Tasty Southwest UFO Pockets

What do you get when you let your kids name your food? A name such as UFO pockets. I had to throw in the Southwest so as not to throw people off thinking I am some kind of alien worshiper or something, no folks, I’m just a mom who let her kids name this dish! 😀  


I am not sure if I am offended my kids think this food is alien like, or flattered that it is so good it is out of this world! I found this recipe from Budget Savvy Diva who has some pretty awesome stuff. I adapted the recipe to fit the likes of my family and tried it first using regular large egg roll wrappers which I will post too, then I had leftover filling and froze it. As I was cleaning out the freezer to my surprise I found it and this is how UFO’s were born!


Getting the kids to LIKE spicy flavor that is next on my list of things to do. I mean chipotle is like the new ketchup of this decade. I simply want it in everything. I sometimes tend to go overboard not realizing my kids are…well KIDS! My chipotle ranch this time around is much more tailored to their liking than my own.


There is just something about a nice ICY cold beer that goes sooooo good with southwest food. I froze my Corona and sipped as I fried 😀 I am confident you don’t need the recipe for that!




1/2 lb. ground turkey meat, cooked and cooled
1 can corn, drained and rinsed
1-15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1-9 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
4 oz can diced green chiles, drained
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 package of egg roll or wonton wrappers (I used the round ones for the UFO effect)

1 small bowl of water for sealing the edges
oil for deep frying


  1. Preheat oil to get ready for frying. Temperature should be around 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix all the egg roll ingredients together (except the egg roll wrappers).
  3. Place two round wrappers side by side on your work surface, place 2 teaspoons of filling on each wrap.
  4. Seal the edge all around using the water and your fingers. Place another wrap on top of the wrap you put the filling in and press to seal. I used a fork to ensure they were set. Continue until all filling is gone. I set them on a baking sheet and sprayed them with a little cooking spray so they didn’t stick.
  5. Depending on the size of your pan or deep fryer place about 4 UFO’s into the oil and cook.
  6. Takes about 5 minutes at the most, you will see them brown up and you know they are done.
  7. Place on paper towel of paper bag to drain the oil and salt the outside.
  8. Serve with Chipotle Ranch Sauce, avocado and lime wedges

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