These delicious crispy brisket egg rolls are made with leftover smoked brisket, cream cheese, diced jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, and seasonings, then fried to crispy perfection.
These delicious, beefy egg rolls make a great appetizer, lunch, or dinner. They’re zesty, beefy, and cheesy, and I love to make them to use up my leftover beef brisket. I’ve only been making these for a couple of years and they have always been a hit with everyone who’s tried them.
Brisket Egg Rolls
These egg rolls start with what is essentially a beefy jalapeno popper filling of cream cheese, shredded cheese, diced jalapenos, diced leftover beef brisket, and zesty Cajun seasoning. Then, I stuff the mixture into egg roll wrappers and pan-fry them until golden brown on the outside and hot and melty on the inside. The crispy, fried wrapper combined with the cheesy, beefy filling makes for an egg roll experience like you’ve never had, and you will absolutely love it.
Why You’ll Love This Brisket Egg Roll Recipe
- The rich smoky flavor of the brisket combined with the cream cheese, shredded cheese, and jalapenos takes the flavor profile to the next level.
- They are so easy to make and are a great way to use up leftover brisket (if there is any leftover).
- They’re great for an appetizer, main course, or a midday snack. They’re also great for dipping in your favorite sauces, such as barbecue sauce or horseradish sauce.
Brisket Egg Roll Ingredients
You only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe, and they’re all available at any grocery store.
- Leftover brisket
- Cream cheese
- Pepper Jack cheese
- Jalapeno pepper
- Slap Ya Mama seasoning
- Garlic powder
- Black pepper
- Egg roll wrappers
- Vegetable oil
How to Make Brisket Egg Rolls
Making these egg rolls is just as easy as gathering up the ingredients. It only takes a few minutes of prep and a little frying!
Step 1: Make the Filling
Beat the cream cheese in a medium bowl until light and fluffy. Then, add the shredded cheese, seasoning, diced jalapenos, and diced brisket.
Step 2: Fill the Wrappers
Add a heaping tablespoon of brisket filling to the center of each wrapper and spread it out a bit. Wet the edges of the wrappers and fold the two sides in toward the center. Then, roll them up starting at one end. Wet the top portion of the wrapper before sealing, if needed.
Step 3: Fry
In a large sauté pan or cast iron skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Place a few egg rolls at a time into skillet with oil heated to 375 degrees. Fry egg rolls in batches until golden on all sides. Place the egg rolls on a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat until all brisket egg rolls are done. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce!
- Use a thermometer to ensure your oil is at 375 for the best frying.
- Do not crowd your skillet. It will lower the heat of the oil and result in soggy egg rolls.
- Lightly dab the egg roll wrapper edges with water. Don’t drown them.
- Use crumbled bacon, cooked sausage, or diced smoked sausage in place of brisket.
- Always wash your hands after handling hot peppers, and never touch your face.
- Air fry these egg rolls for a crispy wrapper without the mess.
What to Serve with Brisket Egg Rolls
These egg rolls are full of beefy Southwestern flavor, so they’re perfect with a variety of dishes. Try:
- Mexican corn
- Black beans
- Guac and chips
- Salsa and chips
- Your favorite dipping sauce
Ranked from highest grade to lowest, cuts are Prime, Choice, and Select. As cuts go, there are two: tip and flat.
Brisket is so flavorful because fat equals flavor. And brisket has a lot. It’s cut from the underside of the cow which is filled with collagen and fat. As the brisket cooks slowly over low heat, the collagen and fat break down, resulting in super tender beef.
The secret to the best, most tender, fall apart brisket is cooking it on low heat for a long, long time.
The fat and collagen in brisket break down as the meat is cooked low and slow. As it breaks down, it permeates the meat, creating super juicy and flavorful beef.
Brisket is the actual name of the cut of meat. It comes from the breast or lower chest of the steer just below the shoulder (chuck).
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Brisket Egg Rolls
Store these egg rolls in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
To reheat the egg rolls, line a baking sheet with foil and place the egg rolls on it. Bake for 5 minutes at 350, flipping halfway through the cooking.
Try These Delicious Leftover Brisket Egg Rolls Today
These brisket egg rolls are one of the best ways to use up your leftover brisket. Combined with classic jalapeno popper flavors, stuffed in egg roll wrappers, and fried to golden brown perfection, these crispy, delicious egg rolls will have everyone coming back for more. And you won’t mind because they’re so darn easy to make. Give them a try!
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Brisket Egg Rolls
- In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
- Add brisket, shredded cheese, seasoning and diced jalapenos. Stir until combined.
- Heat oil over medium high heat to 375°.
- Add a heaping tablespoon of brisket mixture to the center of the egg roll wrapper and spread out a bit.
- Wet the edges of the wrapper and take the two sides and bring in towards the center.
- Now, take one end and start rolling it up. If needed, wet the last edge before sealing.
- Repeat with the remaining wrappers. until all the brisket mixture is used.
- Place a few egg rolls at a time into the hot oil and fry until golden on all sides.
- Remove from the oil and place on a plate lined with paper towels until all the egg rolls are cooked. Fry in batches to keep the oil at the proper temperature.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
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