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Best Lumpia (Authentic Filipino Recipe)

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Last Updated on February 10, 2021

This is the best lumpia recipe which has been handed down for generation in my family! Made with authentic Filipino ingredients for the most mouth-watering taste!

best lumpia piled on a plate

Ok, yes, you are on the correct site and yes, this is not a Paleo Recipe.

However, tomorrow is Christmas, and once a year, I break my Paleo vows and make Lumpia and Beef Bistek.

 Lumpia has and will always be a symbol of celebration and Christmas to me.   Growing up my mother would always whip up several dozen for every birthday, graduation, and holiday.  

 I know that this is probably the ultimate sin but I don’t care.    I promise however that this will be the only non-Paleo recipe that I share on my site as it’s truly the only one left that I ever eat.

Until 30 minutes ago when I actually looked at the food label (say what? crazy food label reading nazi here)  I thought the wrappers were made from rice – not shockingly whole wheat.

 Yeah,  when I put my foot in it, I put my foot in it.  

 Having said all that, this recipe is super simple.  I don’t mess about with chopping up veggies but simply buy a prepackaged organic veggie slaw mix.

best Lumpia Recipe

If you’ve never rolled Lumpa, that’s going to be the tough part.

 Here’s a video tutorial I found on how to roll lumpia:

 

Also, you don’t need a ton of cooking oil when frying.  I didn’t measure how much I used but I would say this is 3/4 cup of Palm shortening.

best Lumpia Recipe frying in oil in a pan

Some tips for this Best Lumpia Recipe

  • You can freeze this recipe to cook up later.  Make sure to place the lumpia in a roll in a freezer-safe container.  To prevent sticking, place a piece of parchment paper between each layer.
  • When you are ready to cook the lumpia, you can cook them frozen however, you will need to keep an eye on oil temperature.  You do not want to burn the outside while the inside is frozen so keep turning the lumpia every 4-5 minutes. 
half eaten lumpia on a plate
Lumpia Recipe
Yield: 20

Best Lumpia (Authentic Filipino Recipe)

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Vegetables and meat, wrapped and then fried in the best lumpia recipe. Recipe is from my Filipino family

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a skillet combined the ground beef, onion, and veggies and cook until the meat is well done.
  2. Add in the salt, pepper and oyster sauce and mix until well blended.
  3. Remove skillet from oven and set aside.
  4. Crack the egg into a small bowl and whisk. This is the "glue" that you will use to seal the wrapper.
  5. Peel the lumpia wrapper in to individual pieces and place one spoonful of filling into the wrapper and roll as the video shows.
  6. At this point I leave out what I want to cook immediately and place the rest in freezer safe bags for later. I will often take the balance and give them away as gifts.
  7. In a medium pan warm your cooking oil. When it's hot drop your lumpia in and fry until golden brown on one side and then flip. These serious brown up in 4 minuted or less.
  8. Repeat.
  9. Remove lumpia from the pan and drain on a piece of paper toweling.
  10. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 201mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g

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Saif

Friday 12th of February 2021

As a half Filipino, lumpia is one of my favorite dish. We eat it with white rice and vinegar / soy sauce as a dipping sauce. You can also use vegetable instead of ground meat if you want a vegetarian lumpia. Thanks for sharing this amazing filipino recipe.

Dana

Friday 5th of February 2016

These look wonderful! I am wondering where I can buy these wrappers??? I'm in Michigan.

Kelly Bejelly

Monday 2nd of May 2016

Any asian market would have them hun.

Judith

Friday 21st of August 2015

Wouldn't it be easy to make these paleo by using coconut wraps?

Kelly Bejelly

Thursday 10th of September 2015

You could use coconut wraps hun.

A Time Out for Mommy- Elaina

Saturday 29th of December 2012

These look yummy!

Jennifer The Quirky Momma

Saturday 29th of December 2012

My niece's aunt makes lumpia for every family occasion for their side of the family. I love it when she brings it over to my sister's house, it's delicious. Now I want her lumpia!

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