Beef And Cheese Borek/Egg Rolls

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Beef And Cheese Borek/Egg Rolls

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer


  • 1 pound of ground beef choose 85/15 or 90/10
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 2 teaspoons of allspice
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of salt adjust to your liking
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 small roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 to 2 cups of crumbled ackawi cheese adjust to taste
  • 1 to 2 cups of shredded mozzarella adjust to taste
  • 40 to 50 egg roll wrappers
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Optional: avocado oil spray for air frying


  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add olive oil and garlic. Let them sizzle for about a minute.
  • Add the ground beef along with paprika, allspice, coriander, salt, cumin, black pepper, and turmeric.
  • Use a spatula or wooden spoon to break up the ground beef.
  • Once the beef is browned and finely minced, turn off the heat and add parsley, cilantro, and chopped tomatoes. Mix well and transfer to a bowl to cool.
  • Once the beef mixture reaches room temperature, add the ackawi cheese and mozzarella. Mix everything together.
  • Take an egg roll wrapper and spoon about 2 tablespoons of the filling along one edge.
  • Fold the left and right sides toward the center, then roll until you’re almost at the end. Brush the end with water and finish rolling to seal tightly.
  • To pan fry: Heat oil in a pan and fry the egg rolls until golden brown on both sides. Drain excess oil on a paper towel.
  • To air fry: Preheat the air fryer to 375°F. Spray the basket and egg rolls with avocado oil spray. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, flip, and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes until golden and crispy.
  • Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce!


Quick tip: If you can’t find ackawi cheese, you can use more mozzarella or any cheese you like. And if you want to store them, pop them in a ziploc bag and freeze until you’re ready to fry! Enjoy!

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