Fried Taco Footballs
Fried Taco Footballs
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Fried football shaped egg roll wrappers filled with taco meat, black beans, peppers, and cheese.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: fried wontons, taco footballs, taco wontons
Servings: 30
Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
  • 1 cup cooked taco meat
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup sauteed peppers
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 20 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2-2/3 cup sour cream
  1. Heat taco meat, black beans, and peppers together in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Stir in cheese just until melted.
  3. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Cut 3 football shapes out of each egg roll wrapper using a cookie cutter or knife.
  5. Whisk together 1 egg and water to create an egg wash.
  6. Brush egg wash over one football shaped egg roll wrapper.
  7. Spoon one tablespoon of the taco mixture onto the football.
  8. Set another football shaped egg roll wrapper over top and press and seal the edges.
  9. Repeat creating a total of 30 footballs.
  10. Heat oil to 350 degrees F.
  11. Fry taco footballs until deep golden brown, about 1 minutes, flipping them over as needed.
  12. Remove from oil and set on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  13. Spoon sour cream into a pastry or zip top bag.
  14. Pipe sour cream laces over each football.
  15. Serve.