Chili-Beef Wontons

In Louisiana, we love our coveted meat pies which consists of ground beef or ground pork, onions, peppers, garlic and Cajun seasoning, fried in a pie shell. I put a slight Asian-ish spin on this Cajun classic by swapping out the pie shell for a wonton wrapper.

chili beef wontons

These chili beef wontons are perfect for a snack or as part of a party food spread. It’s a burst of flavor with spicy jalapenos, Cajun spices, and creamy cream cheese in a crispy wonton shell.

chili beef wontons

Chili Beef Wonton Ingredients

  • 1lb ground beef
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 4-5 minced garlic cloves
  • 2-3 minced jalapenos 
  • 8oz cream cheese, softened 
  • 1 package of wontons wrappers
  • 1 box Tony Chachere Chili Seasoning Mix
  • Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning, to taste
  • 1 egg,  beaten
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil 
  • Fry oil

How to make Chili Beef Wontons

  1. Saute onions in olive oil over medium heat until softened. Stir in garlic and let cook for one minute. 
  2. Add in ground beef and saute in the vegetables until fully cooked. Use your cooking utensil to break down ground beef while it cooks so there’s no large chunks of beef. Drain oil from skillet. 
  3. Stir in the chili seasoning mix until the meat and vegetables are fully coated. 
  4. Add in jalapenos and saute until softened. Season to taste with Tony’s.
  5. Turn off heat and stir in cream cheese until melted and meat mix if full coated. 
  6. Dip finger in egg and coat the edges of a wonton wrapper on all sides. Add a teaspoon or so of the meat mix to the center of the wonton. Fold one corner of the wrapper to meet the opposite corner and it makes a triangle. Press the sides of the triangle to seal. Continue until you’ve created your desired amount of wontons. 
  7. Fry wontons in batches of no more than 5 over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from oil immediately once browned. 
  8. Enjoy!

Chili-Beef Wontons

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 25 mins Servings: 20

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Saute onions in olive oil over medium heat until softened. Stir in garlic and let cook for one minute. 

  2. Add in ground beef and saute in the vegetables until fully cooked. Use your cooking utensil to break down ground beef while it cooks so there’s no large chunks of beef. Drain oil from skillet.

  3. Stir in the chili seasoning mix until the meat and vegetables are fully coated. Add in jalapenos and saute until softened. Season to taste with Tony’s. Turn off heat and stir in cream cheese until melted and meat mix if full coated. 

  4. Dip finger in egg and coat the edges of a wonton wrapper on all sides. Add a teaspoon or so of the meat mix to the center of the wonton. Fold one corner of the wrapper to meet the opposite corner and it makes a triangle. Press the sides of the triangle to seal. Continue until you’ve created your desired amount of wontons. 

  5. Fry wontons in batches of no more than 5 over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from oil immediately once browned.  Enjoy!

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Devin Smith

I’m a homegrown food lover, whom influenced by my mama and MoMo, grew into a self-taught foodmaker. Outside of my day job in tech,, I enjoy developing Cajun/Creole and Asian Fusion recipes, and taking pretty, mouth-watering photos of the food I make. When not in the kitchen, find me binge watching a true crime docuseries or collecting passport stamps across the globe!

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