Cheeseburger Spring Rolls – Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary


Crispy spring spring rolls filled with the most delicious cheeseburger filling! Juicy minced beef, LOTS of cheese (two types for the best flavour) and some finely chopped pickles for that hint of pickly goodness.
Make these for a party, to serve with drinks, at a barbecue or for game day. They’ll be the first thing to go.

A tall shot of Cheeseburger Spring Rolls. There are 6 whole spring rolls stacked horizontally next to each other, and on top of the stack (in the middle of the image) there is another spring roll that has been cut in half and the two halves are arranged next to each other so you can see the filling. This is set on a wooden board. In the right of the background, you can see a dark blue dish filled with burger sauce. And in the top left of the background, you can slightly see another blue dish with pickled gherkins in it. This is all set on a navy blue background.

If you’ve ever visited the little food cart at the entrance to Adventureland in Disney World you may well have enjoyed the cheeseburger spring rolls. We get them every time they’re available!

Since we live about 4000 miles away from said food cart, I figured I needed to learn how to make them for a treat when we’re at home.

A few rounds of testing later, and here we have it. Crispy spring rolls with juicy beef, LOTS of cheese and a smattering of chopped pickles. So moreishly tasty!

📋 Ingredients

The ingredients for Cheeseburger Spring Rolls are set out on a wooden cutting board. They are each labelled in white text, except the spring roll wrappers are labelled in navy blue. The ingredients are as follows: Beef, Onion, Mixed Cheese, Pickled Gherkins, Salt, Pepper, and Spring Roll Wrappers.

Spring Roll Pastry – It’s important that you get the spring roll wrappers that are specifically for spring rolls.

I use the TYJ Spring Roll Pastry. This is a traditional egg roll pastry that you can get from some larger supermarkets, most Asian supermarkets and they’re available on Amazon HERE < Affiliate Link.

📺 Watch how to make it

Full recipe with detailed steps in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  1. Fry the beef and onion with salt, and pepper until browned, then leave to cool.
  2. Once the beef is cooled, mix in the cheeses and chopped gherkins.
  3. Heat the frying oil in a large heavy-based pan and make up the spring rolls as per the instructions.
  4. Once the spring rolls are wrapped, carefully add the spring rolls into the oil, one at a time, cook for 3 – 4 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Once cooked, place on a plated lined with kitchen roll, and serve with special sauce (see recipe card).

I know what you’re thinking: Another Disney-inspired recipe?! What can I say, we’re obsessed! 😆

A tall, overhead shot of cheeseburger spring rolls. There are 10 cheeseburger spring rolls piled on a dark blue plate, which is lined with a light brown newspaper. There are a few pickled gherkins nestled around the spring rolls. On the right of the dish, there is a dark blue bowl filled with burger sauce. In the top left of the background, there is another dark blue bowl, filled with pickled gherkins. On the right of the background, you can see a navy blue napkin tucked underneath the main dish. This is all set on a blue background.

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🍽️ What to serve it with

  • You can serve this with the special sauce in the recipe, or they go brilliantly with our Bang Bang Sauce or Sweet Chilli Sauce!
  • Make your dinner a Disney-Inspired feast by serving the spring rolls with these recipes:

They make an amazing appetizer or party food!

A tall shot of Cheeseburger Spring Rolls. There are 6 whole spring rolls stacked horizontally next to each other, and on top of the stack (in the middle of the image) there is another spring roll that has been cut in half and one of the halves is arranged so you can see the filling. The other half is being held by a hand on the right of the screen and is being dipped into a dark blue dish, filled with burger sauce. The dark blue dish with burger sauce is on the same dish as the spring rolls, and the spring rolls are stacked around it. This is all set on a dark blue plate, which is lined with a brown newspaper. And in the top left of the background, you can slightly see another blue dish with pickled gherkins in it. This is all set on a navy blue background.

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Can I make them ahead?

Yes, there are a few ways that you can make these ahead to refrigerate:

1) You can make the cheeseburger filling ahead, by following the recipe up to the end of step 5 (but allow the mixture to cool completely). Place it into an airtight container and refrigerate. Then, when you are ready to make the spring rolls, take out of the fridge and continue from step 6.

2) You can make up the spring rolls in the pastry, just follow the recipe up to step 10, without heating the oil. Then, place them on a tray, cover with cling film (plastic wrap) and refrigerate for up to a day. Then cook as per the recipe.

3) Finally, you can make them all the way through the recipe, leave to cool, and them put them in an air tight container to refrigerate. To reheat, you can either place them in the air fryer at 200C/400F for 5 minutes, turning them over halfway through, or preheat the oven to 220C/425F, place the spring rolls on a baking tray and, once the oven is hot, place them in for around 10 minutes to heat through. It’s important to make sure that they are piping hot throughout before serving.

Can I freeze them?

Yes, you can freeze the spring rolls in either of these two ways:

1) You can make up the spring rolls in the pastry, just follow the recipe up to step 10, without heating the oil. Then, place in an air tight container (with some non-stick baking parchment in between the spring rolls to prevent sticking) and freeze. You can fry from frozen, just adding an extra minute to the cooking time. Take extra care when adding frozen spring rolls to the oil as they will splutter.

