Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

Here is a take on everyone's favorite...a bacon cheeseburger! 
Using a special spice blend, these will be gobbled up by your family in no time.


Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls...this unique appetizer is out of this world!  Dip into your favorite "burger" condiments; ketchup, mustard, but nacho cheese sauce is my favorite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

A few weeks back I had the husband stop at the store for the makings for traditional egg rolls {ground pork, cabbage, egg roll wrappers, etc.}.  We love those darn things!  Well, he came home with two packages of egg roll wrappers {because according to him, you can't ever have enough}.  I thought about making another batch the next week, but, well, my hips didn't need that, so in the fridge they sat.

For 3 weeks.

Then out of no where Healthy Solutions Spice Blends, left a comment on my Facebook page encouraging me to enter their 2015 Blogger Recipe Challenge.

Being a food blogger I get a lot of these requests - recipe contests, product testing, etc., but I had worked with this company in the past, so I took a few minutes to check it out.  They have a wide range of spice mixes and all I needed to do after being accepted was to request the spice mix of my choice.

Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls...this unique appetizer is out of this world!  Dip into your favorite "burger" condiments; ketchup, mustard, but nacho cheese sauce is my favorite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I instantly knew I wanted the Ultimate Burger spice mix, because if I have a favorite go-to meal to choose it'd be a burger.  Right behind pizza, it is one of my favorite foods.

After going back and forth between a Buffalo Bleu Cheese Turkey Burger and then a short thought about a Reuben Burger....I remembered I still had those darn egg roll wrappers.

Being they were on the verge of death and I didn't have any of the fixin's for traditional egg rolls, my mind started to wander.

What if I put all the makings of a great bacon cheeseburger and stuffed it into an egg roll?

Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls...this unique appetizer is out of this world!  Dip into your favorite "burger" condiments; ketchup, mustard, but nacho cheese sauce is my favorite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Ding, ding, ding!

So that is what I did.  I made a stuffing that tastes just like a bacon cheeseburger and gave it a roll.  And what a fantastic idea it was!

Although I did confuse the husband a bit.  He came home very late from work, had a bite to eat and then the next morning said, "what did you do different with your egg rolls?"

Maybe next time I'll leave him a note.

Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls...this unique appetizer is out of this world!  Dip into your favorite "burger" condiments; ketchup, mustard, but nacho cheese sauce is my favorite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)


So, like I said earlier, I'm entering these into the Healthy Solutions Spice Blends 2015 Blogger Recipe Challenge.  They wanted a unique creation, somewhat healthy {I used ground turkey}, yet super flavorful and at the same time family friendly.

I think I hit all of these categories...what do you think?

From what I've read the judges will try all 100 blogger recipes and determine the winner, based on taste, visual appeal, creativity and crowd appeal.  I would LOVE to win the $500 Grand Prize.  Wish me luck!

Until then, share this recipe with your friends {pin it!}, save in your recipe box and better yet make for your family!  Every once in awhile I make the family appetizers or finger foods for dinner.  They love it and we have fun.  These egg rolls would be perfect for a night like that.

Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls
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1 package egg roll wrappers {20 count}
1 lb. ground turkey
4 strips of bacon, diced
1 dill pickle, finely diced
1/4 c. ketchup
1/8 c. mustard
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
2 1/2 T. Ultimate Burger seasoning
1 t. salt
1 t. pepper
water
olive oil for pan frying

1.  In a large skillet cook the diced bacon over medium-high heat until crisp.  Remove from the pan, drain on paper towels and set aside.
2.  In the same skillet, drain off the bacon grease and cook the ground turkey until no longer pink and juices run clear.
3.  Add the cooked bacon, pickle, ketchup, mustard, cheese and seasonings to the cooked ground turkey.
4.  To assemble the egg rolls: lay an egg roll wrapper on a plate facing you like a triangle.  Place 2 heaping tablespoons of the meat mixture in the middle.  Take your finger, dip it in water and dampen all sides of the egg roll.  Fold in the two sides, then the bottom and roll up, sealing the edges with water.
5.  When all egg rolls are assembled, place seam-side down back into the hot skillet coated in olive oil.  Cook 1-2 minutes a side, allowing to get golden brown, until all sides are cooked.
6.  Serve warm with nacho cheese sauce, ketchup, mustard or salsa.

Now, I served these with the four different choices of dipping sauces.  BUT, our clear favorite was the nacho cheese sauce.  So judges - dip them in the NACHO CHEESE SAUCE.  You won't regret it.

Who is going to give these a try?

Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls...this unique appetizer is out of this world!  Dip into your favorite "burger" condiments; ketchup, mustard, but nacho cheese sauce is my favorite! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

5 comments:

  1. These look wonderful! I would love to have this tonight with dinner. xo

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  2. Next time I'm entertaining nieces and nephews, I'm going to give these a try.

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  3. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)February 28, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Ooooh, what a cool spin on egg rolls!

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  4. Kelli @ The Sustainable CoupleMarch 27, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    These are on my meal plan for the coming week! Looking forward to Thursday night dinner already :)

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  5. Going to give these a try...look heavenly. I'm betting I like jalapeño ketchup with them!

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