“Beef” and Ginger Dumplings

A plateful of hot dumplings preceded by a bowl of hot-and-sour soup makes a pleasing luncheon menu, accompanied by hot jasmine tea.

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This meal requires some organization and quick action, which you can easily achieve by lining up a row of wonton wrappers ready for filling and sealing all at one time. You can fry some dumplings while wrapping others, but dumplings cook and brown quickly, so you must keep an eye on the skillet while wrapping.



Dipping sauce

  • 2 Tbs. minced ginger
  • 1 Tbs. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs. apple cider or rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 6 oz. soy ground "beef" (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 Tbs. minced ginger
  • 1 Tbs. minced garlic
  • 2 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup grated carrot
  • 2 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 28 3x31/2-inch wonton skins
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil for frying, or more as needed


  1. To make Dipping Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and stir well. Set aside.
  2. To make Dumplings: Mix together “beef,” ginger, garlic, soy sauce, carrot and sesame seeds, and stir well. Arrange a row of wrappers side by side on flat work surface, and spoon a heaping teaspoonful of filling onto center of each wrapper. Wet finger with water, brush water on edges of wrappers and fold wrapper over to form a triangle, pinching edges shut to seal. Put readied wrappers on baking sheet. Repeat procedure until all filling and wrappers are used up.
  3. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Fry dumplings until golden on first side, and, using spatula, turn over to brown on second side. Remove from heat, and set aside on layers of paper towels, pressing lightly to absorb oil.
  4. Repeat until all dumplings are fried, adding more oil as needed. Serve with Dipping Sauce.

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Nutrition Information

  • Calories 300
  • Carbohydrate Content 45 g
  • Cholesterol Content 5 mg
  • Fat Content 6 g
  • Fiber Content 4 g
  • Protein Content 16 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 790 mg
  • Sugar Content 4 g

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