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Picadillo egg rolls

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
20 min
25 min
These homemade egg rolls are packed with the wonderful flavors of browned beef, softened shallot and garlic, ground cinnamon and cumin, almonds, fresh tomatoes, tomato paste, and sweet raisins. Once you get the technique down for rolling the egg roll wrappers (which is also sealed closed with some water for additional security), they'll get easier and easier each time you make them, and you'll want to experiment with all kinds of fillings. Instead of frying, simply place the filled wrappers in the oven and bake until they're a deliciously crispy golden brown. Serve with salsa alongside for dipping for a fun presentation.


Cooking spray

3 spray(s)

Uncooked shallot(s)

1 medium, minced

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

Uncooked 93% lean ground beef

½ pound(s)

Fresh tomato(es)

1 medium, diced and drained (about 1/2 cup)

Canned tomato paste

4 tsp


2 Tbsp

Slivered almonds

2 Tbsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Ground cinnamon

¼ tsp

Ground cumin


Egg roll wrapper(s)

8 item(s)

Fat free salsa

½ cup(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add shallot and garlic and cook over medium heat for 30 seconds; add beef to skillet. Brown beef, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon to break beef into small pieces, about 5 minutes; drain off all liquid. Stir in tomato, tomato paste, raisins, almonds, salt, pepper, cinnamon and cumin; simmer for 3 minutes to blend flavors.
  3. Place an egg roll wrapper on a flat work surface with the corners set vertically (pointing up and down like a diamond shape). Arrange 3 slightly rounded tablespoons of filling down the center of wrapper, leaving 1/2 inch at the bottom and top.
  4. Fold the bottom of the wrapper to the center, over the filling. Gently, but firmly, fold the left side of the wrapper to the center and then fold in the right side. Fold the top of the wrapper down to cover filling and seal any loose ends with water; repeat with remaining ingredients.
  5. Place filled wrappers on prepared baking sheet; lightly spray surface of wrappers with cooking spray. Bake until wrappers are golden brown, flipping once, about 16 minutes. Yields 1 roll and about 1 tablespoon of salsa per serving.