Grandmas Lumpia

Grandmas Lumpia
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 149.3
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.4 mg
  • Sodium: 202.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 7.7 g

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Number of Servings: 24



    1/2 cup onions
    5 cloves garlic
    1 lb extra lean ground turkey*
    1 cup water
    1 cup carrots
    1 cup cabbage
    1/2 cup celery
    1/2 cup bean sprouts

    *Traditionally pork has been used. 168 calories per piece. We prefer turkey 149 calories per piece.

    Wrappers - 24
    Traditional lumpia wrappers are the best for this. They are paper thin. If you use these make sure to get extra the first time (about 36). They can be difficult to seperate at first.

    7' Wonton wrappers are a good substitute. They are easy to find at most supermarkets. They are also considerably thicker, more calories, but less likely to tear.

    A third option is lettuce leaves. This is a really good alternative if you are trying to save calories and don't want to fry anything.

    Dipping Sauce (optional)
    1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
    1/2 cup apple cider vingar
    3 cloves fresh garlic
    1/2 tsp pepper


Finely chop onions, garlic, carrots, cabbage and celery. Set aside carrots, cabbage and celery.In large pot add about 1 tbsp. vegetable oil, enough to soften onions and garlic on medium heat. After onions and garlic have begun to soften add ground turkey. Stir until turkey is mostly cooked through. Add 1 cup water, then carrots and celery. Cover with a tight fitting lid. allow hard vegetables to steam with turkey for about 3 min. Remove lid and add remaining vegetables. Stir. Again cover with tight fitting lid for another 3 min. Combine ingredients well. Remove from heat. Place in a fine collander and allow as much liquid to drain off as possible. Cool drained mixture in the refrigerator. Wrapping hot filling hurts the fingers and makes for messy lumpia.

Place about 1/4 cup filling on diagonal wrapper . Spread in an even line about 4 inches across on the bottom fourth of the wrapper. Tightly roll filling into wrapper at about the half way point fold in the corners. Continue wrapping tightly to end of wrapper. Seal edges with a little bit of warm water. Make sure roll is sealed and there are no holes. Fry in small batches on high heat until golden brown.

Place 1/4 cup filling on each wrapper. Roll with bottom tucked in and top open. Traditional lumpia wrappers taste fine this way. Wonton wrappers are awful uncooked. Lettuce is also a traditional wrapper. Roll up filling with the bottom tucked in and the top open.

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LAINERS0323.

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