15 lumpia
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb lean ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 lb green beans, julienned
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (optional)
  • 1 cup bean sprouts (optional)
  • 15 lumpia wrappers, square or round
  • Salt to taste
  • Vinegar Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water

Heat oil in skillet and saute garlic and onions until tender. Add pork and saute until browned. Add vegetables and cook until tender, yet crisp, about 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat. Season with soy sauce. When mixture is cool, add bean sprouts. Salt to taste.

To assemble lumpia: Carefully separate wrappers. To prevent them from drying out, cover unused wrappers with moist paper towel. Lay one wrapper on clean surface. Place about 2-3 tablespoons of the filling near the edge closest to you. Roll edge towards the middle. Fold in both sides and continue rolling. Moisten opposite edge with water to seal. Repeat with other wrappers. Lumpia can be frozen until ready to use.

Deep fry at 350 degrees until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sweet sour or vinegar and garlic dipping sauce (recipes below).

Mix together all ingredients.

Makes 1/2 cup

In a small pan combine vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, water, sugar and salt, and boil for 2 minutes. Thicken with cornstarch mixture. Makes 1 1/4 cup

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Simple. Taste ok. Fast weekday substitute for traditional lumpia, which usually seems like an all day affair. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! This is the true lumpia minus the optional bean sprouts. I used to indulge in these weekly in Charleston, SC and this recipe brought me back. I have made different types of lumpia over the last 20 years, but this is how I remember the authentic lumpia. My husband had never eaten lumpia and loved it. I did add a few spices and a little extra soy. Perfect! Thanks for the recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVE this recipe! Adding vegetables to the lumpia is very important (instead of making the all-meat kind you see at most Filipino restaurants. The type of wrapper you use can also make or break this dish. Be sure to use the Simex brand: It's light, strong and fries up nice and crisp. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! That was so much easier than grandma's recipe! THANK YOU so much Carlita!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy!! This was really easy to make. I left out the bean sprout, and used half a can each of carrots and green beans. Super simple way to make a special dish everyone loves. Next time I might try shredded pork instead of ground pork. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe a few years ago for my family party that is full of Filipinos. I never made lumpia before, but I was really hoping this recipe would impress my relatives. Overall, the lumpias came out DELICIOUS! Everyone told me that they were the best lumpias they'd ever had! I did have to squeeze out all the extra water from the salt hitting the cabbage; I did that like 5 times until the mixture was completely dry. I think it really helped the filling. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great. I added more soy sauce and fried in Shortening for extra crispiness and less oil. I did not add bean sprouts, there is only so much room in a wrapper before they tear. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I got this recipe from a Lumpia restaurant: use equal parts of sugar, vinegar, and banana ketchup. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Maybe use 1/4 or 1/2 of each to start with, depending how much sauce you need. Banana Ketchup is found at Asian Markets. After asking the owner about the recipe, she wouldn't share. One day she wasn't there and the couple working gave it to me!!!!! :) :) :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
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The vinegar sauce is the best -- it always goes first. Lumpia is always goes fast at a party. And, when you're in a rush, use a package of cole slaw mix with the sausage. Fast and easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
lI prefer all meat version using pork, sausage hot Italian, beef, venison item not reviewed by moderator and published