Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls are America’s favorite sandwich cocooned in a cheesy, crunchy egg roll!
This Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls Recipe might just be the most addicting way to devour Philly Cheesesteaks – or Egg Rolls – Ever. The egg rolls are stuffed with juicy steak, bell peppers, mushrooms and jalapenos smothered with cheese then fried (or baked) to cheesy perfection. They make the perfect melty, cheesy snack or party appetizer or even fun dinner! These Philly Cheesecake Egg Rolls also freeze super well (instructions included) for a quick and convenient heat and eat meal, snack or appetizer!
Philly Cheesesteak Egg Roll Recipe
With football season upon us, it is ALL about the Game Day Food! In other words, it is all about Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs, Jalapeno Popper Dip, Buffalo Chicken Dip (Stuffed French Bread), Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball – with football on the side.
Even if you’re not a football fan, you will not be able to stop cheering for these Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls. They are basically a fusion of America’s greatest sandwich with China’s greatest finger food which makes them the MVP of appetizers.
This Philly Cheese Steak Egg Roll recipe is deceptively simple to make. Once the steak has been marinated in pantry friendly ingredients, all you do is cook the steak, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and jalapenos, transfer them to your food processor for a quick chop and you have 10 minute filling! Seriously, I am SO in love with this quick and easy food processor method – and you will be too!
Next, add the filling to the center of your egg roll wrappers, roll up and either bake or fry – then EAT! And with each juicy, cheesy bite, you will be winning all over again.
What are Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls?
These Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls are a runaway touchdown that will have you on your feet celebrating their deliciousness. Or, for the more subtle type, reaching for egg roll after egg roll, after egg roll.
They are everything you love about traditional Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches but cocooned in a tantalizing crunchy wrapper. Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls are stuffed with marinated steak, bell peppers, mushrooms and jalapenos smothered with cheese then fried (or baked if you prefer, but for these I totally recommend fried) to melty, cheesy, perfection.
WHAT KIND OF MEAT DO YOU USE FOR PHILLY CHEESESTEAKS?
These Philly Cheesesteak Egg Roll boast the same tender meat used in traditional Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches – rib eye. We marinate the rib eye in zesty Italian Dressing, onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. You may also substitute the rib eye with more economical flank steak if you wish.
CAN I USE CHICKEN instead of Beef?
Absolutely! You can substitute the steak for chicken to make CHICKEN Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls. You will want to treat the chicken just like the beef and thinly slice it across thee grain to marinate it.
How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls
These Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls are super easy to make!
Step 1: Marinate Steak.
The marinade is a quick whisking of ingredients then adding your beef. You can marinate the steak for as little as one hour and still achieve flavorful beef because the steak is already sliced thinly, but of course, the longer you marinate the beef, the more flavorful it will become.
Step 2: Cook Steak and Peppers.
Heat a large skillet on high heat until very hot. Add steak/onions/marinade and let cook on one side without disturbing, then proceed to cook until meat is cooked through. Take care not to overcook your steak so it remains tender instead of tough. Once cooked, transfer meat and onions to a fine hole strainer/sieve and remove any excess liquid by pressing down on the meat mixture with a spatula. This last step is super important because excess liquid in the Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls will result in a wet and soggy wrapper which means it will likely tear when folding or cooking.
Step 3: Cook Vegetables.
Wipe out the now empty skillet and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Heat over medium high heat then add mushrooms. Sauté for 3-5 minutes or until golden. Remove to a paper towel lined plate. Heat another tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat and add green pepper and jalapeno. Saute for 1 minute.
Step 4: Chop Filling.
Now for my secret shortcut to create the EASIEST egg roll filling without having to do any hand chopping – chop the filling with your food processor! I use this trick in my Southwest Egg Rolls, Sesame Chicken Egg Rolls and Sweet and Sour Chicken Egg Rolls because it literally takes seconds and creates the perfect texture every time. If you don’t have a food processor, you can certainly chop by hand- it will just a little longer than a few seconds.
HOW YOU FOLD Philly Cheesesteak EGG ROLLS?
