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Mexican beef and cheese wontons with salsa

Total Time
33 min
15 min
18 min
Put a Mexican twist on an Asian favorite with this clever wonton recipe. It’s a play on nachos that takes just 15 minutes of prep time. They are a perfect appetizer or side dish for your next taco night or casual gathering. While we use lean ground beef in this version, you can substitute ground chicken or turkey or even use black beans to create a vegetarian-friendly dish. Dip them in your favorite store-bought salsa, picante sauce, or fresh pico de gallo for a great flavor combination. Consider whipping up a homemade guacamole with fresh tomatoes, diced onions, minced garlic, and avocado for another colorful dipping option.


Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Olive oil

2 tsp

Cooked lean ground sirloin

½ pound(s)

Low fat cheddar or colby cheese

2 oz, shredded (about 1/2 cup)

Canned diced green chiles

2 Tbsp, minced

Chili powder

1 tsp

Ground cumin

1 tsp

Wonton wrapper(s)

30 item(s)

Fat free salsa

½ cup(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook until meat is browned, breaking up meat as it cooks, about 5 minutes; drain meat. Add cheese, chilies, chili powder and cumin; cook until cheese melts, stirring frequently, about 1 minute.
  3. Place wonton wrappers on a flat surface; drop meat mixture by teaspoonfuls onto center of each wrapper. Moisten edges of wrapper with wet fingers, fold over to cover filling, press down firmly to seal and then gently twist ends to form a “firecracker” shape. Transfer filled wrappers to prepared baking sheet and coat surface with cooking spray.
  4. Bake until wontons are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve with prepared salsa. Yields 5 wontons and 1 1/2 tablespoons of salsa per serving.