Cheeseburger Egg Rolls with Special Sauce Recipe

1 Hour
1 Hour


Serves 8 (serving size: 2 egg rolls, about 1 Tbsp. Special Sauce)

We love the combination of flavors in this reimagined takeout favorite. Be warned: Our Special Sauce will soon be your new go-to condiment.


Egg Rolls

  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1/2 cup grated yellow onion (from 1 small onion)
  • 4 bacon slices, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 4 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dill pickles
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 16 (5 1/2-in.) square egg roll wrappers
  • 8 (3/4-oz.) slices sharp Cheddar cheese, halved
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

Special Sauce

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Additional Ingredients

  • 8 cups peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

How to Make

  1. Prepare the Egg Rolls: Combine beef, onion, bacon, garlic, soy sauce, salt, and pepper in a bowl; form mixture into 3 (3/4-inch-thick) patties. Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high; add patties, and cook until cooked through, about 6 minutes per side. Remove from pan, and let cool.
  2. Break burgers into 1/2-inch chunks. Gently toss together burger pieces, lettuce, pickles, mayonnaise, and mustard in a bowl until combined. Place egg roll wrappers on a work surface with a point towards you. Combine egg and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Place 1/4 cup burger mixture in the middle of 1 wrapper; top mixture with 1 cheese piece. Fold point closest to you over mixture, tucking in tightly. Brush all exposed sides of wrappers with egg mixture. Fold over sides, pressing to adhere; roll over to seal. Place on a baking sheet dusted with cornstarch. Repeat procedure with remaining burger mixture and wrappers. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill until ready to use.
  3. Prepare the Special Sauce: Combine ketchup, mayonnaise, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and cayenne pepper in a bowl; cover and chill until ready to use.
  4. Heat 8 cups peanut oil to 360°F in a large Dutch oven over high. Add egg rolls; cook, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with Special Sauce.