2) You can make them all the way through the recipe, quickly cool, and them put them in an air tight container to freeze. Reheat from frozen (note they will be a little darker when reheating from frozen due to the extra cooking time) either in the air fryer at 180C/350F for 10-12 minutes, turning them over halfway through, or in a preheated oven at 200C/400F, for 15-20 minutes. It’s important to make sure that they are piping hot throughout before serving.

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  • Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat.

  • Add the minced beef, onion, salt and pepper and fry for 6-7 minutes, stirring regularly to break up any chunks, until the beef is browned, and the onion is soft.

    500 g 1.1lb minced beef (12-15% fat, ideally, for juicy meat), 1 small onion, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper

  • Turn off the heat and allow to cool for 20-30 minutes. You can transfer it to a bowl to help it cool faster if you like – it needs to be around room temp.

  • While the beef is cooling, make up the special sauce by mixing all of the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Put to one side.

    6 tbsp mayonnaise, 6 tbsp tomato ketchup, 1 tbsp mild yellow mustard

  • Once the beef mixture has cooled, stir in the two cheeses and chopped gherkins.

    75 g (3/4 packed cup) strong cheddar cheese, grated, 75 g (3/4 packed cup) red Leicestershire cheese, grated, 2 tbsp finely chopped pickled gherkins

  • Heat the frying oil in a heavy-based pan while you make up the spring rolls. We want it to be about 190C/375F.

    Oil for deep frying

  • Take a spring roll wrapper and place on the work surface with a corner pointing towards you (cover the rest of the wrappers with a damp clean tea towel to stop them from drying out).

    12 spring roll wrappers

  • Place a heaped tablespoon of the cooled beef mixture near the bottom corner of the spring roll wrapper, leaving about an inch space from the bottom corner, and shape the filling into a sausage shape (the filling will be horizontal you you).

  • Roll up the spring roll, tucking the outer edges in just before you finish rolling – so you have a fat cigar-shaped spring roll. Seal the edges using a bit of water on your fingers.

  • Place the filled spring roll on a plate or baking tray, then repeat with the remaining spring rolls.

  • When the spring rolls are complete, and your oil is hot, carefully add six spring rolls to the pan, one at a time. You will need to work in two batches to prevent overcrowding the pan.

  • Cook the spring rolls for 3-4 minutes, turning often until golden brown, then place on a plate lined with kitchen roll, to soak up excess oil. Then repeat with the remaining spring rolls.

  • Once all of the spring rolls are cooked, serve with the special sauce.

Why does the surface of my spring rolls look ‘bubbly’?

This can happen if the oil is too hot – usually if the oil gets to above 195C/385F. 
Don’t worry – the spring rolls will still tasty delicious, even if they are a bit bubble looking.
If you want to ensure you don’t get bubbles on the surface of the spring roll wrappers, try to keep the oil around 190c/375F. Use a temperature probe if you have one.

Can I make them ahead?

Yes, there are a few ways that you can make these ahead to refrigerate:

1) You can make the cheeseburger filling ahead, by following the recipe up to step 5 (but allow the mixture to cool completely). Place it into an airtight container and refrigerate. Then, when you are ready to make the spring rolls, take out of the fridge and continue from step 5.

2) You can make up the spring rolls in the pastry, just follow the recipe up to step 10, without heating the oil. Then, place them on a tray, cover with cling film (plastic wrap) and refrigerate for up to a day. Then cook as per the recipe.

3) Finally, you can make them all the way through the recipe, leave to cool, and them put them in an air tight container to refrigerate. To reheat, you can either place them in the air fryer at 200C/400F for 5 minutes, turning them over halfway through, or preheat the oven to 220C/425F, place the spring rolls on a baking tray and, once the oven is hot, place them in for around 10 minutes to heat through. It’s important to make sure that they are piping hot throughout before serving.

Can I freeze them?

Yes, you can freeze the spring rolls in either of these two ways:
1) You can make up the spring rolls in the pastry, just follow the recipe up to step 10, without heating the oil. Then, place in an air tight container (with some non-stick baking parchment in between the spring rolls to prevent sticking) and freeze. You can fry from frozen, just adding an extra minute to the cooking time. Take extra care when adding frozen spring rolls to the oil as they will splutter.
2) You can make them all the way through the recipe, quickly cool, and them put them in an air tight container to freeze. Reheat from frozen (note they will be a little darker when reheating from frozen due to the extra cooking time) either in the air fryer at 180C/350F for 10-12 minutes, turning them over halfway through, or in a preheated oven at 200C/400F, for 15-20 minutes. It’s important to make sure that they are piping hot throughout before serving.

 

Nutritional information is approximate, per spring roll, including about 1 tbsp of the special sauce. (This recipe serves approximately 10 spring rolls)

I’m estimating that approximately 100ml of oil will be absorbed altogether during frying – this can be variable.

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 213IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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