For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Southwest Eggrolls

2 T oil
1 chicken breast
1/2 green onion (1/4 inch dice)
1/2 red bell pepper, diced small
1/3 C corn kernals
1/4 C canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 C fresh chopped spinach
2 T diced jalapeno (I used jarred nacho sliced jalapenos)
1/4 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 C shredded cheddar
oil for frying
1 batch uncooked tortillas

1. Mix up batch of tortilla dough and set aside, covered, for 20-30 minutes)
2. Cook and finely dice chicken.
3. In skillet, drizzle some oil and saute onions, bell pepper and black beans until slightly tender.(2-3 minutes)
4. Add spinach, jalapenos, corn, spices and chicken. Saute until fully combined and spinach wilted.
5. Turn off heat and add cheese. Stir until fully incorporated. Set aside.
6. Form tortilla dough into 8 golf ball sized balls. Place back in bowl, covered, for another 15 minutes.
7. Roll out tortillas to about 6 inch rounds.
8. Place 2 piled Tbsp of filling in the middle of each. Fold over left side, then right... as you would wrap a burrito. Pinch dough together at seam.
9. Now pinch the ends of dough together while still in the burrito "tube" stage and then fold the ends over towards the seam. (Like wrapping a present) Pinch the seam where the end flaps meet the side seam.
10. Place seam down on counter or tray to rest for 10 minutes.
11. Heat up skillet with 1/2 inch of oil to medium heat. Allow oil to heat for at least three minutes.
12. Fry eggrolls in oil , seam side down first, until golden brown. Flip and brown other side. (You might want to try and spot fry the sides of the eggrolls to cook all dough thoroughly. You can do so by using tongs, or two spatulas and holding each eggroll on each side for about 15-30 seconds.)
13. Remove to papertowel lined plate once fully cooked.
14. Cut in half on the diagonal and serve with salsa... sour cream and cilantro if you've got it!
Enjoy! They taste just as good if not better than Chili's SW eggrolls!

This could easily be made with beef or even meatless. Just add more black beans! :)
Modified by ovenlesschef from an

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