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Homemade Ground Beef Egg Rolls Recipe

This homemade ground beef egg rolls recipe takes just minutes to prepare, and everyone just devours them. Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure that combines the flavors of tender beef, crispy vegetables, and a hint of honey and teriyaki? Look no further than this mouthwatering crispy and flavorful dish.

It is perfect for appetizers, snacks, or even a main course! These delectable treats are sure to impress your family and friends.

With a few simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you’ll be on your way to creating a batch of irresistibly tasty beef egg rolls.

Is There a Meat Typically in an Egg Roll?

When it comes to egg rolls, the meat filling can vary depending on personal preferences and regional variations.

While some traditional recipes call for pork as the primary meat, it’s not uncommon to find other protein options such as chicken, shrimp, or even vegetarian fillings.

In our beef egg roll recipe, we’ll be using savory ground beef to add a rich and satisfying flavor to the rolls.

Homemade Ground Beef Egg Rolls Recipe

What Is Usually in an Egg Roll?

The beauty of egg rolls lies in their versatility. While the filling can differ from recipe to recipe, there are a few key ingredients that are typically found in an egg roll.

These include:

Vegetables. Cabbage, carrots, green onions, and bean sprouts. They are commonly used to provide a delightful crunch and a burst of freshness to the filling.

Seasonings. Garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and a touch of sesame oil. Adds depth and complexity to the flavors, creating a savory and aromatic filling.

Proteins. As mentioned earlier, proteins like ground beef, ground pork, chicken, or shrimp can be added. They provide substance and texture to the egg rolls.

What are Chicago-Style Egg Rolls?

Chicago-style egg rolls are a unique variation that originated in the Windy City. What sets them apart is the inclusion of cream cheese in the filling. It adds a creamy and tangy element to the traditional egg roll.

Chicago-style egg rolls often feature a combination of ground beef, cabbage, carrots, cream cheese, and seasonings. This results in a delectable blend of flavors and textures. If you’re looking to try something different, don’t miss the chance to savor these delightful Chicago-style egg rolls.

Beef Egg Roll Recipe

What Do Americans Call Egg Rolls?

In the United States, egg rolls are a popular Chinese-inspired appetizer. However, it’s worth noting that the term “egg roll” in America refers to the deep-fried version of the spring roll. Which is commonly found in Chinese-American cuisine.

Spring rolls, on the other hand, are typically lighter and have a thinner, crispy wrapper. So, when you come across the term “egg roll” in the U.S., it’s likely referring to the fried version filled with a variety of delicious ingredients.

Rolling Egg Rolls

Delicious Homemade Ground Beef Egg Rolls Recipe: A Tasty Twist on a Classic Favorite

Egg Roll Recipe in the Air Fryer

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried egg rolls, you can easily adapt this recipe to be cooked in an air fryer.

Pre-heat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C). 

Simply follow the same preparation steps for the filling. Assemble the egg rolls, and then place them in the air fryer basket. Pro Tip. Spray with cooking oil on both sides. This helps the outside brown nicely.

Cook for about 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they turn golden brown and crispy.

Enjoy the same irresistible flavors with less oil and fewer calories!

Frying Egg Rolls in Oil

Can You Freeze Egg Roll Wrappers?

Absolutely. If you have leftover egg roll wrappers or want to prepare a batch of wrappers in advance, you can freeze them for later use.

Make sure that the wrappers are well-sealed in an airtight container or freezer bag to prevent freezer burn. When you’re ready to use them, simply thaw them in the refrigerator.

They can be placed in an air fryer to reheat or the oven.

Served with Teriyaki Dipping Sauce

What are The Best Sauces to Serve with This Dish?

When it comes to serving beef egg rolls, the right dipping sauce can take them to a whole new level of deliciousness. Here are a few classic and flavorful sauces that pair perfectly with beef egg rolls:

Sweet and Sour Sauce: This tangy and slightly sweet sauce is a classic choice for egg rolls. Its vibrant flavors complement the savory filling and add a delightful contrast.

