Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 3 mins

Many years ago, when we lived in San Diego the first time, a friend of ours from the Philippines gave me her recipe for lumpia. When Evelyn made it, it would melt in your mouth. I've yet to master that experience with my lumpia, but it's coming along. This is the best recipe by far - and the only ones my family will eat. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown beef and pork, until almost completely cooked. Drain fat. Cool and process in food processor or chop up into fine pieces (like Taco Bell taco meat or a little coarser) with fork.
  2. Combine meats, vegetables, egg, sauces, pepper in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour for flavors to set inches I like to prepare my filling the day before so it can marinate all night.
  3. Prepare wrapper (by separating) and place on a separate plate. Place 1 to 2 T of filling in the center of the wrapper.
  4. Fold left edge over all the way, then bring down top and bottom, then roll the rest of the way to the right, making a roll. hard to explain without a picture, but you'll figure it out -- looks like an egg roll when done, only thinner and longer. Seal with with flour and water mixture.
  5. After you have assembled all the lumpia, heat your oil (I use the deep fryer) to 375 degrees. Cook until golden brown, turning often, approximately 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve with sweet and sour sauce.
  7. Note: the wrapper packages usually have instructions for rolling the wrap. Times vary by experience and methods used.


Most Helpful

Almost like my mama's (she uses fresh green beans). Delish! Thanks.

Mrs. McMillan December 14, 2011

Great stuff. Try using red wine vinegar with fresh garlic mashed up in it for dipping.

sean p. July 06, 2015

I'm a Girl Scout leader and was looking for an easy recipe that my 6th graders could make, while exploring new cuisines. This was really easy to make and the girls just loved them. I even had parents asking for the recipe! I would add a bit of minced garlic next time to add to the kick, but these are great as written!

Not Betty Crocker April 19, 2015

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