wonton beef soup ingredientsINGREDIENTS:

Wontons

  • 1-2 pkgs. wonton wrappers (approx. 60-70 wrappers depending on size of wonton)
  • 1 lb Nebraska Star Beef Premium Ground Beef
  • 3 oz mushrooms finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sherry cooking wine
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper

Broth (makes approx. 4 servings)

  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ginger finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sherry cooking wine
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Optional Add-ons

  • green onions roughly chopped
  • bok choy roughly chopped

wonton filling

INSTRUCTIONS:

Make the wontons: Combine the Nebraska Star Beef ground beef with chopped mushrooms, garlic, green onions, and ginger. Add in soy sauce, Sherry, sesame oil, kosher salt and white pepper. Use your hands to mix ingredients together for several minutes until the mixture becomes sticky.

making wontonsNext, lay out several wonton wrappers (in diamond form) at a time to fill. Add a heaping teaspoon of the beef mixture into the middle of each wrapper. Wet your fingers with water and run them along the top half (two sides) of the wrapper. Fold the bottom up to meet the top and press down firmly to prevent the wontons from opening later when boiling. Then bring the two ends down to the bottom and tightly cross them (wet one of the ends so they stick). There are many ways to wrap wontons, so feel free to try wonton filling twowhatever you’d like. Repeat until you are out of filling. You may end up with 50 – 70 wontons depending on the amount of filling you put in. Wontons can be kept in the freezer if you do not wish to use them right away.

boiling wontonsBring a large pot of water to a boil and add the wontons. Cook for about 4-5 minutes or until they float to the top. If you are using frozen wontons, they may take a couple of minutes longer. Remove wontons and add them to individual soup bowls.

brothMake the broth: Add all broth ingredients to a large pot and bring to a boil. Simmer broth for 10 minutes. Next you may add in any optional vegetables like bok choy and/or green onions. Spoon broth mixture over wontons and Enjoy!