Oscar's Dumplings

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


Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.