Venison Egg Rolls

Venison Egg Rolls
Venison Egg Rolls

Venison egg rolls stuffed with ground venison burger, garlic, and ginger, sesame oil sautéed cabbage, carrots, and onions. It’s belly-filling and diet-friendly with only 293 calories per serving–three egg rolls. Yum!

There are so many different ways to fix egg rolls. Seriously, you can stuff them with whatever your heart desires. Of course, I made these with ground venison burger. They are delicious with venison sausage, too. Whatever you use, they’ll be great! 

Naturally, most of us expect cabbage, carrots, onions, and some type of meat and some spices. What you put in your egg rolls oftentimes depends on where you are from. People have many different tricks to rolling and sealing them, too and some like to bake them instead of frying them. Myself, I like to bake a few and fry the rest. Baking them is healthier, but frying them get’s them more crispy. 

Egg rolls can be intimidating if you’ve never made them, but there are lots of videos on YouTube and I’ll do my best to tell you how in detail as well. If you’re concerned, watch the YouTube video with Chef Robert Danhi. He offers some great tips and shows you step-by-step directions for rolling the egg roll. Click here!  

Venison Egg Rolls

Prep Time: 20 minutesYield: 24 Egg Rolls
Cook Time: 20 minutesServing Size: 3
Total Time: 40 minutesCalories Per Serving: 293

Ingredients

  • 1 lb venison, ground
  • 24 egg roll wraps
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup of cool water (for sealing egg rolls)
  • 1.5 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 cups of cabbage, chopped
  • 1  1/2 cups of shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup of onions, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Instructions

  1. Fry the venison in a skillet on medium-high heat just until it’s done, which should be about 7 minutes. Remove from the heat, drain any excess oil, and add the minced garlic, ginger, salt and pepper and heat another minute.
  2. In a large skillet on medium-high heat add 1 tsp. of sesame oil and add cabbage, carrots, and onions. Cook this for about 3 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Mix the venison mixture and cabbage mixture together and let this cool completely. I like to put it in a couple of large plates so it will cool faster. Sort of tilt the plates so that any moisture that remains can be removed by dabbing with a paper towel.
  4. In a small bowl, mix 1 Tbsp. of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of cool water and set it aside. We will use this to help seal the egg rolls.
  5. Now assemble the egg rolls. Lay the wrapper on a cutting board in the shape of a diamond, place 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp.) of the egg roll mixture in the center of the wrap, and spread it out about an inch or so from the corners.
  6. Fold the bottom corner over the filling and then sort of roll it back to help tighten the filling. Fold in the sides and brush a tiny amount of the cornstarch mixture on them.
  7. Then roll the egg roll towards the final corner. You can add a little cornstarch mixture to the final corner tip if needed.
  8. Now, check the edges to make sure they are tightly rolled and sealed properly, making adjustments as needed.
  9. If baking, preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the egg rolls, flap-side down, spaced a couple of inches apart. Brush with sesame oil and bake until browned, about 12 minutes.
  10. If frying, place them on a piece of parchment paper until you are ready. Heat a deep fryer to 350°F and gently put about 6 (depending on the size of the fryer) egg rolls in the oil. Fry until golden brown, about 1.5–2 minutes, turning occasionally. Place on a wire rack to cool.

Notes:

If you don’t have time to chop and shredded the cabbage and carrots, use 3.5 cups of pre-shredded cole slaw. If the pre-shredded cole slaw contains onions, use 4 cups.

This goes great with steamed brown rice and veggies and I love to dip them in soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce, or ranch dressing.

The good, the bad, and the delicious…

  • Venison Egg Rolls are low in calories, very high in protein, vitamin A, iron, and vitamin C.
  • It also might be too high in cholesterol and sodium for some. 

See tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe. 

Venison Egg Rolls Nutrition Facts

The nutrition facts below are for baked egg rolls. If you fry yours the calories and fats may be somewhat higher. 

