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Simple Eggroll Recipe (Filipino Lumpia)

Updated on August 24, 2017

My Easy Eggroll Recipe

Filipinos love to entertain friends and relatives around holidays, birthdays and any other occasions. You can expect eggrolls as part of this important gathering. I could not really say that Eggroll (lumpia) is originally Filipino. I've been brought up knowing that most of our cooking were the product of other country's influence. People from Malaysia were among the first early inhabitants of the Philippines . Chinese long time presence in the Philippines also contributed to our culinary arts . Spain occupied the Philippines for about 400 years. This colonization had a major impact on Filipino cuisine. The United States have some contributions to Philippine cooking as well.

Eggrolls or Lumpia as we called it, originally came from the Chinese. We may have just changed some of the ingredients using our native products. Here in the US, I developed my own recipe of making eggroll but the concept is still the same. My family in the Philippines do not use celery when they make lumpia. The two most common ingredients are; ground beef and carrots. Some use half and half of ground pork and ground beef with many other vegetables to stuff the eggroll. My recipe needs only few ingredients, which helps shorten the process of preparing. I usually make at least 200 pieces of eggrolls every time we have family gathering. They goes so fast like hot cakes.

My Eggroll Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef

3 cups grated carrots (or more)

1 cup finely chopped celery

1 medium size onions

2 table spoon cooking oil

salt and pepper according to your taste

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon garlic powder (you can use fresh garlic if you prefer)

1 pack 50 pcs. wrapper

My husband prefer less meat, he is not a big meat eater. He would like to have at least a lot of carrots to stuff the eggroll.

Eggroll wrapper:

This can be bought at any oriental/asian store or any stores that carry international products.

Eggrolls deep fryer

These deep fryers will help you cook your egg rolls conveniently.


  1. 1 pound ground beef
  2. 3 cups grated carrots (or more)
  3. 1 cup finely chopped celery
  4. 1 medium size onions
  5. 2 table spoon cooking oil
  6. salt and pepper according to your taste
  7. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  8. 1 teaspoon garlic powder (you can use fresh garlic if you prefer)
  9. 1 pack 50 pcs. wrapper
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Cooking the meat mixture

Using a wok, or any pan, heat oil and sauté onion, garlic and ground beef until browned. Add carrots, celery, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Cook for 10 more minutes. Let it cool and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Wrapping the Eggroll - Step # 1

In a small bowl, combine 1 eggwhites and a little water (to be used to seal eggrolls).

Lay the wrapper flat on the dish and the corner edge pointing towards you.

Wrapping... - Step # 2

Put at least 1 tablespoon of beef mixture into the corner of the wrapper.

Wrapping... - Step # 3

Fold the wrapper starting from one corner to cover the beef mixture.

Wrapping... - Step # 4

Roll the wrapper until you reach half way.....

Wrapping.... - Step # 5

Brush eggroll wrapper with eggwhite and water mixture to seal, and roll it all the way to the end corner of the wrapper.

Eggroll is ready to be fried...


Frying time!

In a wok, heat 2 cups of oil over high heat until hot, reduce heat and fry rolls in batches until it turned brown. Add oil if needed. Serve with sweet and sour sauce. Enjoy!

Let's eat!

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoon ketchup

1/4 cup vinegar

1 tablespoon cornstarch, dissoved in 1/2 cup water

Combine sugar, salt, ketchup and vinegar in a saucepan, stir in the cornstarch mixture. Simmer and stir until the sauce is thick.

What is your preference in eating eggrolls?

Would you enjoy dipping it with,

Thanks for your visit, please let me what you think about this recipe.

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    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I like lumpia. The carrots make for a colorful dish.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      This lumpia is always present in every occasion in our family.

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      LornsA178 3 years ago

      @tazzytamar: Thanks Anna, you have to get a right wrapper and seal it with egg whites. Make sure your oil is heated first and then fry your eggroll. I'm sure it will turn out.

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      Just looking at the pictures are making me hungry - thank you for showing me how to wrap them - I really wouldn't have worked that out - I tried before and they fell apart in the oil! Second time lucky maybe!?

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Very nice recipe. I had Lumpias a few times from a lady who used to work in a friend's house but I forgot to ask for the recipe. Now I just found it here with all the details! Appreciate you sharing the recipe.

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      askformore lm 4 years ago

      Great lens and recipe.

      We always have lumpia and pansit at our birthdays.

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      Eggrolls are a favorite appetizer that i could sit and eat a plate full. All that is missing is a little Wasabi to go with the eggrolls since St. Paddy's Day is just around the corner. Again, Thank You for stopping by my Homemade Waffle Ice Cream Cone Recipes lens and giving it a "thumbs up" and a "blessing". I really appreciate it LornsA178. Happy St. Patty's Day! (^_-)

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      It's so ironic, because my husband asked me this morning about an eggroll recipe, and i just showed him this delicious lens. We are on the way to the store, right now to get the indgredients. Thanx!

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      I love eggrolls! When I was in college, there was a vendor just off-campus who sold these wonderful eggrolls - this was where I bought my lunch most days.

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      Deborah Carr 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      We love to eat egg rolls, so I want to thank you for your recipe. I'll have to try my hand at making my own someday!

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      ScottMckinzie 5 years ago

      Egg rolls are awesome and going to give your recipe a try, with a little help from the wife of course...:)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Must tell you that my egg rolls turned out WONDERFULLY GOOD!

      Thank you sooooo much for the easy yummy recipe. :)

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I've never tried to make eggrolls before, but I think I need to give this a try. Thanks! =D

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      BestMusicGear 5 years ago

      I have to try to make the sauce too... thumbs up!

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Great lens, well explained, any beginner would be able to make these egg rolls. Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love eagg rools, and will be trying this recipe myself. Bookmarked and blessed!

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      The eggrolls look yummy! Great instructions that are easy to follow.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      We love egg rolls.. and this sounds amazing!!!!! I'm going to try this recipe! Thanks! Blessed!

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      designINmind 5 years ago

      These look so yummy - and easy enough even for me to make!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Really thorough, excellent recipe lens - pinned.

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      I LOVE eggrolls! I never tried making one myself. Can't wait to try out the recipe, thanks!

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      Mozaika 5 years ago

      I looooove egg rolls! Thanks to your lens I feel that even a poor cook like me can prepare it! :) Thank you!!

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      ronaldpakasi 5 years ago

      I love lumpia! :D

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      jojokaya lm 5 years ago

      My favorite:)

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      LOOOOOVE eggrolls so this lens is a great find.. yay! Angel blessed too.

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Sounds pretty delicious indeed - thanks very much for sharing!

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      David Gardner 6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Masarap! Manyaman! Muy sabroso! Delicious! Congratulations on your Squidoo masterpiece!