Soy Sauce with Sesame Oil: A simple yet delicious combination, mixing soy sauce with a few drops of sesame oil creates a savory and umami-rich dipping sauce that enhances the flavors of the beef and vegetables.

Spicy Sriracha Mayo: If you enjoy a bit of heat, try mixing sriracha sauce with mayonnaise to create a creamy and spicy dipping sauce. The creamy texture of the mayo balances the spiciness of the sriracha, creating a tantalizing combination.

Hoisin Sauce: With its sweet and savory profile, hoisin sauce is a popular choice for Asian-inspired dishes. Its rich and bold flavors pair well with the beef in the egg rolls, adding depth and complexity to each bite.

Peanut Sauce: For a touch of nutty goodness, peanut sauce is a fantastic option. Its creamy texture and distinctive peanut flavor complement the beef and vegetables, creating a harmonious combination of flavors.

Crispy Fried Asian Snack

Try New Dipping Sauces

Feel free to experiment with these sauces or even create your own unique blend by combining different ingredients. For example, a Yum Yum sauce might be quite tasty, or a sweet chili sauce.

Remember to serve the sauces in small bowls alongside the beef egg rolls, allowing your guests to dip and savor each bite as they please.

So, gather your favorite sauces, dip those crispy beef egg rolls, and enjoy a delightful burst of flavor with every mouthful!

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Homemade Ground Beef Egg Rolls Recipe

This homemade ground beef egg rolls recipe takes just minutes to prepare, and everyone just devours them. Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure that combines the flavors of tender beef, crispy vegetables, and a hint of honey and teriyaki? Look no further than this mouthwatering crispy and flavorful dish.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner, lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: 30 minute meal, appetizer, copycat, dinner recipe, easy recipe, lunch recipe, restaurant recipe
Servings: 20 Servings
Calories: 369kcal

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  • 1 Package Egg Roll Wrappers 20 wrappers in each package
  • 2 Cups Ground Beef
  • 14 Ounces Cabbage Shredded, or Bagged pre-shredded cabbage with the carrot included that is used in coleslaw.
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Teriyaki Marinade and Sauce
  • 1 Large Egg slightly beaten
  • 3 Cups Oil Cooking oil, vegetable oil, or olive oil


  • In a large skillet add the ground beef. Cook over medium heat, breaking apart the meat into small pieces. Cook until the hamburger is cooked through. About 7 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature. About 15 minutes.
  • If you purchased a bag of pre-shredded cabbage that contains shredded carrots too, it is quick to use that and just add it to a bowl. If you are shredding your own, shred the cabbage into fine pieces and add to a large bowl. Optionally, you can shred a carrot too.
  • Next, add the cooked and cooled ground beef, honey, and teriyaki sauce. Mix to combine.
  • In a small bowl, add the egg and lightly beat with a fork to mix. This will be used to seal the edges of the egg roll wrapper.
  • On a clean surface, layout 1 egg roll wrapper, place approximately 1 tablespoon of the ground beef mixture inside the wrapper. Starting at the bottom corner, roll on a diagonal tucking in the edges. Egg the egg wash to the edge of the wrapper. Continue rolling to the end and seal the edge.
  • Continue adding the filling to the egg roll wrappers until all the filling is used. Place on a baking sheet or plate while you are rolling the additional beef egg rolls.
  • In a pan large enough to hold 3 cups of oil and approximately 4 or 5 egg rolls cooking. Heat oil to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Gently place about 4 or 5 egg rolls in the oil and fry for a minute or two on one side. Use tongs flip each one over and fry on the other side. You might have to flip a couple of times frying on both sides until golden in color. Cooking time total is about 3-5 minutes.
  • Place on paper towels to drain.
  • Serve with sauce if desired.

Your Own Private Notes


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg


You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.

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