 Yields: 24 Venison Egg Rolls Serving: 3 Egg Rolls
Calories 293 Calories from fat: 15
  % Daily Value*
Total Fat 5 g 8%
 Saturated Fat 2 g 11%
 Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
 Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
 Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 54 mg 18%
Sodium 613 mg 26%
Potassium 136 mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 41 g 14%
 Dietary Fiber 2 g 10%
 Sugars 3 g
Protein 20 g 40%
Vitamin A 69%Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 4%Iron 22%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc. 

To make this recipe more diet-friendly…

  • To lower the sodium you could omit the added 1/2 tsp. of salt or use a salt alternative, but this will not make much of a difference. You could also use a lower sodium egg roll wrapper. In my experience, the Nosoya brand, which is the brand I used and calculated the nutrition facts with, is the healthiest wrapper.
  • The cholesterol is coming from the venison, the egg roll wraps, and the sesame oil. To lower the cholesterol, you could use a lower cholesterol brand of wraps and healthier oil. You could also eat less than the serving amount, which is 3. If your venison burger doesn’t have any added fat, the overall cholesterol level would be drastically lowered.
  • Whatever changes you make to your venison egg rolls, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com

Bon Appétit

Venison Egg Rolls
Venison Egg Rolls

More Diet-Friendly Recipes

Venison Gumbo

Venison Gumbo

This venison gumbo recipe is slow-cooked venison stew meat with shrimp, smoked sausage, onions, bell peppers, Jalapeño peppers, celery, and spices all surrounding garlicky white rice. 
Get Recipe

Venison Pepper Soup

Venison Pepper Soup has peppers, ground venison, tomatoes, onions, garlic, oregano, basil, and rice topped with cheddar cheese and served with crackers.
Get Recipe
Panko Deer Nuggets

Panko Deer Nuggets

There are lots of ways to fix deer backstrap and anyway you fix it, it’s going to be good. I love to make a pot…
Get Recipe
Venison Stromboli

Venison Stromboli

Venison Stromboli is venison sausage fried with onions, wrapped in dough with cheese, and then brushed with butter and sprinkled with oregano and basil. 
Get Recipe
Venison and Barley Soup

Venison and Barley Soup

Venison and Barley Soup is tenderly cooked venison stew meat with potatoes, celery, onions, carrots, mushrooms and of course barley in a beefy broth. 
Get Recipe
Mable Toups Venison Spaghetti

Mable Toups Venison Spaghetti

Mable Toups Venison Spaghetti is a delicious homemade venison spaghetti that’s irresistibly delicious! This is not your typical spaghetti! It has a little kick to…
Get Recipe
Venison Pilaf

Venison Pilaf

Pilaf is spelled and pronounced so many different ways, with pi-lahf or pee-lahf being the most common pronunciations. Me being Southern, you know I’m going to…
Get Recipe
Venison Meatball Subs

Venison Meatball Subs

Venison Meatball Subs are tenderly fried meatballs simmered in homemade marinara sauce, placed on a roll, topped with mozzarella, and toasted to perfection.
Get Recipe
Tangy Venison and Noodles

Tangy Venison and Noodles

Tender bite-sized slices of venison cooked with egg noodles and covered in a tangy creamy sauce. If you like pasta and spicy foods, this is…
Get Recipe
Spicy Venison and Rice with peppers, onions and garlic

Spicy Venison and Rice

Spicy Venison and Rice is another one of Deer Recipes leftover inspired dishes that was so well-loved it became a staple. Venison marinated with a…
Get Recipe
Bacon Wrapped Backstrap

Bacon Wrapped Backstrap

A simple venison backstrap seasoned with salt and pepper, wrapped in bacon and baked in the oven until crispy perfection. You can also throw this…
Get Recipe
Korean Style Venison Cups

Korean Style Venison Cups

Korean Style Venison Cups are delicious venison strips marinaded and fried in a wok, then placed on Bibb lettuce and topped with onions, cashews, and…
Get Recipe
Venison Potato Soup

