Cheesecake Factory Tex Mex Egg Rolls Copycat made with spiced chicken, beans, corn, bell peppers, onions, garlic, cilantro and cheddar cheese in a crispy egg roll with creamy avocado cilantro dipping sauce.
These tex mex egg rolls are delicious and a favorite in our house like the Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls and Korean Ground Beef Egg Rolls we make for parties and Asian fusion meals.
Cheesecake Factory Tex Mex Egg Rolls Copycat
Why make these egg rolls at home?
When you order egg rolls from your local restaurant or even Chinese restaurants, in the time it takes for them to arrive at your home is the time in which they are best enjoyed. By the time they are delivered to you, they’ve already begun to get soggy, cold and the cheese inside is already starting to harden.
Egg rolls are best enjoyed within minutes of them being fried.
What is in the creamy avocado sauce?
The creamy avocado sauce is a mixture of cream cheese, sour cream, cilantro and avocados. If you’d like a bit of a kick you can add in a pinch of cayenne or ½ a jalapeno.
Baked Tex Mex Egg Rolls:
If you’d like to bake the egg rolls instead of frying then, spray the egg rolls with canola oil spray before baking. Bake at 425 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
Can you prep the tex mex egg rolls ahead of time:
You can either fill and roll the egg rolls and freeze them before cooking or you can make the filling ahead of time and roll and fry them when you’re ready to serve.
Dipping Sauce ideas for these Egg Rolls?
- Sour Cream
- Rotel tomatoes with nacho cheese sauce
- Ranch…but only because so many people I know say ranch is the dip for everything, ever.
- Take the spicy route with mayo, sriracha and a mix in of awesome hot peppers
More easy appetizer recipes:
- Chili’s White Spinach Queso (Copycat)
- Chicken Fire Poppers – PS These are the PERFECT recipe to make with these egg rolls.
- Easy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
- Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels
Tools Used in this Tex Mex Egg Rolls:
Oil Thermometer: You’re looking for 350 degrees on your oil here. Everything inside is cooked but you want a good golden brown exterior and some melty cheese action inside.
Tongs: I normally use the pig tail flipper for frying but because this has a filling to protect definitely go with tongs here. Slotted spoons or spatulas invite oil burns if the egg rolls fall back in (trust me on this one).
Cooling rack: Don’t cool on napkins or paper towels, they will cause steam to build up and a soggy half of your egg roll!
TEX MEX EGG ROLLS
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 cups chicken breasts cooked and diced
- 1/2 yellow onion diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup black beans
- 1 cup corn
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 1 roma tomato diced finely and dried on paper towel
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 package egg roll wrappers 24 count
- canola oil for frying
AVOCADO DIPPING SAUCE
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1/2 avocado
- Add the canola oil to a cast iron skillet on high heat with the chicken, onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder and kosher salt.
- Stir and cook for 1 minute before turning off the heat.
- Add in the corn, black beans, bell pepper, tomato, cheddar cheese and cilantro and stir together.
- Add 3 tablespoons of the mixture to the middle of an egg roll wrapper.
- Starting from the bottom left pull corner over the meat, then fold the two sides in.
- Wet the edges and roll tightly.
- Set a pan to heat with canola oil, about an inch high would do the trick.
- Add 3-4 egg rolls in them at once.
- Once they have browned, you can take them out and dry them on a cooling rack or brown paper bag.
Sorry. Found recipe for avocado dip just not the instructions.
Scrolled and never found the avocado drip recipe either
The Avocado Dipping Sauce recipe is on the recipe card. Sorry it was hard to find.
Had family over and everone really liked it will make it again Thanks
Wish the avocado sauce had instructions.. really wanting to make this tonight.
It did! Keep reading
This sounds amazing, but…
Might this filling work as well in a flour tortilla?
Egg rolls were a great SuperBowl appetizer! Wish the directions were clearer to make the dipping sauce. We substituted taco sauce.
This recipe is great. I made it for a super bowl party and it was the #1 app.. The only thing I did differently was I made a homemade roasted salsa.
I have made this recipe 4 times. They are wonderful!!!! I made them and froze them. I deep fried for about 3 minutes each side at 350°. No need to thaw. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
Do you think I could make the filling a day before I need them and just wrap and fry them the next day?
Yes! I have done this the last 2 times I made them. Worked fine !
Frying these egg rolls is way better so much more crunch. I made them over the weekend for a family game night . I fried some in the air fryer and some the traditional way black cast iron pan. Traditional frying won hands down. My people like a little kick used Aleppo pepper gave it the kid it needed!
So glad you all enjoyed this recipe, Brenda!
Made ours in the air fryer because I don’t like to fry in oil. 400 for 15min then flipped them for another 10-15min. These are so good. Even my super picky dad loved them!
This is awesome Jenny!
Can these egg rolls be frozen
sure you can freeze them, sadly, I dont know how they would reheat. maybe if you have an air fryer that might work better.
Can these be cooked in the air fryer?
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