Chinese Dumplings – Perfect for Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year Recipes - Dumplings

Preparation: 20 minutes | Cooking: 20 minutes | Serves: 60

Chinese New Year is coming up on the 5th of February, and these Chinese dumplings are perfect for serving to friends and family at your celebration. This recipe makes a whopping 60 serves, so you can rest assured that no one will go hungry!

Thanks to Australian Beef for this great recipe!

Ingredients

  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 2 small carrots, finely grated
  • 10 button mushrooms, finely diced
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped +extra, to serve
  • 5cm piece ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce +extra, to serve
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil +extra, to serve
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) vegetable oil
  • 500g plain flour to make wrappers +extra, to roll OR 2 packs pre-made wonton wrappers (30 in each pack)
  • Rice vinegar, fresh chilli, finely chopped, for serving

Method

  1. In a lightly oiled non-stick frying pan, cook carrot over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Set aside in a medium bowl. In same pan cook mushrooms for 1-2 minutes and add to bowl with carrot. Cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, in same oiled pan, cook egg for 1-2 minutes each side. Cool slightly and cut egg pancake into small pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, combine beef mince, cooked carrot, mushroom and egg, onion, ginger, salt, soy and oyster sauces and sesame oil.
  4. In a separate large bowl, mix flour with water to make a dough (slowly add water to avoid it being too wet). Divide dough into 4. Lightly flour a clean benchtop or chopping board and shape dough pieces into long snake shapes. Cut each into 15 little dough pieces to make 60 and roll dough into round wrappers using a rolling pin (or use pre-made wonton wrappers).
  5. Spoon a tablespoon of beef mixture into each wrapper. Fold, press using fingers to seal and crimp edges.
  6. To fry, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large frying pan (with a lid) over medium heat. Add ¼ of the dumplings and cook for 1-2 minutes until bottoms are crisp and golden. Add enough water to cover half the dumplings and cover with lid. Cook until water has evaporated and dumplings are tender. Repeat process with remaining oil and dumplings.
  7. Serve dumplings with vinegar, extra soy sauce, sesame oil, extra green onions and fresh chilli.

Enjoy!