Venison Potato Soup

I have found many recipes for potato soup and some, not many, include venison. I have seen it with huge chunks of venison, some with slices, and…
Get Recipe
Venison Stuffed Peppers with Mexican Rice

Venison Stuffed Peppers

Venison Stuffed Peppers with queso, Mexican rice, venison taco meat, and topped with melted cheese. It’s so good you’ll never believe it has only 283…
Get Recipe
The Sportsman's Breakfast

The Sportsman’s Breakfast

The Sportsman’s Breakfast is one of the healthiest meals on my entire blog. It’s packed full of protein and lots of other essential vitamins. It’s…
Get Recipe
Venison Foil Packets

Venison Foil Packets

Venison Foil Packets, a fast-cooking favorite with ground venison, potatoes, squash, peppers, onions, carrots, and cheddar cheese cooked to perfection in less than 30 minutes!
Get Recipe
Venison Tacos

Venison Tacos

Venison Tacos are a favorite around here. I think my boys would eat tacos every single day of their lives for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and…
Get Recipe
Wisconsin Kabobs

Wisconsin Kabobs

Wisconsin Kabobs are venison kabobs brined in a sea salt brine, marinaded in soy sauce and olive oil, sprinkled with seasoning, drizzled with honey mustard,…
Get Recipe
Venison Onion Soup Sandwich

Venison Onion Soup Sandwich

Our Venison Onion Soup Sandwich is extremely easy to make and twice as delicious. It’s one of our simpler recipes. You literally cannot mess this one…
Get Recipe
Heavenly Tenderloin Bites

Heavenly Tenderloin Bites

Heavenly Tenderloin Bites are marinaded bite-sized venison tenderloin fried in a cast iron pan and then placed on top of a heaping pile of fried…
Get Recipe
Venison Fajitas

Venison Fajitas

Venison Fajitas with tender cuts of venison marinated with homemade seasoning, cooked with onions, bell peppers, and garlic, placed onto a tortilla and browned in a…
Get Recipe
Venison Steak Sub

Venison Steak Sub

Fried venison tenderloin, sautéed Portobello mushrooms, sliced garlic, fresh spinach leaves, Parmesan cheese, and Asiago cheese all on a toasted wheat bun with a buttered crust–and…
Get Recipe
Healthy Venison Stew

Healthy Venison Stew

Healthy Venison Stew is a hearty stew made with marinated venison that’s so tender it will melt in your mouth. Let’s not forget the delicious…
Get Recipe
Deer Chili Beans

Deer Chili Beans

Chili is a favorite all over the world. We don’t know exactly where it came from or how long it’s been around, but we love…
Get Recipe
Deer Calico Beans

Deer Calico Beans

Deer Calico Beans does not contain Calico cat–I promise. It does have white-tailed deer, though. This recipe is somewhat similar to chili beans but different.…
Get Recipe
Venison Stir Fry

Venison Stir-Fry

Venison Stir-Fry, venison marinated and tenderly fried and then mixed with stir-fried bell peppers, onions, portobello mushrooms and covered with cheese. Yum!
Get Recipe
Yakisoba Venison Stir-Fry

Yakisoba Venison Stir-Fry

Yakisoba Venison Stir-Fry is a really quick and healthy teriyaki flavored recipe made with venison cube steak, veggies, and Yakisoba noodles.
Get Recipe
Venison and Potatoes

Venison and Potatoes

Venison and Potatoes are tender chunks of venison tenderloin with golden potatoes, slices of onion, and loads of spices. It’s so good and diet-friendly too!
Get Recipe
Venison and Bean Burritos

Venison and Bean Burritos

Venison and Bean burritos are filled with seasoned ground venison, onions, refried beans with melted cheese, and topped with Mexican tomato sauce and a sprinkle…
Get Recipe

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

one × three =

Shares
Translate »