If you are tired of eating the same dishes at all the parties you go to, switch things up with this recipe for lumpia. Lumpia is a Filipino spring roll made mostly of meat as opposed to an egg roll, which is mostly made of vegetables. My mom has made lumpia for every birthday party I’ve ever had. Now, I want to share my mother’s recipe with you.
This finger food is unique, simple to make and can yield 50 servings for under $6. Bring these to any potluck or party, and they’re sure to wow your guests without draining your wallet.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
1/2 lb ground beef
1 carrot (shredded)
1/2 small onion (finely chopped)
1 rib celery (finely chopped)
2 medium eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 (25 count) spring roll wrappers [can be purchased at any Asian grocery store]
1-2 cups vegetable oil
1. Shred carrot. Finely chop onion and rib of celery.
2. Combine ground beef, carrots, onion, celery, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
3. Add one medium egg. Mix with hands to combine filling.
4. Scramble one medium egg in a small bowl to use as a sealer for the spring roll wrapper.
5. Lay out spring roll wrapper so that it looks like a diamond. Add a small amount of the meat mixture, and form it so that it makes a vertical line on the wrapper.
6. Fold wrapper over meat mixture and roll. Tuck both ends of spring roll wrapper in, roll and seal with egg.
7. Continue steps 5 & 6 until all 50 lumpias are rolled.
8. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot, and fry the rolled lumpias until golden brown. Serve with sweet and sour sauce.
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