Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

These are tasty appetizers. If I'm planning on serving them to company, I make them ahead, freeze them and then re-heat them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Filling: In a large skillet, cook ground beef, onion and green pepper until meat is browned and vegetables are tender.
  2. Drain off fat.
  3. Stir beans, cheese, ketchup, chile powder and cumin into meat mixture and mix well.
  4. Place a won-ton skin with 1 point towards you, spoon a generous teaspoon of meat mixture onto center of skin, fold bottom point over filling and tuck point under filling.
  5. Fold side corners over filling, forming an envelope shape.
  6. Roll up remaining corner, moisten point with water and seal.
  7. Fry in hot oil (375°) about 1 minute per side.
  8. Drain, serve warm with salsa.
  9. These can also be frozen after cooking.
  10. Re-heat at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
Most Helpful

Because this filling mixture was so easy to make and has a great texture for filling wontons, I'm giving it a 5-star. The refried beans held the filling together very well. However, I did increase the seasonings, as I thought the taste was a little bland. I increased cumin to 1 tsp. and added 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper, which made the filling delicious, but not hot! I made these and froze to have during the Holidays. I especially like being able to cook, freeze, and reheat when needed. A good freezer appetizer which I'll probably serve with a salsa dor dipping. Update: After I made these, I fried a few to test them before freezing. They were so good we ate them ALL as a snack-supper, so none of them made it to the freezer. I'll be making this again for the freezer during the holidays.

BeachGirl November 16, 2003

I made a few changes to use what I had on hand: Heinz Spicy Ketchup (has Tabasco in it), Southwestern Seasoning from Pampered Chef, Tex-Mex cheese and sweet red bell pepper. Yum!

myrnabarager May 14, 2013

FAB-U-LOUS! I made these for a mexican themed party and they were a GREAT success! They do take a bit of work assembling, but are well worth it in the end. I added some minced garlic and a can of fresh sweet corn (drained of course) to the mix - that added a nice little extra crunch to the mix. :) Thank you for posting this recipe!

- Carla - April 25, 2005