Saturday, May 19, 2007

Mexican Wontons

My sister and her boyfriend came to a party at my house last weekend and brought some cheeseteak wontons that really wowed the crowd. I chatted with them about how they were made and thought I would try to make a wonton recipe myself. A quick search of the Internet found this recipe. I appreciated that it had a WW Points value assigned to it, but I wasn't feeling so virtuous today, so I tweaked it a bit. Here's my recipe:

1 pound lean ground beef

1 cup shredded cheddar and jack cheese

1 small can diced green chiles

2 t cumin

2 t chili powder

olive oil cooking spray

wonton wrappers

First, I browned my beef and added to it the cheese, seasonings, and green chiles.

While that was cooking up, I laid out some wonton wrappers.

Once the beef mixture was ready, I dropped it by the teaspoon onto each wrapper.

I moistened the edges of each wrapper, folded each one over, and shaped each into a wonton shape.

After spraying a cookie sheet with olive oil cooking spray, I placed the wontons on the sheet. I then sprayed the top of the wontons with the cooking spray, and into the oven they went!

After 15 minutes at 350 degrees, this is what they looked like:

I served them with some salsa (served them to myself because Bill is still out of town).

I actually made about 3 dozen wontons up, but I froze the rest of them for some other time. I could probably have made about six more, but I was getting sick of the process and gave up.

Next time, I would probably use more cheese and maybe some kind of soft cheese (cream cheese, maybe?) in addition to make the mixture more soupy.

Also, next time, I won't leave the wonton wrappers at the checkout at the first grocery store I go to, thereby bringing about a second grocery store trip after I was done with all the swearing.

Bon appetit!


Elly said...

Mmm these look really good and different! I keep meaning to experiment with the store-bought wontons but I haven't yet. I will definitely have to give these a try.

Anne said...

These look fabulous! I love wontons in any form, and I adore Mexican food-what a great way to tie them together.

Renea said...

Those really look great! I've never used wontons before so that might be a great recipe for me to try!

Christy said...

Mmmmm... these look great. Always looking for good "semi healthy" (aka not fried and greasy) dinners. Maybe the kids will even like them?

Carla said...

I know you posted this about 3 months ago, but I was wondering if you had the recipe for the cheesesteak wontons you were talking about? I searched the internet but couldn't find anything. Thanks!