Air Fryer Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

Air fryer cheeseburger egg rolls offer a fun and tasty twist on traditional cheeseburgers, combining the flavors of a classic burger in a crispy, handheld package. Here’s how to make them:

Ingredients:

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup pickles, diced (optional)
  • Egg roll wrappers (about 12-15, depending on size)
  • Cooking spray or oil for brushing

Equipment:

  • Air fryer
  • Skillet
  • Small bowl (for water to seal wrappers)

Instructions:

1. Cook the Filling:

  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef and onion until the beef is browned and the onion is translucent. Drain any excess fat.
  • Stir in garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly and remove from heat.
  • Let the beef mixture cool slightly, then stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and diced pickles if using.

2. Assemble the Egg Rolls:

  • Place an egg roll wrapper on a clean surface, oriented like a diamond.
  • Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the beef mixture onto the lower third of the wrapper.
  • Fold the bottom corner over the filling, then fold in the sides and roll tightly, ensuring the filling is completely enclosed. Dab a little water on the final corner to help seal the egg roll.
  • Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.

3. Air Fry the Egg Rolls:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 390°F (200°C).
  • Spray or lightly brush the egg rolls with cooking oil to ensure they crisp up nicely.
  • Place the egg rolls in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching (cook in batches if necessary).
  • Cook for about 8-10 minutes, turning halfway through, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
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4. Serve:

  • Serve the cheeseburger egg rolls hot with dipping sauces such as ketchup, mustard, or a special burger sauce.

Tips for Perfect Cheeseburger Egg Rolls:

  • Sealing Properly: Ensure the egg rolls are sealed well to prevent them from opening during cooking. The water helps to seal the edges.
  • Not Overfilling: Avoid overfilling the wrappers as it can cause them to burst during cooking.
  • Crispiness: Spraying or brushing the egg rolls with a bit of oil before cooking will help achieve a more even golden color and add crispiness.
  • Serving Suggestions: These egg rolls can be a great party snack, appetizer, or even a fun main dish. Serve them with a side salad for a complete meal.

These air fryer cheeseburger egg rolls are not only delicious but also a unique way to enjoy the classic flavors of a cheeseburger. Enjoy the crispy, savory treat!