MexiAsian Sloppy Joes Egg Roll Hand Pies
I love creating Fusion Dishes! So what exactly do I mean? Taking ingredients from one country and merging them into another country’s traditional dish. It’s that unique twist like positioning puzzle pieces to create a whole picture. I love the challenge, and in the end I love the taste! I combined Asian flavors with Mexican flavors in an American Sloppy Joe mixture then folded an egg roll wrapper hand pie! I tried baking and frying the hand pies to see what method would make the shell the crispiest. Either method produced a nice crunchy hand pie but frying the egg roll wrappers were the crispiest. Yum, fried \Twin Dragon Egg Roll wrapped Hand Pies!
If you have eaten at my table you probably have enjoyed one of my MexiAsian dishes; the two cuisines go well together. In an egg roll hand pie, I’ve combined shiitake mushrooms, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and Asian sauce and mixed it with fire-roasted diced tomatoes, Ancho powder, smoked paprika, and Monterey Jack cheese. The ground meat in this dish, ground pork or chicken, could be on either Team Asian or Team Mexican! The fusion comes when the flavors from the two countries blend; so balanced and yummy. The smoked paprika and ancho powder add smokiness to the Hoisin, and along with lime juice, reduce sweetness. The fresh ginger brings a fresh bright heat that is not too fiery. Fire-roasted tomatoes provide Hoisin sauce balance and texture to build the base for Sloppy Joes. So unique and fun and flavorful!
Merging Asian flavors and Mexican spices into an American Sloppy Joe mixture and tucking it into a Egg Roll hand pie shell makes me chuckle. Hey, food should be entertaining! Right? It was such a joy to take part in the JSL Twin Dragon Asian Wrapper Recipe Challenge just so I could experience a crispy egg roll wrapped fusion Sloppy Joeshand pie! Whew, a lot to say! By the way, history has it that the Sloppy Joes received its' name when a cook named Joe at Floyd Angell's café in Sioux City, Iowa, added tomato sauce to his “loose meat" sandwiches!
I was invited to be part of TWIN DRAGON ASIAN WRAPPER RECIPE CONTEST. Bloggers were provided packages of their won ton and egg roll wrappers to create appetizers in holiday and game day categories. I am having so much fun creating tasty appetizers I depleted my supply and headed to the store (Von's) to buy more Twin Dragon egg roll and won ton wrappers!
SAME EGG ROLL DIFFERENT LOOK!
I have a fascination with hand pies! I am always curious to what lies in the enclosed pocket beckoning me to take that first bite! Plus, hand pies have the cute factor! In deciding what vessel should carry my Asian Sloppy Joes Egg Roll, I immediately thought of Hand Pies thus really defining this as a fusion dish! If you want smaller appetizers, this dish can be made using Twin Dragon Won Ton Wrappers. Simply make the same filling, and fill the entire square, leaving the 1/4-inch rim, before binding the edges with water and a fork! So cute for kids!
JSL FOODS TWIN DRAGON EGG ROLL WRAPPERS
YaY ~ Twin Dragon Egg Roll wrappers are 100% all natural ingredients, vegan friendly, no trans fats. no MSG. I found the wrappers to be thicker than other wrappers, and easy to work with because they did not stick to each other. The wrappers are perishable, and need to be refrigerated, or frozen. After opening the package use within 7 days or wrap and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost at room temperature or in refrigerator.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY #TWINDRAGONWRAPPERS
I bought my wrappers up the street at Von’s. I noticed my Walmart carries Twin Dragon #Potstickers, #WonTons, and #EggRolls as well. In other parts of the country, look for Twin Dragon Asian Wrappers at Shaw’s, Stater Bros., Fred Meyer, QFC, Safeway, Giant Stores, Shop N Shop, WinCo, Albertsons, and Price Chopper. WOW, so easy to find.
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MexiAsian Sloppy Joe Egg Roll Hand Pies
Yield: 11 hand pies Prep time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes
11 individual Twin Dragon Egg Roll Wrappers
1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms
1/2 cup whites and light green root end from scallions
1 pound ground pork or ground chicken
3/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/2 cup drained canned fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons Asian chile sauce or Gochujang
2 teaspoon soy sauce or Tamari
1 teaspoon ground ancho powder or chili blend powder
1 teaspoon ground smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 cup chopped cilantro, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste (salt varies due to sodium in hoisin, tomatoes, soy, and Asian sauce)
4 to 5 ounces grated Monterey Jack cheese, about 1 cup, divided
Vegetable or peanut oil or your favorite frying oil
CREAMY SPICY SOUR CREAM
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon hot sauce or sriracha sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
Pinch of salt
To make MexiAsian Pork or Chicken Filling:
In a non-greased large skillet, over medium heat, stir occasionally, sauté mushrooms for 2-3 minutes.
Add onions and ground meat, and cook until meat is just about cooked through, stir often, about 4-5 minutes.
Add hoisin, tomatoes, ginger, Asian sauce, soy sauce, ancho powder, smoked paprika, and garlic. Simmer for 4-6 minutes, stir occasionally, until liquid has dissipated. Stir in lime juice and cilantro, and salt to taste.
To form and fry Hand Pies
Place a large piece of wax paper or parchment paper on a work surface. You will work on 1/2 of the egg roll wrapper, leaving a 1/4-inch seam to the left of the center mark. (See photo below.) Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese. Top cheese with 3-tablespoons MexiAsian filling.
Use a pastry brush and lightly outline egg roll wrapper with a 1/4-inch water rim. Brush water down the center of the wrapper, about 1/2-inch wide. Fold the right side of the egg roll evenly over the filling, making all edges to line-up. Use a fork to press all edges of the hand pies. (See photo below.)
Pour vegetable oil to a depth of 1-inch into a Dutch oven or high-walled skillet. Heat oil, over medium-high heat to 355°- 360°F. Carefully place 2 hand pies into hot oil, and cook for 30 seconds, spooning hot oil over hand pies the entire time. Use a rubber-tip tongs to turn hand pies over or a large slotted spoon. Fry both sides until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Remove hand pies with a spider or rubber-tip tongs, and drain on paper towel then transfer to a wire rack.
To make Creamy Spicy Sour Cream:
In a small bowl, whisk sour cream, hot sauce, lime juice, and salt. Set aside for serving.
Arrange MexiAsian Sloppy Joe Egg Roll Hand Pies, trying not to stack on top of each other. Drizzle with Creamy Spicy Sour Cream. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.