Prep 4 hrs
Cook 6 mins
Make certain to cut the florets very small for this, no need to pre-cook the beef/pork mixture, it will cook in the oil. This recipe should make about 40-45 wontons using 1 heaping teaspoon of meat mixture, the recipe can easily be doubled. You can use all ground pork (1/2-pound) if desired. Plan ahead the meat mixture must be chilled for a minumum of 4 hours or overnight before using. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce --- I have made these many times in the past they are really good and makes a great finger food for a get together! :)
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh broccoli florets (can use frozen)
- 1⁄4 lb ground beef
- 1⁄4 lb ground pork
- 3 medium green onions (very finely chopped, or use 1 medium yellow onion)
- 2 -3 teaspoons minced fresh garlic (or to taste)
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 3⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
- 1 (12 ounce) package wonton wrappers
- oil (for frying)
- Steam the broccoli florets until just tender; drain and then chop very small.
- In a medium bowl combine ground beef and pork with chopped broccoli and all remaining ingredients; mix well to combine; chill for a minumum of 4 hors (or overnight).
- Place several wrappers on a surface; brush edges lightly with water.
- Place 1 heaping teaspoon of the meat mixture into the center of each wrapper.
- Fold the warppers diagonally in half, pressing edges to seal.
- Place wontons on waxed paper.
- Repeat with remaining meat mixture and wrappers.
- Heat oil in a large heavy skillet; add in the wontons and fry until they are golden and the filling is cooked through (about 3 minutes per side).
- You can keep them warm in a 250 degree oven while frying the remaining wontons.
- **NOTE** it is important not to use more than 1 heaping teaspoon of meat filling in the wrappers otherwise the filling will not cook through thoroughly.
So good! These dumplings were among the best I've ever had in my own kitchen! I made a simple soy/rice vinegar style dipping sauce to go alongside, and I used ground turkey in place of the other meat. This was a great recipe; I will be making them again.