Baked Tex-Mex Egg Rolls

I recently saw the idea for Southwestern egg rolls on Mel’s Kitchen Cafe and was instantly interested. For one, I have never made egg rolls; they are still on my list to make. Secondly, I love Mexican food. I was surprised to see that they were inside tortillas instead, but figured that is probably a better idea anyway. I decided to make my own combination of ingredients for the filling, because I wasn’t a huge fan of the black beans in the recipe I saw.

I think that the refried beans are perfect for the filling because they keep it from becoming too dry. More green chiles can be used in the recipe if you want your rolls extra spicy. You could also add rice for some added texture. These little egg rolls are great as an appetizer or as a full meal. Just know that they are really filling! My roommate and I ate three each for dinner and were stuffed.

4.8 from 4 reviews
Baked Tex-Mex Egg Rolls
Recipe type: Appetizer or Main
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Serves: 36 egg rolls
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cubed)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 medium yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 2 tbsp diced canned green chiles
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ¼ cup cilantro (chopped)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (or Mexican blend)
  • 3 dozen small, fajita-size flour tortillas
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken, onion, garlic, red and green pepper to the skillet and season with cumin and chili powder. Sauté until chicken is cooked through (about 5-8 minutes).
  3. Add the green chiles, corn, refried beans, cilantro, cheese, salt and pepper to the mixture and stir until well combined and cheese is melted (about 3-5 minutes).
  4. Microwave the tortillas between damp paper towels until soft (about 30 seconds).
  5. Scoop about ¼ cup of filling into each tortilla and wrap like an egg roll, tucking in each end to finish rolling. Place each seam down on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake the egg rolls at 400F until tortillas begin to turn golden (about 15 minutes).
  7. Serve with salsa and guacamole.

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30 Responses to Baked Tex-Mex Egg Rolls

  1. Maureen says:

    Wow this is brekky delight! So tempting!

  2. Natalie says:

    Wow, they sound delicious! I might try a veggie version with scrambled egg instead of chicken, as they are egg rolls!! :D

  3. Totally my kind of egg roll. We have a Tex-Mex restaurant here in KC that serves mini Mexican egg rolls, they are awesome!

  4. Deborah Dowd says:

    This sounds like a great recipe and easily adaptable to what you might have leftover.

  5. Skylar says:

    Those look fantastic! I love the addition of the beans with it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. If it’s tex-mex, then it’s got to be goooood! :)

  7. How cool!! My boyfriend is Mexican and we are Asiaphiles so I LOVE seeing these hybrid recipes! Plus these aren’t deep-fried in oil, major bonus. Thanks for sharing! :) :)

  8. Valerie says:

    I like it just like you’ve made it! Looks delicious!!

  9. mjskit says:

    I’m with Kate except I’ll just narrow it done to anything with “mex” as part of the title! These look awesome!

  10. A little like Hot Pockets but you know exactly what the filling is. I would call this cuisine Chino-Latino

  11. These look great! I love that they are baked too.

  12. These look really good1 I love anything Tex-Mex. :-)

  13. Tex – Mex version is such a good idea! I am not a huge fan of traditional egg rolls, but these look amazing!

  14. Susan says:

    That looks super yummy! I know the boyfriend will be down for these! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Haha I like that “chino-latino”, rolls off the tongue well.

  16. I have had Southwestern egg rolls before. But they were fried. These look so much healthier. And LOTS of flavor! Yum! : )

  17. RavieNomNoms says:

    I am LOVING this idea!! Why didn’t I think of this before? I would definitely gobble up a few of these no problem!

  18. Oleg says:

    Nice work , this is a very good recipes

  19. Chef Dennis says:

    what a delicious combination of ingredients inside your tex-mex egg rolls.
    I’m glad you used refried beans, I have never really been a fan of black beans, growing up we always ate pinto beans.

  20. Those are so yummy..I think I will make them for dinner tonight! Congrats on top 9!!!!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Umm… aren’t these called burritos?

  22. haha Close, but not really. Burritos are soft tortillas, these are baked so the tortillas are crunchy, like an egg roll. These are also much smaller than burritos.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Not burritos, but Chimichangas. Mini, baked (not fried) chimichangas, but chimichangas none the less. They are at every Mexican restaurant here in South Texas.

  24. Kankana says:

    I love egg rolls and this a very interesting version of that. I should try making this sometime. Congrats on Top 9 :)

  25. Yep pretty much. Delicious!

  26. Christy says:

    Hmm.. these look strangely familiar to the ones I posted last week. Whether or not you saw them on my blog or somewhere else, you really should cite your source.

  27. Sorry about that, I actually had never seen your blog but I found the original idea on Mel’s Kitchen Cafe (which I now see that you saw as well) but changed the recipe for my own fillings. I will cite her blog in the post. Sorry for the confusion

  28. Ann says:

    Congratulations on making Food Buzz’s Top 9 – your ingredients look delicious and I love that they were baked!

  29. RugratMommy says:

    Whatever you call them, I made these last night for my family and they were fantastic! I actually used a can of black beans (drained, but not rinsed) because I’m not really a fan of refried beans. I was surprised by how wonderfully crunchy they were – like an egg roll but so much better for you. Two was certainly a whole meal for me! I served them with a simple cilantro cream dip (1 cup light sour cream, 3 minced garlic cloves, 1/4 cup salsa, 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, 2 scallions blended in food processor). I will be adding these to my permanent home dining menu. Thank you for sharing!

  30. Sounds amazing! Glad you liked them, your dip sounds like one I need to try!

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