Cheeseburger Egg Rolls #SundaySupper

I have this thing … a skill … if you can call it that … where I know things about TV shows I don’t watch and have never seen.

I watch boatloads of TV and read lots of magazines and consider myself well informed of pop culture.  I also watch Jeopardy! every night because I’m secretly eighty in my soul and it keeps my brain going.  I can rattle off answers to a lot of categories and questions.  Answers that I cannot explain the presence of, not even a little.

Like when I know the basics of Breaking Bad or The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and Law and Order.  I’m not saying I can give you a synopsis of each episode, but when it comes to common facts like those that tend to be in Jeopardy questions, the answers fall out of me as though I am at least a casual viewer.

Mom has a similar skill.  She knows what is going to happen in pretty much every single movie or TV show we watch.  I have been watching season 4 of Orange is the New Black without her.  She’s not that into it, but she sometimes pops in an out when it’s on and knows the general premise and main characters.

The other night she provided two spoilers about what was going to happen.  One happened immediately and though the other hasn’t yet, I have no doubt she’d right.  It’s funny that I’m the writer in the family but unless the twist is super obvious, typically I’m clueless.  Maybe Mom’s so good because she reads so much of my writing.

The other thing I know about are restaurants and restaurant dishes I haven’t tried.  For this Sunday Supper of Cowboy Cooking, I wanted to make something creative yet comforting.  I had a bit of recipe block until I remembered the Cheeseburger Egg Rolls from The Peterboro in Detroit I have heard so much about.

I can’t say how much alike my dish and the restaurant dish are, but I can say that these are super tasty and would be really fun for an appetizer at a party.  The center is all of our favorite cheeseburger ingredients: ground beef (duh!), onion, ketchup, mustard, and cheese, plus and egg to keep things together.

I made little logs and baked them off.  They were delicious right out of the oven, but are much prettier all wrapped up in their egg roll wrappers and baked again.  That’s right, these are baked, not fried.  Though the bottom doesn’t crisp as much as the top, these are still a huge winner and Dad in particular liked the contrast in textures.

I’m baking a batch of these and testing my skills while watching Jeopardy.

Cheeseburger Egg Rolls #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 16 Egg Rolls

Ingredients

1 1/3 pounds Certified Angus Beef® brand ground beef
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
2 large eggs, divided
1 Vidalia onion, diced
16 egg roll wrappers
8 ounces cheddar cheese, sliced
Ketchup and mustard for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, ketchup, mustard, onion, and one egg. Mix until just combined. Form into 16 small logs, roughly the same size. I used 1 egg roll wrapper to get a general idea of what size they should be.
  3. Place on prepared pan and bake for about 20 minutes, until just cooked through. Allow to cool on the pan and leave the oven on.
  4. When beef is mostly cool, beat the remaining egg in a small bowl and begin assembling. Take one egg roll wrapper, top it with one piece of the beef and some cheese. Use your finger to brush the edges of the wrapper with the beaten egg. Roll up, tucking the sides in as you go. Place on a foil lined baking sheet and continue until they are all wrapped.
  5. Bake an additional approximately 20 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days or in the freezer, individually wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag. Reheat in the microwave or oven.
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Don’t forget to check out the other Sunday Supper dishes!  Thanks to Cindy of Cindy’s Recipes and Writing for hosting!

More Sunday Supper Cowboy Cooking Recipes

Beefed Up Main Dishes

Hearty Sandwiches

Sizzling Sides

Substantial Steaks

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Classic Homemade Guacamole #SundaySupper

Classic Homemade Guacamole

Thursday I was about to start my exercise when I realized I hadn’t taped my toes.  It might sound strange, but it’s part of my routine and it helps keep my feet looking and feeling good.

I paused the end of All Star Academy, went to do the tape, and came back to the TV which was no longer on.  The screen went black and an ominous red light blinked over and over on the base.  This was not good.

After being advised to unplug it by a salesman at a local electronics shop, we did that.  And while I have wanted a new TV for awhile, I hoped the unplug would reset it because I didn’t want a new TV right then.

Classic Homemade Guacamole

Alas, that was what happened, when the TV continued to refuse to turn on.  After hooking TiVo up to another TV to allow it to continue to work it’s magic, it was time to research a new TV.

See, we are TV people.  Yes, I like to go out and get dressed up.  Dinner out, shopping, concerts, high heels, makeup.  I love it all.  But there is literally nothing better to me than coming home at the end of the day and watching TV.  I love it.  I’m obsessed with it.  It is happiness and an escape.

Classic Homemade Guacamole

I found a couple viable options that I presented to Mom along with an OLED TV that presents the latest technology.  I didn’t think we’d spring for it, but since we were in the market, I thought I’d mention it.

We headed to the electronics shop to discuss options, and pretty soon it was easy to see the only real option was the OLED 4K beauty.  And it would be delivered the next day.

After struggling to watch American Idol, Grey’s Anatomy, and Scandal on a little tiny TV, Friday our new screen was delivered.  Yes, not much more than 24 hours later, we were back in action.  Priorities, people.

It’s sleek and big and shiny and the picture is so clear.  And it’s weird.

I’m not complaining, I love it.  But there’s something about the technology that makes everything look … different.

It’s hard to explain unless you’ve watched an OLED 4K TV, but it almost feels like you are no longer watching TV but instead in the room with James Bond or Jimmy Fallon (that’s what we’ve watched so far).  It’s kind of freaky and taking some getting used to.  Once we are used to it, though, we will have forever been spoiled.

Classic Homemade Guacamole

By now, I bet I’ve got you all wanting to watch TV.  But before you do, whip up a batch of my Classic Homemade Guacamole.  It’s the perfect TV watching companion.

I often eat this healthy, gluten free, vegan dip for dinner with a few tortilla chips.  It’s loaded with vegetables – avocado, onion, herbs, garlic, tomatoes, and I even added some cucumber for a fresh crunch.  Pepper and Sriracha add that kick.  I also like to serve it with a bit of cheese; I recently became obsessed with manchego.

So let’s eat guacamole and watch some TV!

Classic Homemade Guacamole #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 servings as meal, 4 as an appetizer

Ingredients

2 large ripe Haas avocadoes, diced

½ red onion, finely diced

4 garlic cloves, minced

½ bunch flat leaf parsley, leaves only

½ bunch cilantro, leaves only

1 large tomato, diced

½ English cucumber, peeled, diced

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon Sriracha

Tortilla chips for serving

Instructions

In a medium bowl, mix together avocadoes, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, tomato, and cucumber. Mix as much you like. I prefer my guacamole to have a bit of texture. Season with pepper and Sriracha.

Serve immediately with chips and more cucumber slices. I also just eat it like a salad.

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Don’t forget to check out the other Sunday Supper dishes!

Pinky Appetizers

Manual Mains

Digit Desserts

Plus Bite-sized Pavlovas and More Finger Food Recipes from Sunday Supper Movement

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

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