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Disney World’s Cheeseburger and Pepperoni Pizza Spring Rolls

Have you had the spring rolls from the cart in Magic Kingdom? If the answer is no, first off you are really missing out. Second, I am here to give you the best at-home recipe for them, that way you don’t need to travel all the way to Disney to enjoy them.

The spring roll cart is located between Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean and is one of the hidden gems in Magic Kingdom. Their signature is the Cheeseburger Spring Roll, or often referred to as an egg roll, and they usually have a rotating spring roll. While the rotating spring rolls have a limited run, they are always delicious. In the past the rotation has included, Philly cheesesteak, bacon mac and cheese (these were ah-mazing) and buffalo chicken. Currently (as of my last visit in August 2019), they are featuring a pepperoni pizza spring rolls, they might be greasy but they are delicious.

I have made these spring rolls a couple of times and have finally settled on a recipe I love. I originally made them with egg roll wrappers because that is what my local grocery store had, but I now take the trip to my local Asian Market to get spring roll wrappers because they make them a little more authentic to what they make in the park. If you can only find egg roll wrappers, no worries, they will 100 percent work, and my taste test team seems to be torn on what wrapper they prefer.

Without any further delay here is the recipe for Cheeseburger Spring Rolls, and keep scrolling for a bonus (and my first attempt) at the Pepperoni Pizza Spring Rolls.

Cheeseburger Spring Rolls

Bethany Vinton
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle diced
  • 6 oz Velveeta Cheese
  • 2 TBSP yellow mustard
  • 5 shakes Worcestershire
  • spring roll wrappers
  • 1-2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Brown ground beef and onion in skillet on medium until brown, breaking up the ground beef as it cooks, about 10 minutes.
  • Drain excess fat from pan and return to heat.
  • Add Velveeta and cook on low heat until cheese is melted and evenly distributed, stirring frequently.
  • Remove meat and cheese mixture from heat and transfer to a bowl, stir in pickles, mustard and Worcestershire, and combine.
  • One by one, fill spring roll wrappers with meat and cheese mixture.
    To make the perfect spring roll, place wrappers on your work surface so they are in a diamond shape. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the mixture onto the lower half of the diamond, leaving room around all the edges. Starting at the bottom wrap the spring rolls tightly tucking in the ends as you go. To seal moisten the top corner with a bit of water and press to seal.
  • Fill a deep frying pan with 1/2 inch of vegetable oil. Heat oil to 325°F (160°C). Fry the spring rolls in small batches 2-3, being careful not to crowd the pan. Cook 2 1/2 to 3 minutes on each side until crisp and golden brown. Remove from oil and place on wire rack or a plate lined with paper towel.

So, as an added bonus I have decided to recreate the Disney Pepperoni Pizza Spring Rolls as well. These are by far my favorite rotating spring rolls, though I might be a little bias as I grew up on pepperoni pizza in New Jersey. Either way, these are delicious.

Pepperoni Pizza Spring Rolls

Bethany Vinton
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 bag sliced pepperoni
  • spring roll wrappers
  • 1-2 cups vegetable oil
  • marinara sauce for dipping

Instructions
 

  • One by one, fill spring roll wrappers with cheese and pepperoni.
    To make the perfect spring roll, place wrappers on your work surface so they are in a diamond shape. Place about 1/8 cup of the cheese onto the lower half of the diamond and stack about 0 pepperoni on top of the cheese , leaving room around all the edges. Starting at the bottom wrap the spring rolls tightly tucking in the ends as you go. To seal moisten the top corner with a bit of water and press to seal.
  • Fill a deep frying pan with 1/2 inch of vegetable oil. Heat oil to 325°F (160°C). Fry the spring rolls in small batches 2-3, being careful not to crowd the pan. Cook 2 1/2 to 3 minutes on each side until crisp and golden brown. Remove from oil and place on wire rack or a plate lined with paper towel.

Both of these spring rolls were a huge hit when I brought them to ‘Disney Night’ with my friends. In fact, I have made the Cheeseburger Spring Rolls a few times and they are a living legend amount my friend’s co-workers.

Have you visited the spring roll cart in Magic Kingdom? If so, what are your favorite? And even if you have never been what sounds like a good combination for their next rotating spring roll?

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Epcot Food and Wine: Mezzi Rigatoni and Limoncello Margarita

It’s officially here, Epcot’s Food and Wine 2019 has kicked off. While I am not in Florida to experience the first few days (33 days until I am back at Disney), all the new food has me excited to try everything. It also has me thinking about a few things that got left of the menu this year. So, I figured it was the perfect time to enjoy Food and Wine at home, and of course I had to make this an at home stroll around Italy.

The ‘Mezzi Rigatoni’ and the ‘Limoncello Margarita’ seem like the perfect way to cure my FOMO and get my psyched for my visit to Food and Wine. While the rigatoni was left off the menu this year, the Limoncello Margarita is back in Epcot, but luckily you can enjoy both of them this year at home.

The Mezzi Rigatoni is essentially pasta with vodka sauce, with the addition of pancetta to give it that extra flavor. It is simple to make and delicious. If you can find pancetta, no worries you can always sub it out for bacon.

The Limoncello Margarita is light and perfect for those late summer days, and I always love adding a hidden Mickey to my drinks at home to give it that Disney flair.

Mezzi Rigatoni

Bethany Vinton

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 pound pancetta
  • 4 TBSP butter
  • 1/2 small onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 12 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup penne
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta till al dente. Drain and cover.
  • Brown pancetta over medium high heat, about 8 minutes.
  • Melt butter over medium heat, add onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic to mixture and cook, but do not burn, about 2 minutes.
  • Add red pepper flakes and basil, stir to combine.
  • Remove pan from heat and add vodka. Return to the heat and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add marinara sauce and pancetta, simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add cream and bring sauce to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes until sauce thickens, stir to prevent sticking.
  • Stir in 3/4 a cup of parmesan cheese into sauce.
  • Stir pasta into sauce and serve. Top with grated cheese.

It can’t be a true Food and Wine experience without pairing the dish with a drink. This Limoncello Margarita might not be wine, but it’s currently being served up at this years Food and Wine, and you won’t regret ordering it, or making it at home.

Limoncello Margarita

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz frozen limeade concentrate defrosted
  • 2 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 2 oz limoncello
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup recipe below
  • 1 lime for serving
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions
 

  • To make simple syrup: In sauce pan combine 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • To make margarita: Combine all ingredients in blender and blend till smooth. Slice lime and place on rim of the glass. I love adding two lime slices to the glass to give the appearance of Mickey ears!

What is your favorite Food and Wine dish? Let me know in the comments below and you might see me recreate it!