“Basic Filipino Lumpia Recipe -There are so many ways in cooking and making lumpia, but I will share with you a lumpia recipe which is pretty much a base recipe for your lumpia. You can customize this recipe according to your liking. You can add, shrimp, add shredded cabbage, spinach and bean sprouts ( my most favorite) or change the meat into ground turkey or ground pork”
1hr 5mins
50 pieces of lumpia

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat cooking oil in a skillet. Add in garlic and leeks and cook for around 2 minutes. Add carrots and cook for additional 2 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until there is no more redness of the beef ( or until the meat is cooked through).Remove or drain excess oil. Season with soy sauce or salt and pepper. Let cool before preparing the Lumpia.
  3. Prepare a bowl of water to use as sealant. Gently separate the lumpia wrapper as they are very frail and thin. Then place them one at a time on a flat surface or on the large plate. Place a heaping 2 to 3 tablespoon of the filling diagonally near the one corner of the wrapper - leaving 1 1/2 inch space on each corner. Take the bottom and top edges of the wrapper and fold them towards the center. Take the left and right sides, and fold them towards the center. Moisten the last edge of the wrapper to seal. Now repeat using the rest of the wrappers. You can cook the lumpia right away or you can freeze them. I usually line the lumpia with an inch distance from each other on a cookie sheet and freeze them then when they are hard, put them together in a zip loc. It will prevent the lumpia from sticking to each other. You do not need to thaw the lumpia when you are ready to cook them.Cook 3 to 4 pieces at a time by deep frying. Make sure to cook it in medium fire and that it is cook through in the inside. Sometimes, I have to re cook the Lumpia because of this.

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