Blue’s Lumpia

These lumpia are the only thing my Filipina mom can cook that actually taste good and don’t pose a fire hazard to her kitchen. They’re made a bit differently, the meat mixture isn’t cooked before rolling. They can be made ahead of time and frozen. My family requests these all the time and they’re always the first thing gone. If you don’t want to make your own dipping sauce, our favorite is LaChoy® brand sweet and sour sauce.

Original recipe makes 100 lumpia


1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
1 small onion, finely diced
1 cup shredded carrots
1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 egg
1/2 cup oyster sauce
salt and ground black pepper to taste
100 lumpia wrappers (egg roll wrappers)
1 egg, beaten
1 quart vegetable oil for frying

  • PREP

    1 hr 30 mins

  • COOK

    30 mins


    2 hrs


  1. Mix beef, pork, onion, carrots, water chestnuts, garlic, 1 egg, oyster sauce, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl until well blended.
  2. Place about 1 tablespoon beef-pork mixture on an egg roll wrapper with one corner facing you. Fold corner closest to you over filling; fold two side corners toward center and continue rolling wrapper tightly around meat. Brush a small amount of beaten egg over the top corner and press to seal. Repeat with remaining filling and wrappers. Store rolls in a covered container.
  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Fry rolls in batches until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve immediately.


Calories: 122 kcal
Carbohydrates: 10.4 g
Cholesterol: 24 mg
Fat: 6.5 g
Fiber: 0.5 g
Protein: 5 g
Sodium: 125 mg