a plate full of taco egg rolls

I love making egg rolls.  I think they’re such a fun finger food and people always just LOVE them!  The other day I was unpacking groceries and sitting next to one another on the counter were egg roll wrappers and taco seasoning… and I though… HEY!!!!!!  Why not?

I’m telling you, these were a HUGE hit!  My kids adored them and so did I!

I have found two types of egg roll wrappers… one type I have purchase are a little stretchy and doughy… and a second type always seem kind of dry and papery.  The stretchy ones work much better, I find the papery ones are dry and sometimes crack.  You may have to try a couple brands.  Egg roll wrappers are often found in the deli or with the tofu products in the veggie area.  Most stores have them but you may need to ask.

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a plate full of taco egg rolls
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Taco Egg Rolls

Crispy egg roll shells filled with seasoned beef and cheese.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 20 taco egg rolls
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  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 package taco seasoning plus water as per package
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 20 egg roll wrappers mine were 5″x5″
  • 2 cups cheese divided, shredded (cheddar, Monterey jack, tex mex blend all work well)
  • oil for frying


  • Brown ground beef and onions until no pink remains. Add in green peppers, taco seasoning, salsa and water as required on the package. Cook until water evaporates.
  • Lay each egg roll wrapper out with a corner pointing towards you. Place 1 ½ tablespoons of cheese and 1 ½ tablespoons taco filling in the center of each wrapper. Fold in the sides and roll the wrapper tightly. Use a dab of water to secure the tip of the wrapper. (If you don’t know how to roll an egg roll it usually shows on the package).


  • Preheat oil to 350°F. Fry each egg roll for about 4-5 minutes or until browned and crispy.
  • Serve hot with sour cream and salsa!
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 161 | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 109mg | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Snack
Cuisine American, Tex Mex



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  1. I cooked these in the air fryer. I preheated the toster oven type air fryer I have, sprayed the basket, and the egg rolls, cooked for 8 minutes. I will turn after 4 minutes next time, but they are wonderful. Thank you for this idea!5 stars

  2. I have did the taco egg rolls they went over real good but I would like to do some & freeze them ..Do I cook them & then freeze them or Do I just prep them & freeze them5 stars

  3. I think the idea of making taco egg rolls sounds delicious. Ideal for party food, and could easily be served with a dipping sauce.5 stars

  4. baking the egg roll wraps do not do them justice, totally need to fry…and I try to bake everything, I did make the mistake and baked egg rolls that I made, was a flop

  5. To answer the question about freezing, I always freeze my egg rolls before cooking them. I just put them in the fryer frozen, and they cook to perfection! Seems like freezing them keeps the shape better. I need to try these!

    1. I have not tried freezing these before so I can’t say for sure. If you do freeze them, I would try freezing them before cooking.

  6. So I just made these, and baked them…..I think people should stick to frying them. Otherwise they are great.

    1. Great question! I have not baked these before… but I do know you can bake egg rolls so I’m sure it would work. I’d love to hear how it works out if you try it!