Beef Lumpia

Unleash a culinary fiesta with these savory delights—perfectly seasoned beef, crisp veggies, and an irresistible crunch! #FilipinoFlavors. Succulent beef, vibrant spring onions, and sweet carrots unite in a flavor-packed symphony within this Filipino twist on the classic lumpia.

Embarking on a culinary adventure within the Philippines often leads to the delightful encounter with lumpia, a beloved dish traditionally crafted with pork. While the ubiquitous presence of pork in lumpia recipes is undeniable, there exists an intriguing alternative—Beef Lumpia—a culinary deviation that introduces a novel and savory twist to this Filipino favorite.

In a country where pork is not only a culinary staple but also a more economical choice, the idea of using beef for lumpia might seem unconventional. Yet, when executed thoughtfully, the introduction of beef into this familiar dish adds a unique dimension that elevates the overall dining experience.

Opting for beef as the primary protein source requires a delicate balance to ensure a harmonious blend of flavors. Utilizing solely beef may risk an overpowering, overly beefy taste coupled with excessive oiliness. To mitigate this, the addition of complementary ingredients becomes crucial.

Enter spring onions and garlic, the dynamic duo that not only counters the richness of beef but also imparts their distinctive flavors to the mix. The inclusion of carrots introduces not only an additional layer of flavor but also a welcomed textural contrast, enriching the complexity of the filling.

Maintaining the succulence of the filling is a key consideration. A carefully curated blend of water and sesame oil not only introduces the necessary moisture but also infuses the filling with a hint of nuttiness. The incorporation of cornstarch acts as the secret weapon, ensuring that the moisture remains locked within the confines of the lumpia.

The journey into the world of Beef Lumpia represents a departure from the norm, an exploration of flavors that transcends the familiar. As beef, garlic, spring onions, and sweet carrots coalesce, they form a symphony of flavors that tantalize the taste buds and offer a fresh perspective on a cherished Filipino classic. If you venture into the realm of Beef Lumpia, share your culinary experience and let the flavors unfold in delightful conversation.

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Beef Lumpia

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Description

Beef Lumpia is a type Filipino spring roll filled with minced beef and carrots, deep fried until golden brown.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix thoroughly beef mince, carrot, garlic, spring onion, sesame oil, salt, freshly ground black pepper, cornstarch and water.
  2. Place a heaping spoonful of the mixture in a lumpia wrapper, then wrap tightly. To wrap the mixture place wrapper in a flat surface in a diamond shape one end pointing at you, place the spoonful of meat mixture around 2 inches from the pointed end near to your side, now pick up the pointed edge and start rolling, once the mixture is covered fold the two ends inwards then continue rolling until you consumed the whole wrapper, damp the tip with water to seal.
  3. Place wrapped lumpia in a freezer before cooking for best results.
  4. Directly from freezer, Deep fry lumpia for 8-10 minutes or until lumpia is cooked
  5. Serve with sweet chilli sauce.

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15 Responses

  1. One of my favourites! We actually eat lots of the unfried one…very fresh and also very tasty.

  2. My co-worker (who is from the Philippines) made pork lumpia for office parties. She even made a garlic-free batch for me because of my allergy. They were so good – such a treat. Would love to try these beefy versions!

  3. suituapui says:

    Here, it’s mostly vegetable. Meat is nice too, of course.

  4. Juliana says:

    Oh Raymund…spring rolls are my favorite finger food…crispy and so flavorful..I would love to try the beef version…sounds and looks amazing.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Ron says:

    Pork lumpia is a dish that invokes both food and family memories. My cousin’s wife was from the Philippines and made lumpia every holiday season. I loved them so and looked forward to them each year. I’ve never made lumpia but should. I think your beef version would be tasty as is the pork. What other, if any, proteins are used in lumpia?






  6. I’m not familiar with lumpia, but I do love beef…this looks delicious, Raymund!






  7. Lumpia is one of my husband’s favorite Filipino recipes.






  8. sherry says:

    i’m not a pork eater so a beef version sounds great. delicious i bet!

  9. These look so fantastic, Raymund! I could eat the whole plateful!






  10. This look like “nem cuon” a traditional dish in Vietnam, I love nem cuon and can’t wait to try this beefy version! I bet that they taste amazing!

  11. SO nice– tons of flavor, and a fun dish to make. Your recipe looks excellent — thanks.

  12. angela says:

    side tip: Instead of putting everything in a bowl, put it all in a one gallon ziplock bag. Makes it easier to clean and you can knead it a whole lot easier.

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