Beef Wontons recipe (a #FabFam family favorite!) - Fab Everyday (2024)

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One of our all-time favorite dinners is ground beef wontons. My hubby and I love them, and the kiddos fight over the last one every time. I first learned to make beef wontons from my mom, and have fond childhood memories of helping her assemble them in the wrappers. Over the years I’ve made the recipe my own with some ingredient tweaks, and our family truly loves them. You should see the way everyone lights up when they see me bring home wonton wrappers from the grocery store! Today I’m sharing my beef wonton recipe. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of it as we do!

If you’re ready to get cooking, you can Jump to Recipe at the bottom of this post. For some of my tips for preparing these beef wontons (along with some step-by-step instructions with photos), keep reading.

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How to make ground beef wontons

Our homemade ground beef wontons recipe is much easier to make than you might think.

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To start, combine ground beef, chopped green onions, sesame oil, salt, garlic powder, pepper, and ground ginger in a bowl and mix well.

Heat frying oil (I prefer vegetable or corn oil) to 350 degrees in a deep skillet or fryer.

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Next, set up a beef wonton assembly station. I use about half of a 16-ounce package of 4.5-inch prepared wonton wrappers for this recipe. Place a wonton wrapper on a plate or cutting board (you can also prep a few at a time by placing several of the wonton wrappers out at a time, as long as they’re not overlapping). Pour some water into a small bowl next to the plate.

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Dip your fingertips in the bowl of water and swipe some water around the edges of the wonton wrappers.

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Form about 1 tablespoon of beef mixture into an oval ball and place it on one side of each wrapper.

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Fold the wontons in half so that they form a triangle around the beef mixture.

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Wet your fingers with additional water from your water bowl and pinch the edges of the wrapper together. Place the folded beef wontons onto plates (making sure they don’t overlap, or they will stick together and tear) while you assemble the remaining wontons.

Place the ground beef wontons into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the skillet, since things will move pretty quickly. Fry for 2 minutes on one side, then carefully flip the wontons with tongs. Cook on the second side until the wontons are crispy and the edges are golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer the wontons to a paper towel-lined plate to let cool while you cook the rest of the wontons in batches (the meat will continue to cook inside the wontons as they cool).

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Serve your beef wontons with a mixture of soy sauce and sesame oil for dipping. We love eating them with white rice and soy sauce on the side.

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True story, my oldest saw me writing this post and now he’s requesting these for dinner tonight. I’m not kidding; they are one of our family’s all-time favorites.

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Here’s my recipe for beef wontons! Enjoy!

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Beef Wontons

One of our all-time favorite dinners is ground beef wontons. I first learned to make beef wontons from my mom, and have fond childhood memories of helping her assemble them in the wrappers. Over the years I've made the recipe my own with some ingredient tweaks, and our family truly loves these crispy, savory, fried treats. Here is my recipe! I hope you get as much enjoyment out of it as we do.

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 16-ounce package 4.5-inch wonton wrappers
  • Oil for frying
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings

wontons

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 16-ounce package 4.5-inch wonton wrappers
  • Oil for frying

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Instructions

  1. Combine ground beef, green onions, sesame oil, salt, garlic powder, pepper, and ginger in a bowl; mix well.

  2. Heat oil to 350 degrees in a deep skillet or fryer.

  3. Place several of the wonton wrappers on a plate or a cutting board without overlapping. Pour some water into a small bowl next to the plate.

  4. Form about 1 tablespoon of beef mixture into a ball and place on one side of each wrapper. Dip your fingertips in the bowl of water and swipe some water around the edges of the wonton wrappers. Fold the wontons in half so that they form a triangle around the beef mixture.

  5. Wet your fingers with additional water and pinch the edges of the wrapper together. Place folded wontons onto plates, making sure they don't overlap, while you assemble the remaining wontons.

  6. Place wontons into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the skillet.

  7. Fry for 2 minutes on one side, then carefully flip the wontons with tongs. Cook on the second side until the wontons are crispy and the edges are golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer wontons to a paper towel-lined plate to let cool while you cook the rest of the wontons in batches (the meat will continue to cook inside the wontons as they cool).

  8. Serve with a mixture of soy sauce and sesame oil for dipping.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can be modified for the air fryer, too! See the recipe and instructions for making my Air Fryer Beef Wontons on Allrecipes here.

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