Sunday, May 17, 2015

Making Chinese Egg Roll Casserole

I have my usual stand bys for making quick meals that don't take a lot of fancy preparing or weird ingredients, but every so often, I come across another one to add to the repertoire.  I give you:

Chinese Egg Roll Casserole

I found this idea on instagram the other day and it sounded so good I thought about it all day and decided to go home and make it.  It was really good but my version didn't taste as much like an egg roll as I expected.  Probably because I didn't use enough soy sauce but I don't like too much, so I was light handed with it.

My version:

A package of ground turkey
A package of cole slaw veggies ready to go (without the mayonnaise) (or slice up cabbage, carrots and broccoli)
a little soy sauce
1 green onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
rice or noodles for serving
spices that interest you

The original recipe called for using breakfast sausage all taken out of the casing and ground up.  I didn't think I'd like the spices in that, so I just used ground turkey and some spices that I thought would add good flavor, especially some cayenne pepper.

I browned the turkey in a little bit of olive oil and added the green onion and garlic.  When it was all browned, I tossed in the cole slaw mix and let it cook for 5 minutes.  Then I added some soy sauce.

I served it over brown rice.
We liked it but k-ster and I both said we wouldn't associate it with an egg roll.  I liked the vegetables and because they were only cooked for a few minutes, they still had some crispness.  We both added a little more soy sauce.

I had a really hard time finding the package of cole slaw mix this time! In my grocery store, it had always been over with the packages of spinach.  They've rearranged things and it was in the middle of weird produce, like leeks and chard and not with the prepackaged things.

I'll definitely make it again and maybe serve it over noodles or lo mein noodles next time.  I might even try it with breakfast sausage to see if that makes a difference in flavor.  It was super quick and different.

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  1. Not really a casserole...

    1. Why not? A casserole is anything mixed together like that and served.

  2. This sounds so quick and easy! Thank you for joining us at Freedom Fridays! Pinned and scheduled a Facebook share! :)

  3. This sounds really good. I'm a big eggroll fan, too. Thanks for linking up and sharing your recipe with us at Funtastic Friday. I hope you join us again this week.


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