Filipino Lumpia

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My stepmother is Filipino. I would watch her make these on special occasions. She never measured what she did, but I think I've got the knack of it. This is one of the best Filipino foods next to pancit - and unfortunately, I don't know how to make that!! You can find lumpia wrappers in Asian food stores wherever they keep their frozen food, and also (if you're lucky) in very large supermarkets.

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Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) package lumpia wrappers

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ pound ground pork

  • cup finely chopped onion

  • cup finely chopped green bell pepper

  • cup finely chopped carrot

  • 1 quart oil for frying

Directions

  1. Make sure the lumpia wrappers are completely thawed. Lay several out on a clean dry surface and cover with a damp towel. The wrappers are very thin and the edges will dry out quickly.

  2. In a medium bowl, blend together the ground beef and pork, onion, green pepper and carrot. Place about 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture along the center of the wrapper. The filling should be no bigger around than your thumb or the wrapper will burn before the meat is cooked. Fold one edge of the wrapper over to the other. Fold the outer edges in slightly, then continue to roll into a cylinder. Wet your finger, and moisten the edge to seal. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling, keeping finished lumpias covered to prevent drying. This is a good time to recruit a friend or loved one to make the job less repetitive!!

  3. Heat oil in a 9 inch skillet at medium to medium high heat until oil is 365 to 375 degrees F (170 to 175 degrees C) Fry 3-4 lumpia at a time. It should only take about 2-3 minutes for each side. The lumpia will be nicely browned when done. Drain on paper towels.

  4. You can cut each lumpia into thirds for parties, if you like. In the Philippines, lumpia was eaten with banana ketchup, but I've never seen it sold in America.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

550 Calories
31g Fat
43g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 550
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 273mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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