Get your taste buds ready for a burst of Chinese-inspired flavor, thanks to these ground beef-filled dumplings. Pair them with an easy-to-whip up sweet and spicy sauce for the ultimate dining experience.
Prep: 50 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy
- 4 1⁄2 cups (22 oz.) all-purpose flour
- 1 egg white
- 2 pinches iodized salt
- 2 1⁄2 cups water, divided
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 5 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
- 3 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
- 4 teaspoons black pepper, divided
- 2 tablespoons eel sauce or brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
- 3 tablespoons sake, optional
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 3 stalks green onions
- 1 whole yellow onion
- 2 bunches cilantro, chopped, divided
- 2 tablespoons Chinese chili oil
- 1 brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Chinese black vinegar or red wine vinegar
- In small saucepan, heat Chinese chili oil.
- In bowl, combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, brown sugar, black vinegar, 2 teaspoons pepper and 1 bunch chopped cilantro. Pour hot chili oil into bowl; mix well. Let rest.
- Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine flour, egg white and salt. Add 1½ cups water; mix until shaggy dough forms. Knead until smooth; cover. Store in cool area 30 minutes.
- Tear or cut dough into 1” pieces; roll pieces out into flat circles.
- In large bowl, combine ground beef, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, 2 teaspoons pepper, eel sauce, egg, ginger, sake, 1 cup water, cornstarch, green onions, yellow onion and 1 bunch chopped cilantro. Stir clockwise until well incorporated. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.
- Once filling and dough are ready, scoop 1 spoonful meat filling into each wrapper. Pleat each dumpling closed.
- Bring water to boil; cook dumplings 7 minutes. Serve with sauce.