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How to make ground beef wonton

ChihYu Smith

This beef wonton recipe is made with tender beef and pan fried to crisp at the bottom and tender juicy after steaming. Serve w/ wonton sauce.

Let’s get started!

Flavoring the Water


Add warm water to green onions, star anise, Sichuan peppercorns, and ginger. Squeeze and massage the aromatics to infuse then strain.

Preparing the Beef Filling


Combine  ground beef with egg white. Gradually add the flavored water, stirring in one direction. Then, mix in soy sauces, oyster sauce, salt, pepper, and oil.

Wrapping and cooking


Fold the wontons into a star shape. Pan-sear until crispy then add a bit of water to steam for about 3 minutes until the filling is cooked.



Transfer wontons to a plate, drizzle with wonton sauce, and garnish with chopped chive and cilantro.

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