Homemade Dumplings Recipe

  • 1 Ib ground meat*
  • 1 cup mungbean sprouts
  • ½ pack soft tofu
  • ½ med onion, diced
  • 1 Tbs garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tsp ground black pepper
  • 60 Wonton skins **
  • * I used ¾ ground bison meat and ¼ ground pork. The original recipe calls for half ground beef and half ground pork so you can do that if you'd prefer. Or you can try 100% pork if you're looking for a guilty pleasure.
  • ** It doesn't always come out to be 40 dumplings.. sometimes more, sometimes less. I say have at least 60 skins on hand, just in case.
Dipping sauce:
  • Low-sodium soy sauce and vinegar (3:1 ratio)
  • A thin slice of garlic
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
Homemade Dumplings Recipe


  1. Prepare an ice bath. Wash the sprouts and boil in hot water for about 5 minutes. Remove and transfer to ice bath.
  2. Using a kitchen towel, squeeze all the water out from the sprouts. Run the knife through for a coarse chop. *
  3. Similarly, squeeze all the water out from the tofu and crumble into small pieces.*
  4. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients together. Mix well!
  5. Place a wonton skin in the palm of your hand. Brush the edges of the skin with water. Place a spoonful of filling in the middle. DO NOT OVERSTUFF!
  6. Fold skin in half over the filling and press the edges together FIRMLY to seal!
  7. Repeat with rest of skins.
  8. Pour 2 Tbs of EVOO into a medium-sized skillet over med-high heat. Cook about 8 dumplings at a time, approx 3 minutes on each side or until browned.
  9. Pour about 3 Tbs of water to skillet and cover with a lid immediately as oil will spatter **
  10. Cook for additional 2 min.
  11. Enjoy! Don't forget the dipping sauce!
  12. * Be sure to squeeze out as much water as possible! This helps maintain a compact filling as well as reduce splatter from excess water hitting the oil.
  13. ** Pan frying the dumplings allows for crispy skin while the addition of water steams the filling. Also by using this method, less oil will be needed.

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