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Chili-Cheese Egg Rolls

More than an inventive way to use leftover or store-bought chili, this is the No. 1 request in the Bender household (and our judges know why). —Jennifer Bender, Baldwin, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    8 egg rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili without beans
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 8 egg roll wrappers
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Sour cream and guacamole, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the chili, cheese, onion and jalapeno. Place 1/4 cup chili mixture in the center of one egg roll wrapper. (Keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use.) Fold bottom corner over filling. Fold sides toward center over filling. Moisten remaining corner with water; roll up tightly to seal. Repeat.
  • In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry egg rolls until golden brown, 1-2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sour cream and guacamole if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 egg roll (calculated without optional ingredients): 284 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 487mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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