that you brown yourself. I've frozen the Adobo and it worked great for me.

Kelli said...

i made these yesterday. mmmmm. everyone ate! now that is a goood night.

last time we tried eating them while they were piping hot and we couldn't even taste them. so this time i cut them in half (on a bias - pretty) and let them cool a while.