Apparently there’s a big game this weekend. I knew it was coming up, but it wasn’t really on my radar until I started thinking about what I wanted to cook. Hi, I’m Courtney and I don’t care about football but like to “watch” it so I can enjoy foods like dips and chips and hot dogs. Phew. It feels good to admit that.
Do you have a guilty pleasure food? Back in the day, mine was southwestern egg rolls from Chili’s. I never wanted to eat an actual meal there, but I was perfectly content with a margarita and appetizers. Even when I shunned most chain restaurants, I still craved those egg rolls. What’s not to love about delicious filling in a portable, deep fried pocket? Well, calories for one thing. While this version certainly isn’t healthy, it’s far healthier than any you’ll find in a restaurant. They’re baked, not fried, and you can control what you put in them. They are fantastic as is but would also be great with cooked, shredded chicken or a minced chipotle or two mixed in. It’s hard to beat my all time favorite party food, chipotle ranch chicken taquitos, but these egg rolls definitely come close.
Need something to dip these in? I would recommend roasted tomatillo salsa or chipotle salsa. You can also add chipotle or avocado to my favorite ranch dressing to get something that’s pretty similar to what you’ll find served with these at most restaurants.