Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sloppy Rolls

Contest: Best Messy Recipe Contest by Bounty Paper Towels on

Well this contest seemed right up my ally. There is not a meal in my house that does not end up messy. My next home improvement is installing a garden hose and large drain in my kitchen. Two young boys, enough said. Still initially I was stumped by this one, all I could think was Sloppy Joes. I love Sloppy Joes! Thinking... how can you make Sloppy Joes a party food? Eggrolls! And thus... Sloppy Rolls.

If you like this recipe go to and vote for it on the contest page under Best Messy Recipe, Sloppy Joes by Cooking4Fun. Contest ends 2/12/09.

Sloppy Rolls

2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion - diced small
1 green bell pepper - diced small
2 cloves garlic - minced
1 lb ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon corn starch
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 package egg roll wrappers
1 cup vegetable oil (or your favorite frying oil)
1/2 cup Velvetta cheese
1 egg white

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, peppers and garlic. Cook 8-10 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Add 1 lb ground beef, cook till fully browned. Drain off fat. Return to heat add the spices; salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder. Then add water and tomato paste. Mix well heating through then add corn starch to thicken. Simmer for additional 10 minutes until the mixture is thick.

Using egg roll wrappers prepare egg rolls placing 1 heaping tablespoon of sloppy joe meat and a few 1 inch chunks of velvetta. Roll the egg rolls as directed on the egg roll package using egg whites to seal rolls. Heat frying oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Fry egg rolls in batches, 5-6 at a time. Cook on each side 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oil and place on cooling rack with paper towels lined under. Serve hot!

This recipe is the first that I have received a buzz on. Very excited to see people are actually looking at the stuff I post and a few people liked it. Cool.

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