Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Appetizers are always something I like to look at on a menu. Unless I am going to order one for my meal, it's rare that IT Guy and I indulge, though. It's good to know that if I want appetizer food, I can make it at home..like these little guys! How good are they? Very! After my daughter ate one, she said...."Mom, if these were on a menu, I'd order them." Pretty nice compliment, I'd say.

Southwest Eggrolls

2 cups frozen corn
1 pound ground beef
2 cups shredded colby-jack cheese
4 oz can diced green chiles, drained
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 package of egg roll or wonton wrappers
1 egg - beaten

Cook ground beef until almost done then add cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Mix well and continue cooking until meat is no longer pink.

Heat some vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

In a large bowl, combine cooked meat, corn, green chilies and green onions. Toss to combine.

Place 2 - 3 tablespoons of meat mixture onto an eggroll wrapper and top with some cheese.

Paint the edges of the wrapper with some beaten egg then fold to enclose the filling.

Fry for a few minutes until wrapper is golden brown on both sides.

Okee doke...here we go.

Cook the ground beef until almost done then add the spices and cook the rest of the way.

Combine the cooked meat, the corn, green chilies and green onion.

Add some of the meat mixture and the grated cheese to a wrapper. Paint the edges of the wrapper with some beaten egg.

I turn my wrappers on an angle then fold up the bottom and tuck the filling in.

Then fold in the sides.

Then finish with securing the top. Done!

Fry them up until nice and golden. All your doing here is browning the wrapper since the stuff inside is already cooked. You could even try brushing the wrappers with a little olive oil and baking them until they're crispy. That would be fine.

Ranch Avocado Dipping Sauce

1 cup ranch salad dressing
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and mashed
2 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and serve with eggrolls

The dipping sauce.

Combine everything in a small bowl...

Then mix it well!

These are tayyyyy-stee!!!!