Did you know you can stuff just about anything in an Eggroll Wrapper? Italian Style.

So S (the bf) is always pushing to create fusion-ish recipes.  I won’t give away his trade secrets, but he has some verrrrry interesting pizza theories.  It was during one such conversation about possible combinations in which he threw out a pizza style/italian eggroll idea. “Why aren’t people making these kinds of things!?” “Who doesn’t love pizza, and who doesn’t love eggrolls!?” “It makes perfect sense!”

And the scary thing is…. it kind of does make perfect sense. 

So what were we to do but make some italian egg rolls?

1 package Egg Roll Wrappers (found in fresh vegetable section of most grocery stores)
1 pound ground beef
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 package pepperoni
2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 egg

Note: You may need more or less cheese depending on how full you can get the eggrolls. I am a firm believer that the more cheese the better.

Brown ground beef, onion, garlic and Italian Seasoning together in a large saute pan. Make sure meat is thoroughly cooked with no sign of pink coloration.

Drain excess fat and grease and set aside.

Rough chop the pepperoni and mix with the beef. Originally, I tried to layer the pepperoni on the bottom and put the beef on top, but I found the consistency of the mix worked better.

Get out those egg roll wrappers.

Layer a little cheese on the bottom of the egg roll wrapper and top with a generous potion of meat. 

And then add a little more cheese on top for good measure.

Now folding the roll is much like making an envelope. Take the bottom corner and fold over the top of the filling.  Secure with a dab of beaten egg.  Then fold in the left and right corner, as tightly as possible. Again, secure with beaten egg. Finally, fold the top corner down and…. surprise! Secure with beaten egg!  I bet you didn’t even see that coming.  This is what it looks like:

Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until brown. Cut on the diagonal and serve with pizza sauce for dipping.

Also, let everyone know that you are a master of fusion foods.  You might as well, you’re making italian egg rolls after all.

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