Tasty Ground Meat Asian Dumplings With Soy Dipping Sauce

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Fried dumplings with vegetables

This is a simple recipe my boyfriend and I make for delicious home cooked dumplings. You can make the wonton wrappers from scratch or you can buy pre-packaged wrappers at an Asian store or market to save yourself some time. You are in full control of all the ingredients and you can ensure the sodium and spice level of your dish is to your dietary comfort zone. I opted for low-sodium soy sauce and sea salt, as I am very sensitive to refined salt and sugar. Grapeseed oil is known to have a high burning tolerance therefore I opted to use it in this recipe.

Ingredients for Dumplings:

  1. 1 Package of wonton wrappers
  2. 1 Lb ground meat (chicken, beef, veal or any combination thereof)
  3. 1 Green pepper finely chopped
  4. 1 Small onion finely chopped
  5. 1 Green onion finely chopped
  6. 1 Clove of garlic finely chopped or minced (or more to taste)
  7. 1 Full egg cracked and shells discarted
  8. 1 Teaspoon of salt & pepper to taste (or to your taste)
  9. 1 Teaspoon of cumin powder
  10. 1 Teaspoon of paprika
  11. ½ Cup of water for wontons
  12. 1 Cup of flour for dipping & frying dumplings
  13. 2 Tablespoons of grapeseed oil (or your favorite oil) for frying dumplings
  14. ½ Cup of water for cooking dumplings


Mix ingredients #2 – 10 in a bowl. Portion a spoonful of mix (about a heaping teaspoon) and place in the middle of the wonton wrapper.

dumpling wrapper on open hand


dumpling wrapper in open hand with meat inside

Dip your finger in the water and trace alongside the wonton wrapper to create an easy seal.

dumpling wrapper with meat in open hand

Dumplings Folding Technique

Fold the wonton wrapper in half to seal the ingredients inside. See the below pictures for the exact technique. Can you keep a secret? My boyfriend is so much better at this so he’s the one who folds these little bundles of yumminess!!!

dumpling folding technique


dumpling folding technique


dumpling folding technique


dumpling folding technique


dumpling folding technique


dumpling folding technique


folded dumpling

Repeat until you have used all the meat. Place the sealed dumplings on a plate sprinkled with some flour. Dip the dumplings on one side in the flour to cover them for easy and better frying.

dumpling folding technique


dumpling dipped in flour


A plate of dumplings

Bring a frying pan with the grapeseed oil to a medium sizzle. Place the dumplings in batches in the frying pan and fry uncovered until golden/medium browned (about 7 minutes). Pour ½ cup of water into the frying pan to create a sizzle and cover with a lid. Let the dumplings cook for another 5 minutes. Remove the cooked dumplings into a bowl and cover with a plate to keep warm or place into a toaster oven on low heat. Repeat with remaining wontons until all of them are cooked.

Serve with stir-fried noodles and vegetables with the soy sauce dipping sauce.

dried dumplings with vegetables

Ingredients for Dipping Sauce (makes about 2 servings)

  1. 1 Tablespoon Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
  2. 1 Teaspoon of Sesame Oil
  3. 1 Teaspoon of Rice Vinegar
  4. 1 Inch fresh ginger finely chopped
  5. Siracha sauce to taste
  6. Salt & Pepper to taste


Mix all ingredients to taste in a small bowl and serve with dumplings.

dumplings with veggies on the table

I hope you enjoy this recipe and have fun making it. It’s always great to get your hands dirty and make something from scratch. Let me know how your dumplings turned out and any substitutions you have used in your recipe in the comments below.

Bon Appetz!


  1. Jere Cassidy says:

    Ooh, these really look good and you make it look so easy making these.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Thanks. They’re definitely fun to make esp. if you have the right partner with a great folding technique 🙂

  2. Niki says:

    I LOVE dumplings!! ??

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Thank Niki. These were so much fun to make and they taste delicious.

  3. hertraveltherapy says:

    I love making dumplings! My boyfriend and I get a little procession line going and it can take up to an hour, but it’s so satisfying! I love making pork wontons with hot and sour Thai soup.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Ha ha ha that sounds exactly what we do too. We have all the ingredients lined up and we get to work. It’s fun!!!

  4. Vipul Mahajan says:

    sorry but can’t have it now 🙁

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      That’s too bad. Just make some later ?

  5. Lisa K says:

    Your dumpling fold technique looks rather skilled;)

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      He he he, thanks Lisa. My boyfriend is way better at it than me 😉

  6. Mary says:

    These look delicious! Love the step by step dumpling folding pictures

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Oh yes, the folding technique is a must 🙂

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