Sauteed and seasoned ground beef is enclosed in egg roll wrappers, and deep fried. Wonton wrappers could be used instead, to make smaller cocktail appetizers.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (16 ounce) package egg roll wrappers
- 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
In a large, heavy saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped garlic, onions, and bell pepper; saute until soft.
Add meat; cook and stir until browned. Drain off excess fat. Stir in tomato sauce and cilantro. Simmer until cilantro wilts. Remove from heat, and cool until mixture can be handled.
Wrap 2 to 3 tablespoons of meat in an egg roll wrapper to form a triangle. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Heat vegetable oil in a wok or deep fry pan to 360 degrees F (168 degrees C). Fry patties in hot oil until golden brown. When done, transfer to plates lined with paper towels to drain.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.