If you’re a fan of crispy, savory appetizers that burst with flavor, you’re in for a treat. Cheesesteak egg rolls offer the perfect blend of crunch and gooey goodness, making them an irresistible party food. These delightful bites take the iconic Philly cheesesteak and wrap it in the crispy embrace of an egg roll. What’s even better? They’re surprisingly easy to make at home—here’s how!
- 1 lb. eye of round steak, thinly sliced into 1- to 2-inch long strips
- 1 tablespoon light or dark beer
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning (optional)
- ½ tablespoon unsalted butter
- ½ Vidalia onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
- 12 (7-inch) egg roll wrappers
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil (for baking)
- Mix the marinade ingredients and massage them into the beef. Allow it to marinate for at least 10 minutes at room temperature or overnight in the fridge.
- Preheat a medium-sized nonstick pan on medium heat. Add butter to melt, then sauté the onions until softened (about 1 minute).
- Add the marinated beef to the pan and cook until the strips are done (about 4 minutes). Add bell peppers and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
- Remove from heat and drain excess liquid from the filling using a metal strainer. Let the filling cool for 15 minutes.
- Assemble each egg roll by spooning 3 tablespoons of the cooled filling onto the corner of an egg roll wrapper closest to you. Roll it up tightly and secure the edges with the beaten egg.
- Place the completed egg rolls (seam-side down) on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush each roll with vegetable oil.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes, turning every 5 minutes for even browning. Then, let them sit to cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, and enjoy!
The myth that pickleball is only fit for retirees is finally broken. It’s now become the go-to choice for teens, making it the fastest-growing game in America. Pickleball is a game that’s considered a combination of tennis, racquetball, badminton, and ping-pong. It’s gained massive popularity over the years and is no longer considered uncool by Gen Z.
The Rise of Pickleball
One of the reasons for the rise of this game is its addition to the athletic curriculum of schools in the US and summer camps. Children seem to be joining this game for fun and enjoyment. Hope Tolley, the Managing Director of Recreational Programs at USA Pickleballs, believes that the game has passed on from generation to generation, which is its beauty. While a lot of people have chosen this game as a hobby, there are a few who practice diligently and play in tournaments. This game is receiving recognition and importance on so many levels that even Gen Z considers it cool now. There are training programs that focus on skill development for the age group of 16-23 to help them participate in professional tournaments.
The Journey of Stone and Sobek
Wyatt Stone came across pickleball while he was exploring Texas city with his family at the age of 13. Now at 17, he’s won 83 medals and dreams of representing the country in the Olympics. He went from not knowing what pickleball was to being one of the most talented players in the game. On the other hand, 18-year-old William Sobek has spent his teenage life mastering the art of pickleball. Sobek didn’t care about homecoming or birthday parties; he was focused on competing in tournaments and achieving his goals. He practiced for hours and balanced it with his studies and school. These journeys are commendable and inspiring for others.