Step 1 – Prepare Surface: Line your counter with parchment paper to place rolled egg rolls if frying or line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil if baking and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Keep egg roll wrappers covered when you’re not using them so the don’t dry out and crack.
Step 2 – Add Filling: Position an egg roll wrapper with one point towards you. Line the center with 2 tablespoons cheese and top with 1/4 cup steak mixture.
Step 3 – Fold: Fold bottom corner over filling then continue to roll up, firmly folding sides toward center over filling as you roll. Make sure you push out any excess air and roll your egg roll as tightly as possible to prevent the filling from leaking into the oil and the egg roll cracking.
Step 4 – Seal: Moisten top corner with egg wash press firmly to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. If your egg roll isn’t properly sealed, it will leak when cooking, so make sure it’s secure!
SHOULD I BAKE OR FRY Philly Cheesesteak EGG ROLLS?
You can Bake or Fry these Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls BUT only fried egg rolls produce the quintessential, tantalizing, shatteringly delicious, crispy egg roll crunch. Baked Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls are still are still crispy-ish and delicious because of the delectable filling, but a different type of textural delicious.
HOW TO FRY Philly Cheesesteak EGG ROLLS
- Heat vegetable oil in a deep stock pot/Dutch oven or deep-fat fryer to 350 degrees F or medium high heat.
- Gently add egg rolls in batches so they don’t overcrowd the pot.
- Fry egg rolls until golden brown, turning egg rolls a few times while frying.
- Drain on paper towels and repeat with remaining egg rolls.
- Dig into cheesy, meaty on the inside, crispy, crunchy outside. So no matter if you end up on the winning or losing side of the game, at least you can savor these epic Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls along the way.
HOW TO Bake Philly Cheesesteak EGG ROLLS
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Line egg rolls, seam side down, on baking sheet, so that they are not touching.
- Spray egg rolls with nonstick cooking spray.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until egg rolls are golden, flipping 2-3 times while baking,
- Broil a minute or so on each side for extra crispiness.
CAN YOU MAKE Philly Cheesesteak EGG ROLLS IN ADVANCE?
You can either freeze cooked Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls or make the filling and refrigerate it until ready to assemble. Do NOT assemble the egg rolls and refrigerate without cooking or else the wrappers will become soggy and tear.
Can You freeze Egg Rolls?
Freezing Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls are a fabulous option to store leftovers or if you wan an easy dinner, snack or appetizer. Here’s how:
- Prepare and cook Egg Rolls according to directions.
- Let egg rolls cool COMPLETELY (you can place them on a baking sheet in the freezer to speed up the process).
- Wrap Egg Rolls individually in foil, then place multiple egg rolls in a freezer size plastic bag.
- When ready to serve,, either fry as before straight out of the freezer (don’t defrost)), adding about 1 1/2 minutes to freezing time OR Bake as before, adding about 5 minutes to baking time.(no need to defrost first) .
WHAT DIP SHOULD I SERVE WITH PHILLY CHEESESTEAK EGG ROLLS?
They crispy exterior and hearty filling of these Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls are begging to be dipped in a creamy counterpart, and nothing is better, in my humble opinion, than your favorite cheese sauce. I make it easy and just warm up my favorite jar of con queso or even Alfredo. That being said, they are also fabulous dipped in barbecue sauce and even Asian chili sauce!
What Should I serve with Philly Cheesestaek Egg Rolls?
If you want to turn these Philly Cheesestaek Egg Rolls into a meal, try serving them with:
- Perfect Fruit Salad with Honey Citrus Dressing
- Cowboy Pasta Salad
- Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Ranch
- Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad
- Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
- Million Dollar Macaroni and Cheese
- Award Winning Sweet Moist Cornbread
- Kicked Up Classy Creamy Potato Salad
- Baked Beans with Brown Sugar and Bacon
- Baked Parmesan Fingerling Potato Fries
- Cheesy Pull Apart Pesto Bread
- Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
Looking for more favorite appetizers?
- Queso Fundido
- Pizza Pinwheels
- Spinach and Artichoke Dip
- Queso Verde Corn Dip
- Mexican Corn Dip
- Best Bean Dip
- Buffalo Chicken Dip (Stuffed French Bread)
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